The Colorado Rockies knocked the San Francisco Giants down a half game over the Dodgers in SF’s pursuit of the NL West title with Monday night’s 6-5 victory. They’ll send right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (2-5, 4.50) to the mound tonight to try and do it again versus Giants’ lefty Madison Bumgarner (14-10, 3.15) in the middle game of San Francisco’s final appearance at Coors Field in 2012. First pitch is at 6:40. LA trails the Giants by 5 games (1 behind St Louis in the wild-card). The Dodgers have two with the Dbacks in Phoenix tonight and tomorrow.
Chacin has been excellent in four starts since returning from the disabled list. He labored a bit in his last start, one of those 1-0 losses (Thursday) in Atlanta, leaving after 3 1/3 and 78 pitches. He gave-up the run (unearned on his own error) on 7 hits and 3 walks. Bumgarner lost to Arizona last Wednesday. He went 6 1/3, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits. He struck-out 5.
Dexter Fowler is back in center, leading off, for the Rockies’ MFL Jim Tracy. Matt McBride is hitting 7th in right-field. The Giants’ Bruce Bochy is sticking with the same group as Monday.
The weather in Denver will cool rapidly this afternoon under cloudy skies. Game-time temperature will be around 67° and continuing to fall. Relative humidity will be 52% and wind will blow-in from left at a brisk 12 mph.
Jeff and Drew are on ROOT (TV), Jerry and Jack on radio KOA 850 am.
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