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Know Your Foe: San Francisco Giants welcome Rockies for second time in 2015

San Francisco has won five of its last seven, but hasn't beaten the Rockies at AT&T Park this season.

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies will be making their second trip to AT&T Park this season, where they swept the San Francisco Giants in April.

San Francisco is 40-34 this season, a game behind the Dodgers in the NL West race, but is just 3-6 against the last-place Rockies in 2015. When two teams last met, they split a four-game series in late May at Coors Field. The Giants are 15-14 in the 29 games since that seties concluded, while the Rockies are 15-15.

Hitters to watch

The Giants have been led offensively both this season and recently by catcher Buster Posey, who is hitting .293/.369/.469 with 11 home runs in 70 games this season. He is the only Giant with double-digit home runs this season.

In addition to Posey, third baseman Matt Duffy has been strong of late, hitting .279/.340/.488 in the last month with a trio of home runs. Duffy has hit .288/.338/.439 this season with six home runs in 205 at bats.

2015 hitting stats

Name G PA HR R RBI SB BB% K% ISO BABIP AVG OBP SLG wOBA wRC+ BsR Off Def WAR
Joe Panik 71 305 6 38 29 3 9.5% 11.5% .153 .335 .310 .380 .463 .368 141 0.3 14.7 2.2 2.8
Angel Pagan 70 292 0 24 19 4 5.1% 14.7% .059 .316 .271 .305 .330 .280 81 2.8 -3.6 -2.1 0.4
Nori Aoki 67 291 2 33 19 12 7.9% 5.8% .069 .333 .317 .383 .385 .344 125 -1.5 6.7 2.3 1.9
Buster Posey 70 290 11 37 48 1 10.7% 8.6% .176 .288 .293 .369 .469 .364 138 -2.1 10.8 3.7 2.5
Brandon Crawford 72 282 9 35 44 4 8.2% 20.2% .194 .323 .274 .351 .468 .355 132 1.4 11.8 3.0 2.5
Brandon Belt 68 267 9 34 31 2 9.7% 27.7% .214 .353 .269 .345 .483 .357 133 0.2 10.4 -0.3 2.0
Matt Duffy 61 224 6 23 34 2 5.4% 18.3% .151 .333 .288 .338 .439 .340 122 0.9 6.5 3.1 1.8
Justin Maxwell 59 176 6 18 21 1 5.1% 25.6% .153 .257 .215 .263 .368 .277 79 -0.7 -4.9 2.4 0.3
Gregor Blanco 54 152 1 25 13 4 11.2% 19.1% .128 .371 .301 .375 .429 .343 124 0.5 4.7 -3.0 0.7
Casey McGehee 47 136 2 7 11 0 8.1% 20.6% .088 .263 .216 .279 .304 .263 70 -4.5 -9.3 -0.6 -0.6
Andrew Susac 27 82 1 10 4 0 12.2% 23.2% .139 .365 .278 .366 .417 .346 126 -0.9 1.5 -1.5 0.3
Hunter Pence 18 76 2 13 13 1 6.6% 18.4% .169 .327 .282 .329 .451 .339 122 0.5 2.4 -3.8 0.1
Joaquin Arias 32 49 1 5 4 1 0.0% 16.3% .083 .205 .188 .188 .271 .199 26 0.0 -4.2 -2.1 -0.5
Travis Ishikawa 2 3 0 0 0 0 0.0% 100.0% .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0.0 -0.7 0.0 -0.1


Pitchers to watch

For the first time this season, the Rockies will face Giants ace and reigning World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner. Thus far in 2015, Bumgarner has a 3.04 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in 100⅔ innings in his 15 starts. He has walked 18 and struck out 102.

Sunday's start will be the 21st of Bumgarner's career against the Rockies. He has a 3.13 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in his 126⅓ innings against the Rockies, numbers which drop to 2.11 and 1.11 against them at AT&T Park.

2015 pitching stats

Name W L SV G GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 BABIP LOB% GB% HR/FB ERA FIP xFIP WAR
Madison Bumgarner 7 4 0 15 15 100.2 9.12 1.61 0.89 .289 79.2% 40.4% 10.0% 3.04 3.03 3.13 2.2
Chris Heston 8 5 0 15 15 91.2 7.76 2.26 0.59 .310 69.6% 54.2% 10.0% 3.73 3.22 3.28 1.6
Tim Hudson 5 6 0 14 14 85.2 4.52 2.21 1.16 .299 73.9% 57.5% 18.3% 4.52 4.69 3.99 -0.1
Ryan Vogelsong 6 5 0 15 13 80 6.64 3.71 1.13 .267 74.0% 42.3% 10.6% 4.05 4.57 4.59 0.0
Tim Lincecum 7 4 0 14 14 74.2 7.11 4.34 0.84 .292 75.4% 44.3% 8.9% 3.86 4.24 4.49 0.3
Yusmeiro Petit 1 1 1 20 1 41.2 6.05 1.73 1.94 .236 81.9% 29.9% 13.6% 4.10 5.22 4.62 -0.5
George Kontos 1 0 0 34 0 36.2 6.14 1.23 0.74 .208 85.3% 40.6% 8.3% 1.72 3.22 3.53 0.2
Santiago Casilla 4 1 19 32 0 28 9.64 3.54 0.96 .288 88.4% 45.3% 11.1% 2.25 3.75 3.71 0.1
Jean Machi 1 0 0 25 0 27.1 5.93 3.95 0.66 .283 62.8% 51.1% 7.7% 5.27 4.17 4.55 -0.1
Sergio Romo 0 3 0 33 0 23.2 13.31 2.28 0.38 .386 62.9% 44.8% 5.6% 4.18 1.59 2.10 0.9
Jeremy Affeldt 0 2 0 33 0 22.2 5.16 4.37 1.99 .329 74.3% 56.8% 29.4% 5.96 6.42 4.60 -0.9
Javier Lopez 0 0 0 36 0 21.1 5.91 2.53 0.00 .145 78.6% 74.5% 0.0% 1.27 2.64 3.10 0.3
Hunter Strickland 0 1 0 15 0 16.1 10.47 1.65 0.00 .350 72.2% 42.5% 0.0% 2.76 1.52 2.54 0.6


Probable pitchers

Game 1 (June 26): Chad Bettis vs. Tim Hudson

Game 2 (June 27): Chris Rusin vs. Tim Lincecum

Game 3 (June 28): Kyle Kendrick vs. Madison Bumgarner