After another abysmal road trip that saw the Rockies (10-18) finally win two road games (they went 2-5 on the trip), the Boys on Blake return home for a quick three-game set against the first place San Francisco Giants (17-11). Since last night’s game was postponed, the teams will play a seven-inning doubleheader today.
Right-hander Aaron Sanchez (1-1, 2.22 ERA) will take the hill for the Giants in Game 2. The 28-year-old will be making his sixth start of the year. He last pitched against the Rockies in San Francisco in last week’s Rockies road win. Sanchez has not allowed more than two runs in each of his five starts and has only given up one home run — a two-run shot by Reds’ Jesse Winkler on April 12. In his last outing, he allowed a season-high five walks over his 4 2⁄3 inning appearance, but also struck out six.
Germán Márquez (1-2, 4.13 ERA) has had an up-and-down 2021 so far. He has never allowed more than four runs in a start, but the four-run start was on April 28 against the Giants in which the Rockies ultimately lost 7-3. The last time he faced the Giants on April 11, he gave up two home runs — a solo shot each to Rockies-killer Alex Dickerson and Brandon Belt. Hopefully Márquez is able to settle in and get to work in Game 1.
First Pitch: 3:40 PM MDT
TV: AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain; MLB.tv
Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish)