Tyler Chatwood (5-3, 3.02 ERA) and Matt Cain (1-5, 5.37 ERA) start in the first of a three-game series between the Colorado Rockies (22-24) and the San Francisco Giants (30-19) at Coors Field. The Giants come into this series hoping to extend a five-game winning streak. Action begins at 8:40 p.m. ET on Friday, May. 27 and can be seen on KNTV and RTRM.
Chatwood pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering one run, striking out two and walking two in a 5-1 win over the Pirates. Trevor Story (.272, 28 Rs, 13 HRs, 33 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. Cain went 6.0 innings, surrendering one run, striking out five and walking two in a 5-3 win over the Cubs in his most recent start.
The odds for Colorado and San Francisco are Colorado -120, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 10.5 as of now.
The Rockies lead the season series, 4-3.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL
The Giants hold a 20-11 record in matchups against NL West Division rivals, while the Rockies currently sit at 13-12 in these games.
Colorado has won 41% (9-13) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, San Francisco has won 57% (8-6) of its games when taking a late lead.
The San Francisco batters brought in a solid 10 hits last game. Colorado has a record of 5-13 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Rockies are 17-5. The Giants have a 20-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 10th in runs, San Francisco has earned 211 this season. Colorado ranks fifth with 225 runs.
Ranking 23rd, Colorado is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 128 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top five at second with 192.
When the Rockies hit at least one home run, they are 15-10, well-matched with the Giants who are 19-9 when hitting one or more homers.