Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants Picks and Predictions May 7th 2024

Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants MLB Tue, May 7, 20:40 pm.
Colorado Rockies
ML: 135
San Francisco Giants
ML: -160

Rockies Hope to Break Slump in Series Opener Against Giants

The Colorado Rockies, deep in a rebuild and packed with fresh talent, are super eager for a win streak. They’re kicking off a three-game set against the San Francisco Giants this Tuesday in Denver, and they’re still on the hunt for their first back-to-back wins this season.

What’s Going On with the Rockies?

This season’s been a rough ride for the Rockies. With just eight wins and constantly playing catch-up in most games, vibes in the locker room could definitely be better. But, hey, the upcoming series against the Giants? It’s a fresh chance to flip the script.

Pitching Showdown: Hudson vs. Harrison

The Rockies are putting their hopes on right-hander Dakota Hudson (0-5, 5.93 ERA), who’s aiming to build on a decent last outing in Miami. Hudson’s got a solid track record against the Giants, rocking a 3-0 record and a 2.31 ERA from six past games. He’s gunning for his first win this season.

Facing him from the Giants’ side is lefty Kyle Harrison (2-1, 3.79 ERA), the team’s strikeout leader with 38 this season. At just 22, Harrison’s proving he’s got what it takes to handle the big-league pressure, making him a tough match for the Rockies’ hitters.

Both Teams Feeling the Heat

It’s not just the Rockies hitting a rough patch; the Giants are in a bind too, having dropped their last four games. Their bats have been pretty quiet, with only 16 runs scored across seven games on their current road trip. They’ve scored three runs or fewer in ten of their last eleven games, so yeah, their offense could use a jolt.

Injury Headaches

Injuries are messing with both teams’ strategies. The Giants are missing their main catchers—Patrick Bailey’s dealing with a concussion, and Tom Murphy’s out with a knee sprain. The Rockies are without Kris Bryant, who’s sidelined with a lower back strain.

Management’s Outlook

Despite the setbacks, Rockies manager Bud Black is staying positive, especially about the youngsters in the lineup. He’s pumped about Tovar’s ability to lead off and Doyle’s combo of speed and power, believing these guys have what it takes to push the team forward.

Looking Ahead

This series could be a game-changer for both squads. For the Rockies, it’s all about finding that groove and starting to build some momentum. For the Giants, they need to kick their offense back into gear and climb back into the competition.

With each game crucial in Denver, it’s a big moment for both teams to set the tone for the rest of their seasons.

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Tue, May 7, 10:04 am.
Colorado Rockies
O 10
San Francisco Giants
U 10
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