Rockies vs. Giants preview: This Is (Not) The Place

Jason O. Watson

Colorado is 44-84 all-time at AT&T Park, but the Rox will need to figure out a way to make that better starting tonight if they want to avoid becoming an afterthought. Yes, I know it's June 13.

The Rockies' season isn't over, as much as some people would like it to be. But, figuring out a way to win a series in San Francisco would go a long way toward helping Colorado get back on the right track.

June 1, 2010 was the last time the Rockies won a series at AT&T Park. Colorado split a two-gamer there in 2012, but in general, it has been a nightmare for the Rox to play by the bay, whether it's been at night or during the day. Listen to what I say.

Colorado is pretty much the worst at the Giants' jewel of a ballpark, scratching out only 44 wins in 128 games since it opened in 2000. But the Rockies' starting pitcher tonight, Jorge De La Rosa, hasn't been too bad there. The 33-year-old southpaw owns a thoroughly OK 4.26 ERA with almost a strikeout per inning in 10 career appearances there. He's not the problem; the issue lies with the Rockies' offense -- which has hit a paltry .230/.304/.339 in 4,791 plate appearances at AT&T Park.

Anyway, Justin Morneau told Nick Groke that this series is "gonna be intense," so we'll see if the Rockies' play on the field matches that intensity. It better, because we know the Giants' will.

Today's Lineups

COLORADO ROCKIES SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
C. Blackmon - RF Angel Pagan - CF
Drew Stubbs - CF Hunter Pence - RF
Troy Tulowitzki - SS Buster Posey - 1B
Justin Morneau - 1B Pablo Sandoval - 3B
Wilin Rosario - C Mike Morse - LF
Corey Dickerson - LF Hector Sanchez - C
Josh Rutledge - 2B Brandon Hicks - 2B
DJ LeMahieu - 3B Ehire Adrianza - SS
J. De La Rosa - LHP Tim Lincecum - RHP
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