After a semi-successful road trip where the Rockies didn’t completely embarrass themselves, going 4-6 back East, the Rockies will take to Coors against the always hated Giants tonight for three.
This evening’s game will be the first in a 10 game homestretch that will also include a visit from the Reds and the Dodgers. The Rox have won seven of their last nine home games, reaching back to July 26th. The pitching is as follows:
• RHP Juan Nicasion will make his 25th start of the season tonight. Nicasio is 3-1 with a 3.95 ERA (54.2 ip, 24 er) in 10 starts at Coors Field this season. Tonight is his fifth career start vs. SF, against whom he is 1-1 with a 3.68 ERA (22.0 ip, 9 er).
• LHP Barry Zito will make his 27th apperance/23rd start of the 2013 season tonight. Zito is 0-7 with a 9.45 ERA (40.0 ip, 42 er) in 11 games/9 starts on the road this season. He is 8-4 with a 2.98 ERA (148.0 ip, 49 er) in his 24 career games/22 starts vs. COL.
This will be the last 2013 home series against the Giants. The Rockies are 5-2 against the Giants at Coors and 1-5 against them at AT&T.
FIRST PITCH: 6:40 p.m.
TV: ROOT | RADIO: 850 koa
WEATHER: 81° partly cloudy.
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