Series Preview: Rockies vs. Giants

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Monday, July 4th 2:05pm: Tyler Anderson (0-2 2.66 ERA) vs. Jake Peavy (4-7 5.33 ERA)

Anderson has run into a lot of tough luck through his first four starts, not being able to earn a win despite good outings each time. The Rockies will send him to the mound on The Fourth of July to face someone they have gotten to this year. Jake Peavy has only faced Colorado once so far, but he struggled in his outing, much like he has struggled all this year. This is the best chance the Rockies will have to win a game in this series as the other pitchers in this series are All-Stars. The Rockies would love to take two of three in this series, but consider it a win if the Rockies can avoid the sweep.

Tuesday, July 5th 8:15: Tyler Chatwood (8-4 3.15 ERA) vs. Madison Bumgarner (9-4 2.20 ERA)

This is a great game for Chatwood’s return to the rotation as it comes against the Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. All of Chatwood’s road starts, besides his last one in Miami where he exited early with an injury, saw him giving up fewer than 2 runs each time. San Fransisco is a pitchers park and this game will very likely be a low scoring affair. Madison Bumgarner has done well against the Rockies in his career with only two batters having any real success. Cargo has 17 hits in 53 at bats against MadBum and Charlie Blackmon is 5 for 12. The Rockies will have to scratch and claw their way to a win if they want to stand a chance in this series.

Wednesday, July 6th 8:15: Jorge De La Rosa (5-5 5.98 ERA) vs. Johnny Cueto (12-1 2.57 ERA)

Jorge De La Rosa has been much, much better since being he was sent to the DL and placed back into the rotation and he will need to show just how good he is against Cueto. Cueto has been all that the Giants could have asked for when they acquired him from the Royals. He has been good in both starts against the Rockies this year, as he has been against most opponents. Coming off of being swept by the Dodgers and facing the division leader could see the Rockies not a winning a single game on this road trip. The only thing they really have going for them is how well Nolan Arenado seems to play in San Fransisco and a breakout series by him could earn the Rockies at least one win.

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