Know Your Foe #50: Giants roll into Coors Field hoping to finish off Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (86-67, 1st in NL West)

Last Series vs. Rockies: 2-1 series victory at AT&T Park

The Rockies took the first game of the series behind Carlos Gonzalez's infamous broken-bat triple in the ninth inning off of Brian Wilson. In Game 2, the Giants won a hard-fought battle with a big bottom of the eighth inning. After Melvin Mora homered in the top half of the inning to tie the game, Andres Torres went deep to lead off the bottom half and the Giants would tack on a couple more runs on their way to a 5-2 win. The finale saw Tim Lincecum beat Ubaldo Jimenez 2-1 as he ended a string of bad starts by going eight innings and allowing just a run on five hits while striking out nine.

Last Two Series Results: L 1-2 vs. Milwaukee, W 2-1 at Chicago (NL)

The Giants laid a bit of an egg at home against the Brewers last weekend and thus, squandered a chance to really get out in front of the division while San Diego was busy dropping a series at St. Louis. Their offense struggled in the first couple of games in that series, but broke out with nine runs in the third game. The story was the same in their recent series in Chicago, as a Buster Posey home run provided the only offense in a 1-0 victory over the Cubs. They were again shut down in the second game, losing 2-0, but broke out in a big way in yesterday's finale by putting up 13 runs as Juan Uribe homered twice and drove in six runs - all in the same inning.

The Giants' pitching staff has not allowed more than three runs in a game since September 4th, and hasn't given up more than four since August 29th - which was the finale of a home series against Arizona in which they lost two of three and allowed 24 runs.

Friday-Sunday: 3-game series @ Coors Field

Expected Pitching Match-ups

Friday, 24 September 2010 @ 6:10 p.m. MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Tim Lincecum 14-10 31 31 1 1 0 0 197.1 186 82 79 17 72 211 3.60 1.31


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Jhoulys Chacin 9-9 26 19 0 0 0 0 125.1 107 55 46 8 55 123 3.30 1.29

Saturday, 25 September 2010 @ 6:10 p.m. MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Barry Zito 9-13 32 31 1 0 0 0 192.0 174 89 85 20 77 142 3.98 1.31


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Jason Hammel 10-8 28 28 0 0 0 0 169.2 185 88 86 15 46 137 4.56 1.36

Sunday, 26 September 2010 @ 1:10 p.m. MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Matt Cain 12-10 33 31 3 2 0 0 210.1 169 76 70 18 59 165 3.00 1.08


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Jorge De La Rosa 8-5 18 18 0 0 0 0 108.2 96 56 51 14 46 108 4.22 1.31

Expected Lineup

Player Pos AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA
Cody Ross CF .241 .308 .328 .635 .086 .333 .279
Freddy Sanchez 2B .296 .346 .387 .733 .091 .338 .326
Aubrey Huff 1B .287 .381 .507 .887 .220 .297 .386
Buster Posey C .323 .370 .524 .895 .202 .339 .382
Pat Burrell LF .261 .370 .502 .872 .241 .291 .371
Jose Guillen RF .308 .354 .442 .796 .135 .382 .351
Pablo Sandoval 3B .264 .319 .401 .720 .137 .289 .310
Juan Uribe SS .249 .311 .437 .747 .188 .258 .321

 

Bench

Player Pos AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA
Eli Whiteside C .238 .299 .397 .696 .159 .299 .303
Emmanuel Burriss IF .400 .400 .400 .800 .000 .500 .357
Mike Fontenot IF .294 .333 .333 .667 .039 .357 .282
Travis Ishikawa 1B .260 .315 .390 .705 .130 .301 .307
Edgar Renteria SS .279 .336 .379 .715 .100 .327 .317
Ryan Rohlinger IF .200 .294 .200 .494 .000 .300 .240
Darren Ford OF/PR .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000
Aaron Rowand OF .227 .279 .367 .646 .139 .263 .282
Nate Schierholtz OF .247 .317 .374 .691 .128 .283 .294
Andres Torres OF .269 .346 .476 .822 .207 .335 .361
Eugenio Velez OF .173 .259 .327 .586 .154 .167 .264

 

*Torres may be ready for this series and if so, he'll likely hit in the leadoff spot in place of Ross.

Closer


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Brian Wilson 3-2 65 0 0 0 44 4 68.1 57 15 14 3 24 85 1.84 1.19

 

Injuries


San Francisco Giants Injuries

60 Day DL / Out for the season

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Mark DeRosa wrist 05/09/2010

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