Series Preview: Giants (26-41) vs. Rockies (42-26)


Thursday, June 15th 6:40pm: Matt Moore (2-7 5.28) vs. Jeff Hoffman (4-0 2.33)

Jeff Hoffman eyes his fifth straight win as he faces the underperforming Giants. This is a good series for the Rockies to gain some momentum as the Giants have not been good and it is a home series. They start off facing a pitcher who they have had success against and with their own pitcher who has been dealing recently. The Rockies should certainly win this opener and they should win the series as well, though the same could be said of the Pirates series of which they lose 2 of 3.

Friday, June 16th 6:40pm: Jeff Samardzija (2-8 4.31) vs. Antonio Senzatela (8-2 3.84)

These two pitchers have exact opposite records with Samardzija being the worst pitcher in the league by losses and Senzatela being close to the top in wins. Though those are hardly telling as Senzatela has been struggling recently and Samardzija is not pitching terribly. Shark has seemingly always had success against the Rockies so they hope to get to him in game two of the series. They also hope to see Senzatela get back to his early form and have a good home start.

Saturday, June 17th 1:10pm: Matt Cain (3-5 5.22) vs. Kyle Freeland (7-4 3.57)

Matt Cain is on the back end of his career and has not played well at all in recent years. Cain has had a great career in his struggles this year are in no way indicative of who he is as a pitcher anymore, but this is a game the Rockies should win, much like the opener, in which they face a struggling pitcher with a rookie who has been terrific this year. Freeland, like Senzatela, will be looking to get back on the right track, but he has been very consistent this year so that is something that is likely to happen on Saturday.

Sunday, June 18th 1:10pm: Ty Blach (4-4 4.24) vs. Tyler Chatwood (6-7 4.16)

If there was a game the Rockies would be expected to lose in this series, this is the one. It is not because the opposing pitcher is an ace, but rather because the home starter is terrible at home. Chatwood has shown that his 2016 season may be what his career will be, strong on the road, but very, very bad at Coors Field. It would be great to see Chatty get through six innings with a quality start on Sunday, but he just has not been good at home and when he does get through innings, it is normally due to some luck as he has just not been good at home.

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