Tim Hudson (0-0, 0.00 ERA) and Christian Bergman (1-0, 0.00 ERA) take the hill in the second of a three-game series between the San Francisco Giants (3-5) and the Colorado Rockies (5-2) at AT&T Park. The Rockies won the last game 2-0 and Colorado leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 10:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Apr. 14 and can be seen on ROOT-RM and CSN-BAY.
Hudson is 5-2 with a 4.37 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 66 strikeouts against the Rockies. Norichika Aoki (.412 ) kept up his hot start yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one stolen base. Against the Giants, Bergman is 1-0 with a 3.75 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and three strikeouts.
San Francisco is a -140 favorite against Colorado and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at seven runs. San Francisco's batters do not strike out very often, with only 7.4 per game.
As for their opponent, Colorado has a perfect record of 3-0 when playing as the underdog and an overall money line of +248 at this point in the season. Offensively, they average 5.8 runs per game, which is tops in the NL. The Rockies are tough outs for opponents, leading the NL with 12.0 hits per game. Colorado is excellent at not striking out with just 7.3 per game, ranking second in the NL.
The Rockies have the edge in the season series, 1-0. The Giants have a 3-4 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Bergman takes the mound.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL, O/U - Over
After last game's shutout win against the San Francisco Giants, the Rockies now have two shutouts this season. The Giants have been shut out in two games this season.
The Giants are 1-0 in games that go into extra innings. Meanwhile, the Rockies are 1-1 in such matchups.
The Rockies are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded six strikeouts. The Giants have a record of 2-1 when opponents' pitchers have that many strikeouts or fewer.
San Francisco ranks in the bottom half of the league at 17th when it comes to home runs, hitting five this season. Colorado ranks in the top 10 at ninth with seven.
Colorado tops the league in hits with 12.00 per game this season. San Francisco ranks in the top five at fourth with 8.57.
Ranking 15th, San Francisco is in the top half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.669). Colorado ranks in the top five at fourth with an OPS of .853.
When the Rockies allow at least one home run, they are 1-2. When the Giants allow one or more homers, they have a 0-2 record.