Series Preview: Rockies (6-4) vs. Giants (4-6)

Thursday, April 13th 8:15pm: Jon Gray (0-0 5.79) vs. Madison Bumgarner (0-1 3.00)

Jon Gray improved from his opening day appearance into his second appearance, but he was still not good enough to earn a win, though the Rockies have won both of his starts. He faces the Giants ace who has already flexed his power with two home runs on opening day. This is not the ideal game for the Rockies to try and get their offense on track, but a couple of their right handed hitters may have a chance to flex some bower against MadBum.

Friday, April 14th 8:15pm: Tyler Anderson (1-1 8.44) vs. Johnny Cueto (2-0 4.50)

Both games Cueto has started this year have gone his way and he was solid in both, though his second outing saw him go seven innings while allowing only two runs. Tyler Anderson on the other has struggled heavily in his first two starts because of a lack of control. He will definitely need to find the strike zone if he is to compete and having Cueto go opposite him means he needs to step up if the Rockies are to win. There are some Rockies hitters that have had success off of Cueto. Both Gonzalez and Parra have hit him hard, with 10 and 14 hits respectively in 29 and 38 at-bats. LeMahieu has also hit Cueto well, so the Rockies certainly have a chance to score some runs, despite Cueto being one of the better pitchers in the NL.

Saturday, April 15th 2:05pm: Tyler Chatwood (0-2 6.35) vs. Matt Moore (1-1 2.70)

Chatwood and Moore face off for an early Saturday game in a match that leans the Giants way, but depending on which Chatwood shows up could be a good pitchers matchup. Chatwood, like the other two Rockies pitchers making starts before him, has struggled so far and is looking for a much improved start. The obvious strong point for the Rockies has been their bullpen, but it would be awesome if they could see these three pitchers get on track. Chatwood being on the road definitely favors him, but it will remain to be seen what he can do against Moore.

Sunday, April 16th 2:05pm: Antonio Senzatela (1-0 1.50) vs. TBD

Senzatela has been the best Rockies pitcher early, and his last start out was the best of the year for a Rockie. Senzatela pitched seven great innings allowing only two runs and he earned his first major league win. He will close out the series for the Rockies and will hopefully bring them a series win. The Giants have had a struggling bullpen early and the Rockies will need to take advantage of that.

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