The team RWO (or at least JD) loves to hate comes to town tonight in the form of the San Francisco Giants as the Rockies are looking to prove that they belong in the NL West race early in the season. Over the past few years this has been a brutal match-up for Rockies faithful to watch as the Rockies have not won a series against SF since 2008. REALLY? 2008? Paraphrasing Harry Doyle, “We haven’t won ONE Series?…ONE G** D*** Series?”
The Rockies look for Jhoulys Chacin (3-2. 2.70 ERA) to stop a 2 game losing streak and get the first win of the series. Chacin is 1-2 in his last 3 starts with a 3.44 ERA. Pablo Sandoval is Chacin’s nemesis as he’s hitting .412 against him with 17 ABs and a .941 slugging percentage (how do you even do that??).
For the Giants, its Matt Cain (2-2, 5.04 ERA) who is 2-0 in his last 3 starts with a 2.95 ERA. Troy Tulowitzki has hit Cain rather well the last 5 years, hitting .412 in 34 ABs with 4 HRs.
Marco “I had a cup of coffee in Colorado in 2012” Scutaro is on a 14 game hitting streak and is hitting .482 during said streak.
We’ve had a great, lively debate about what the next 10 games mean to the Rockies…time to see if the Rockies bats can be as lively as my fellow RWOs have been.
Thanks to MLB.com for the stats above.
Weather should be nice, low 70’s with a slight chance of precipitation.
Late breaking news (cue typewriter sound for those of you who remember typewriters): Jeff Francis goes on the 15 day DL for a left groin strain, RWO favorite Reid Brignac (thanks for letting me steal that line Jeem) gets DFA’d. DJ LeMahieu and Rob Scahill drive north on I-25.
Here’s the lineups:
IN GAME CHAT
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