The Colorado Rockies got a double-dose of reality yesterday evening. They found-out a) What it’s like to play a Champion, and b) What happens when you bumble around and play like a bunch of doofs. Add to that what it feels like to be made fools-of.
They turn to veteran Jeff Francis (1-0, 1.50) to wash the stink away in a 1:45 pm MDT contest at San Francisco’s AT+T Park. He’ll face Barry Zito (1-0, 0.00) in a battle of left-handers. Francis sparkled last Friday in the home opener at Coors Field, turning in 6 innings of 1-run, 5-hit ball. Zito was better versus St. Louis, logging 7 shut-out frames on 3 hits.
Rockies’ manager Walt Weiss will run-out the same group that bungled matters Tuesday, except Jordan Pacheco replaces slumping Todd Helton at 1st-base. It’s Helton’s third day-off of the last four. Buster Posey is back at catcher for Bruce Bochy’s Giants, and Joaquin Arias is in at 3rd-base for the Kung-Fu Panda.
There will be a fairly significant 10-12 MPH wind blowing-out to right-field on an otherwise lovely 72° afternoon in the China Basin. Humidity will be pushing 50%. No day game black-out for Rockies fans today.
Jeff and Drew will bring you all the action on ROOT. Jerry and Jack will be over on 850 am KOA, as always.
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