After narrowly avoiding a snow-out on Wednesday, the Rockies try to end their losing streak Thursday in San Francisco against the 4-9 Giants. Taking the mound for the Rockies will be Jon Gray and Jeff Samardzija will toe the rubber for the hosts.
This is the Rockies first of 19 matchups against the Giants this year and you’ll be forgiven if they’re difficult to recognize. Sure, Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford, Joe Panik, Brandon Belt, and even Pablo Sandoval are still around, as is last year’s trade acquisition Evan Longoria. But the outfield now features former Blue Jay Kevin Pillar, old friend Gerardo Parra, and Tyler Austin taking some at bats at first base. The rotation also features old friend Drew Pomeranz, who the Rockies will face at some point in the weekend. They will miss last year’s rookie sensation(?) Dereck Rodriguez, but the rest of the starting pitching matchups are still up in the air.
To learn more about the Giants, make sure you check out our preseason Giants preview.
Start time: 7:45pm MT
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, MLB.tv
Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish)