Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants Picks and Predictions May 9th 2024

Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants MLB Thu, May 9, 15:10 pm.
Colorado Rockies
ML: 110
San Francisco Giants
ML: -130

Giants Aim for Sweep Against Rockies in Series Finale

It’s showdown time in Denver this Thursday as the San Francisco Giants eye a clean sweep in their three-game series against the Colorado Rockies. Coming off a strong home stand, the Giants are heading into the final game looking to keep their winning streak alive and cement their dominance over their NL West foes.

Giants’ Dominant Performance

The Giants have been tearing it up, taking the first two games with a combined score of 13-3 and out-hitting the Rockies 21-10. After breaking free from a pesky four-game skid, San Francisco has bounced back big time, maintaining momentum with a solid track record—winning 40 of their last 53 face-offs with the Rockies. Clearly, they’ve had the Rockies’ number for a while now.

Pitching Matchup

The mound showdown in the series finale pits two right-handers against each other: Cal Quantrill of the Rockies and Keaton Winn of the Giants. Quantrill (1-3, 4.31 ERA), one of the few Rockies starters to snag a win this season, is coming off a scoreless stint in Pittsburgh and hopes to bring that magic again. Meanwhile, Winn (3-4, 4.41 ERA) is looking to shake off a rough outing against Philadelphia where he gave up five runs in just two-thirds of an inning.

Impact of Player Absences

The Giants are feeling the pinch without slugger Jorge Soler, sidelined with a shoulder strain. But it’s not all doom and gloom; the offense is stepping up. Case in point: Heliot Ramos, freshly called up from Triple-A, who made his mark with a hit in his 2024 major league debut on Wednesday.

Rockies’ Offensive Struggles and Breakthrough

The Rockies, meanwhile, are trying to find their groove at the plate. They managed six runs in their last outing—an improvement after a couple of scoreless games. Rockies manager Bud Black has pointed out missed chances, especially with loaded bases, which they’re aiming to convert in this crucial series finale.

Historical Context and Player Performance

Quantrill brings some hope to the Rockies with a solid 2-0 record and a 3.10 ERA in his career starts against the Giants. For the Giants, it’s Bryce Harper making waves, notably with a grand slam in Tuesday’s game that boosted team morale and showcased their explosive offensive capabilities—a real threat the Rockies need to clamp down on.


With the Giants pushing for a sweep and the Rockies desperate to claw back a win, Thursday’s game promises intense competition, strategic pitching, and possibly some offensive fireworks. Both teams are geared up to leave their mark, making this game in Denver a critical test of resilience for the Rockies and an opportunity for the Giants to reinforce their standing in the division.

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Colorado Rockies
O 8.5
San Francisco Giants
U 8.5
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