The Colorado Rockies will look to even the series against the San Francisco Giants tonight. While every game in a September playoff chase can feel must-win, a win tonight would keep the Rockies ahead of the Dodgers who beat up on the Cardinals again this afternoon to draw even with the Rockies in the standings.
After being unable to score a run last night, the Rockies have stacked their lineup with right-handed batters against the Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. Since the beginning of August, Bumgarner has been less than his dominant self, and the biggest cause of that has been his struggles against righties who have a hard-hit rate of 52% against him. His K rate is also a pedestrian 7.1 K/9 in that same time frame against right-handed batters, so hopefully those trends will hold true tonight for the Rockies.
German Marquez takes the mound for the Rockies as one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball since the All-Star break. Over that period, he has the fourth highest K rate among starting pitchers and has been ace-like in giving the Rockies a good chance of winning each time he’s on the mound.
Start time: 7:05 PM MT
Listen: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM
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First pitch - 6:05 PM PDT ⚾️
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