Know Your Foe #50: Rockies Hoping to Exact Revenge, Bury Giants at Coors Field

San Francisco Giants (79-70 / 2nd in the NL West / 7.5 GB)

Last season, the eventual World Series champs all but ended the Rockies' playoff chances in a series at Coors Field in September. This season, the Rockies are hoping to return the favor, and a series victory would more or less do the trick, as the Giants are currently 7.5 back with only 13 games left to play.

2011 Record vs. Colorado: 7-4 (39 runs scored, 35 runs allowed)

Last Series vs. Rockies: June 3-5 (W 2-1 at AT&T Park)

The Giants took the opener 3-1 behind a strong performance from Matt Cain, who went seven innings and allowed just a run on four hits. Meanwhile, Juan Nicasio surrendered three runs on five hits, including two doubles, in the fourth inning and the Giants held on from there. Emmanuel Burris (!?) had three hits for San Francisco, while Cody Ross had a pair of his own.

Game two saw Jhoulys Chacin craft his way through the Giants lineup despite not having his best stuff, and the Rockies held on to win 2-1 in the Fox Saturday telecast. Troy Tulowitzki led the way with three hits, including the patented "RBI single in which he gets himself thrown out at second base." That dastardly Cody Ross hurt the Rox again, this time with a solo homer off of Chacin, but it wasn't enough to give his team their 873rd one-run win of 2011 as Madison Bumgarner lost yet again despite out-pitching his opponent.

The Giants did, however, get that not-so-elusive one-run victory in the finale, and it was in particularly annoying fashion. Chris Iannetta got the Rox on the board in the fifth inning with a solo homer off of Ryan Vogelsong, but his club coughed up the lead in the following inning and gave up the eventual game-winner two innings after that. Jason Hammel was charged with the loss despite only allowing one earned run in seven frames of work. Each team only had four hits in the game. Even worse, Ty Wigginton and Miguel Tejada combined for half of them.

Latest Series Results: L 1-2 vs. Los Angeles (NL), W 3-0 vs. San Diego

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The usual stuff after the jump...

Thursday through Sunday: 4-game series at Coors Field

Expected Pitching Matchups
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 6:40 PM MT

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Ryan Vogelsong 10-7 28 25 1 1 0 0 162.1 147 56 48 13 56 124 2.66 1.25


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Jhoulys Chacin 11-11 30 28 2 1 0 0 175.1 145 76 71 19 80 142 3.64 1.28

Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 6:10 PM MT

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Madison Bumgarner 11-12 32 30 0 0 0 0 186.2 185 77 69 11 45 178 3.33 1.23


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Alex White 2-1 4 4 0 0 0 0 22.0 27 21 20 9 11 14 8.18 1.73


Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 6:10 PM MT

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Eric Surkamp 2-0 3 3 0 0 0 0 16.2 18 7 6 1 5 6 3.24 1.38


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Drew Pomeranz 1-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0.00 .80


Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 1:10 PM MT

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Matt Cain 11-10 33 31 1 0 0 0 209.1 167 74 65 9 56 170 2.79 1.07


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Esmil Rogers 6-5 19 12 0 0 0 0 75.0 94 49 49 9 41 59 5.88 1.80

 

Team Stats - Hitting

Name AVG OBP SLG wOBA wRC+ HR RBI
Pablo Sandoval 0.301 0.345 0.511 0.359 127 19 61
Buster Posey 0.284 0.368 0.389 0.338 112 4 21
Andres Torres 0.223 0.31 0.33 0.295 82 3 18
Nate Schierholtz 0.278 0.326 0.43 0.327 105 9 41
Freddy Sanchez 0.289 0.332 0.397 0.316 96 3 24
Mike Fontenot 0.221 0.301 0.357 0.29 79 3 14
Carlos Beltran 0.325 0.367 0.558 0.397 153 5 14
Aaron Rowand 0.233 0.274 0.347 0.27 66 4 21
Cody Ross 0.235 0.324 0.395 0.316 97 13 49
Pat Burrell 0.23 0.349 0.41 0.339 112 7 21
Chris Stewart 0.199 0.278 0.267 0.24 45 1 7
Brandon Belt 0.218 0.307 0.367 0.304 89 5 12
Ryan Vogelsong 0.191 0.24 0.213 0.21 24 0 2
Jonathan Sanchez 0.207 0.233 0.345 0.251 52 0 1
Eli Whiteside 0.212 0.282 0.333 0.269 65 4 17
Darren Ford 0.25 0.357 0.25 0.241 45 0 0
Madison Bumgarner 0.098 0.179 0.157 0.161 -9 0 1
Brett Pill 0.294 0.294 0.706 0.424 171 2 3
Santiago Casilla 0 1 0 0.692 355 0 0
Dan Runzler 0 1 0 0.692 355 0 0
Jeff Keppinger 0.276 0.309 0.37 0.3 86 2 13
Jeremy Affeldt 0 0.5 0 0.346 118 0 0
Guillermo Mota 0.111 0.111 0.222 0.141 -23 0 0
Hector Sanchez 0.154 0.267 0.231 0.236 42 0 1
Eric Surkamp 0 0.167 0 0.115 -41 0 0
Ramon Ramirez 0 0 0 0 -100 0 0
Conor Gillaspie 0.222 0.3 0.222 0.247 49 0 0
Javier Lopez 0 0 0 0 -100 0 0
Ryan Rohlinger 0 0 0 0 -100 0 0
Matt Cain 0.1 0.141 0.117 0.122 -37 0 4
Mark DeRosa 0.269 0.338 0.299 0.296 83 0 9
Barry Zito 0 0.071 0 0.049 -86 0 0
Miguel Tejada 0.239 0.27 0.326 0.254 54 4 26
Justin Christian 0.118 0.167 0.176 0.145 -21 0 1
Tim Lincecum 0.088 0.133 0.088 0.109 -45 0 1
Brandon Crawford 0.186 0.269 0.251 0.232 39 2 18
Manny Burriss 0.215 0.266 0.223 0.235 41 0 4
Bill Hall 0.158 0.22 0.211 0.199 17 0 1
Orlando Cabrera 0.224 0.244 0.25 0.215 28 0 12
Aubrey Huff 0.245 0.305 0.373 0.294 82 12 58

 

 

  

Team Stats - Pitching

Name W L IP K/9 BB/9 ERA xFIP
Matt Cain 11 10 209.1 7.31 2.41 2.79 3.67
Madison Bumgarner 11 12 186.2 8.58 2.17 3.33 3.07
Tim Lincecum 13 12 205 9.31 3.56 2.59 3.27
Ryan Vogelsong 10 7 162.1 6.87 3.1 2.66 3.89
Sergio Romo 3 1 44 12.48 1.02 1.43 1.75
Ramon Ramirez 3 3 62 9 3.48 2.9 3.41
Jonathan Sanchez 4 7 101.1 9.06 5.86 4.26 4.34
Javier Lopez 5 2 50.2 6.93 4.62 2.84 3.98
Brian Wilson 6 4 53.2 8.72 5.2 3.19 3.95
Santiago Casilla 2 2 46.1 7.77 4.47 1.36 3.8
Jeremy Affeldt 3 2 61.2 7.88 3.5 2.63 3.38
Dan Runzler 1 2 23 8.61 5.87 7.43 4.09
Eric Surkamp 2 0 16.2 3.24 2.7 3.24 4.95
Waldis Joaquin 0 0 2 4.5 0 0 2.64
Guillermo Mota 2 2 73.1 8.47 3.31 3.68 3.58
Steven Edlefsen 0 0 8.1 5.4 5.4 3.24 4.43
Barry Zito 3 4 49.2 5.07 3.62 5.62 4.6
 
Closer

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Santiago Casilla 2-2 43 0 0 0 3 1 46.1 28 8 7 1 23 40 1.36 1.10

 

Injuries


San Francisco Giants Injuries

15-Day

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jonathan Sanchez ankle 08/17/2011
Brian Wilson elbow 08/16/2011
Nate Schierholtz foot 08/22/2011

60 Day DL / Out for the season

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Buster Posey ankle 05/26/2011
Freddy Sanchez shoulder 06/11/2011

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