Charlie Blackmon gets the day off today allowing Raimel Tapia to get his fourth straight start. In his three previous starts, Tapia has gone 8-13 including the walk-off hit on Thursday night’s game. Black is looking to capitalize on his ability to get on base by slotting him in the lead-off spot for today’s game
Kyle Freeland will take the mound today for the Rockies. For the season Freeland has extremely solid numbers with a 3.57 ERA in 75 2⁄3 innings. His last start in Pittsburgh was a little rough as he gave up five runs, four earned, in 5 2⁄3 innings. The Rockies bullpen has looked a little ragged and tired the last few nights so a strong start from Freeland could be a massive boost.
Matt Cain drew the short straw today for a Giants rotation that has struggled immensely at Coors Field.
Tapia leading off, CarGo dropped in the order pic.twitter.com/EvSiQuNh8t— Jake Shapiro (@Shapalicious) June 17, 2017