Matt Cain (0-3, 7.00 ERA) and Chris Rusin (1-0, 1.69 ERA) are on the hill in the first of a four-game series between the San Francisco Giants (15-14) and the Colorado Rockies (13-14) at AT&T Park. Action begins at 10:15 p.m. ET on Thursday, May. 5 and can be seen on CSBA and RTRM.
Cain pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering six runs, striking out five and walking one in a 6-5 defeat to the Mets. Brandon Belt (.323, 16 Rs, 4 HRs, 20 RBIs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 3 with one run, one home run, and one RBI. Rusin went 5.0 innings, surrendering zero runs, striking out six and walking three in a 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks in his most recent start.
The odds for San Francisco and Colorado are Giants -130, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.
The Rockies lead the season series, 2-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL
The Giants are 8-9 against their divisional rivals, while the Rockies are 10-8 against their division.
Colorado has won 38% (5-8) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, San Francisco has won 50% (5-5) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Rockies are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Giants have a 1-2 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Rockies are 11-2. The Giants have a 12-0 record when outhitting opponents.
San Francisco and Colorado both rank in the top five of the league in runs. San Francisco sits at third with 146 runs this season and Colorado ranks fifth with 138.
Ranking 10th, Colorado is in the top 10 of the league in walks, notching 91 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top five at third with 116.
The Giants are 9-9 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Rockies are 10-7 when they hit at least one homer.