Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants Pick & Prediction SEPTEMBER 29th 2022

Stadium: AT&T Park San Francisco
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The San Francisco Giants will look to complete their second consecutive season demolition of the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night in a game that could be left-hander Carlos Rodon's last for the home team at Oracle Park.

The Giants (77-78) have beaten Colorado (65-90) 5-2 and 6-3 in the first two meetings of their three-game set, improving their record over their National League West rival to 13-5 this season.

A 14th win would equal the second-most by the Giants in a season series against the Rockies, trailing only last year's 15-4 rampage.

 

 

Rodon (13-8, 2.98 ERA) has gone 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA this season against Colorado, with the win coming on May 9 when he struck out 12 in six innings of an 8-5 victory.

The veteran left-hander did not contribute to the Giants' 2021 success because he was with the Chicago White Sox. He signed a two-year, $44 million contract with the Giants in free agency in March, but he earned the right to opt out of the second year (worth $22.5 million) by pitching more than 110 innings this season.

Rodon has given no indication he plans to return to the Giants next season, leading some to speculate that he -- as one of the top starters on the market -- will go after a more lucrative contract elsewhere.

The two-time All-Star has already surpassed his career-highs in innings (172) and strikeouts (227), and with one more win would break a tie with last season, when he recorded a career-best 13 wins for the White Sox.

Rodon has started just three times in his career against the Rockies, going 1-1 with a 5.87 ERA.

Rodon served up a home run and two deep flyballs the only three times he faced Charlie Blackmon in a 2017 game, but he won't have to worry about him this time.

The Rockies announced Wednesday that their veteran outfielder is done for the season after he suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee. Surgery has been scheduled for Monday.

"Charlie's played through a lot of pain in his career," Rockies manager Bud Black noted. "It just got to the point where it was not going to be manageable for him."

Blackmon had two hits, scored a run and had an RBI in Tuesday's 5-2 loss.

The Rockies have scheduled right-hander Ryan Feltner (3-8, 5.91) to start the series finale, into which the Giants bring a three-game winning streak. San Francisco has won eight of its past nine games.

Feltner has pitched well his last two times out, limiting the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres to a total of five runs in 10 1/3 innings. The Rockies won both games 4-3.

The 26-year-old limited the Giants to one run and two hits in a 4-3 win in Colorado last month, the last time the Rockies have gotten the better of the NL West defending champs. It was the only time he's faced San Francisco in his career.

He could see a revenge-minded Joc Pederson this time around, after the Giants' hottest hitter of late struck out three times on an 0-for-4 night in the August head-to-head.

Pederson acknowledges he hasn't gotten a lot of satisfaction out of a fast personal finish, one that has included a homer, two triples and a single in this series.

"It's not fun," he insisted. "I like playing in the playoffs. I signed up here after this team won 107 games expecting to compete again. Things didn't go our way. It happens."

--Field Level Media

PREDICTION
Colorado Rockies
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5
San Francisco Giants
PREDICTION
Colorado Rockies
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5
San Francisco Giants

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Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants Recap JUN 9TH 2022

Yonathan Daza delivered a tie-breaking RBI single in the fourth inning for the visiting Colorado Rockies, who took advantage of four errors to earn a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday afternoon.

The Rockies took the series, just the second series win in their last 10. The Giants have alternated losses with wins in their last seven games.

The Giants scored twice off Austin Gomber in the second.

Luis Gonzalez drew a one-out walk and scored on a triple by Thairo Estrada, who came home when Austin Wynns delivered an RBI single in his first at-bat with San Francisco.

The Rockies took the lead against Logan Webb (5-2) thanks to a trio of Giants errors -- all before an out was recorded -- in the fourth.

Charlie Blackmon led off by reaching on an error by Estrada before C.J. Cron singled. Both runners advanced a base on a throwing error by center fielder Austin Slater.

Blackmon scored on an RBI infield single by Brendan Rodgers before Cron raced home when Estrada misplayed a grounder off the bat of Ryan McMahon. Daza followed with an RBI single.

The Rockies added an insurance run in the seventh. Connor Joe drew a leadoff walk, extending his on-base streak to 35 games, and went to third on a double by Blackmon. Two outs later, Joe scored when McMahon legged out an infield single.

Gomber (3-6) recorded from the slow start to last six innings. He allowed five hits and one walk while striking out five.

A trio of relievers tossed an inning apiece, with Alex Colome earning his third save. He gave up a one-out single to Brandon Crawford in the ninth before Joc Pederson hit into a 3-6-3 double play to end the game.

Blackmon finished with three hits while McMahon and Garrett Hampson had two hits apiece.

Webb was charged with three runs (two earned) on seven hits and one walk while striking out three over 5 2/3 innings.

Wynns, acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, was 2-for-2 in his Giants debut and was the lone San Francisco player with multiple hits.

--Field Level Media

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