Series Preview: Giants vs. Rockies

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Monday, September 5th 2:10pm: Matt Moore (9-10 3.88 ERA) vs. Chad Bettis (11-7 5.17 ERA)

Moore came over to the Giants at the start of August and he has been a solid addition. He has had some mixed results, but his best outing consisted of a near no-hitter against the Dodgers. He has some great stuff, obviously, but he has also had less successful outings. The Rockies only have four players who have faced Moore before and the only player to have success is Nolan Arenado who has two hits in three at bats, both doubles. Chad Bettis has only faced the Giants once this year and he didn’t have a ton of success. Bettis allowed five runs in six innings at AT&T Park and he will hope to have a better time at hitter friendly Coors Field.

Tuesday, September 6th 6:40pm: Jeff Samardzija (11-9 4.06 ERA) vs. Tyler Anderson (5-5 3.43 ERA)

Tyler Anderson has proved himself to be exactly what the Rockies need when they drafted him in the first round five years ago. Anderson has been consistent and great in almost every start this year. Samardzija, although he started the season really strong, has started to fade recently. His month of August was better, but in both June and July he really struggled. The Rockies will hope to take advantage of that with what is hopefully a win that gives them the series. Obviously the Rockies will need some help from the bullpen and that has been anything but reliable. Getting length from the starters is absolutely imperative for the Rockies to win this series and keep themselves alive.

Wednesday, September 7th 6:40pm: Albert Suarez (3-3 4.29 ERA) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (8-7 4.88 ERA)

De La has been so much better since he was returned to the rotation and that will give him a better paycheck this offseason. The Rockies should not look to resign him as they have more than enough young pitchers and De La is just not what they need. He has been great in his career with the Rockies, but his time with them may be running short. The least he can do is finish the year strong and give all he can to the Rockies and their playoff hopes this year. The Rockies face rookie Albert Suarez for the first time and with how they have been going, this game could be one to cap a sweep. That would be a great surprise, but it also seems the only way this series can go with how the Rockies have played against good teams.

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