Colorado is 11-10 just 1/2 game back of San Francisco and 1 1/2 back of Los Angeles. Nolan Arenado has a 12-game hit streak going, tied for third best current active streak in the NL. San Francisco put lefty David Huff on the DL and recalled a position player meaning their bullpen is reduced to seven from eight last night. We know Yusmeiro Petit is done for this series. The Giants have confidence that Madison Bumgarner will give them length tonight which allows them to go with essentially a six-man bullpen tonight and tomorrow afternoon. Kerosene is a mis-match on the hill tonight against Bum. The only question is when how many alarms will the inferno require tonight? Relief in the rotation is coming soon; Jhoulys Chacin is scheduled to have a rehab start Thursday (4/24). Then they will evaluate his readiness. He will either make one more rehab start on 4/29 and be activated about 5/4 or be activated for the next start around 4/29th.
Tonight the Rockies are stacking their lineup with RH hitters save for CarGo and Morneau. Agbayani plans to file a grievance against the Rox management for starting Brandon Barnes and Drew Stubbs tonight against a top shelf left handed pitcher. The Rockies can only hope that the 72 degree game time temperature can heat up Stubbs’ and Barnes’ bat tonight. The game is featured as “Free Game of the Day” on MLB.tv for out of the market viewers, meaning you don’t need subscription to view the game live outside of the Colorado/San Francisco market.
Giants vs Rockies
Tuesday 4/22, 6:40 PM MT at Coors Field
Radio: SF: KNBR 680 COL: KOA 850, KNRV 1150
TV: SF: CSN-BA COL: ROOT SPORTS