Johnny Cueto (4-1, 3.61 ERA) and Jon Gray (0-1, 7.98 ERA) start in the third of a four-game series between the San Francisco Giants (16-15) and the Colorado Rockies (14-15) at AT&T Park. The Giants won the last game 6-4, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 4:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 7 and can be seen on CSBA and RTRM.
Cueto pitched 5.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering six runs, striking out eight and walking two in a 9-6 win over the Reds. Hunter Pence (.296, 19 Rs, 5 HRs, 24 RBIs) had another good game yesterday, going 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI. Gray went 6.0 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out 11 and walking one in a 2-1 defeat to the Padres in his most recent start. Nolan Arenado (.316, 27 Rs, 12 HRs, 28 RBIs) has been successful at the plate for the Rockies, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run.
The odds for San Francisco and Colorado are Giants -165, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
The Rockies lead the season series, 3-2.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL
The Giants hold a 9-10 record this season against teams in the NL West Division. The Rockies' record in these matchups is 11-9.
The Giants are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Rockies have a 2-4 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they are outhit, the Rockies are 1-11. The Giants have a 3-14 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking first in home runs, Colorado has hit 42 this season. San Francisco ranks 13th with 31 home runs.
San Francisco and Colorado both rank in the top five of the league in hits. San Francisco sits at fifth with 9.43 hits per game and Colorado ranks third with 9.61.
Ranking eighth, San Francisco is in the top 10 of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.789). Colorado ranks in the top five at third with an OPS of .814.
When the Rockies allow at least one home run, they are 7-13, well-matched with the Giants who are 6-13 when allowing at least one homer.