This could be a big game for the Rockies, who are looking to win their fourth straight contest after a dismal 3-15 stretch, it would also be the fifth loss in six games for the division-leading Giants.
Christian Bergman will take the mound for the Rockies today for his second major league start. The 26-year-old righty allowed two runs on six hits in six innings in his first start against the Braves Monday at Coors Field, walking two and striking out four.
Bergman will face a Giants lineup that sees Buster Posey returning to his customary place behind the plate with Michael Morse moving in to play first base and Gregor Blanco getting a start in left field. Brandon Crawford also returns to the lineup at shortstop with Ehire Adrianza moving to second place in place of Brandon Hicks.
The Giants will send veteran right-hander Ryan Vogelsong to the mound today. In 13 starts in 2014, Vogelsong has posted a 3.84 ERA in 75 innings, including a 3.09 mark at home. This will be Vogelsong's second start of the season against the Rockies this season, he gave up five runs on six hits with three walks and three strikeouts in just 1 1/3 innings of work at Coors Field on April 21.
However, the Rockies lineup Vogelsong will face today is very different from the one he faced the first time around. Colorado will bat its three outfielders at the top of the lineup with Charlie Blackmon leading off followed by Brandon Barnes and Corey Dickerson batting third. Justin Morneau will play first and bat cleanup with Josh Rutledge batting fifth and playing shortstop in place of Troy Tulowitzki. Michael McKenry catches and bats sixth, followed by Ryan Wheeler and DJ LeMahieu who will play third and second, respectively.
First pitch today is at 2:05 mountain time.
Today's #SFGLineup Pagan CF Pence RF Posey C Sandoval 3B Morse 1B Crawford SS Blanco LF Adrianza 2B Vogelsong SP— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) June 14, 2014