Giants at Rockies, September 12, 2012: Game Time, Lineups, and Preview


San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies, 6:40 P.M. MT.

Herrera hits a single during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field. Image: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

The Rockies (57-84) and Giants (80-62) finished up a three games series at Coors Field tonight with the team splitting the first two games. Jeff Francis (5-4) starts for the Rockies, Colorado is 12-7 in games he has started and Francis has not taken a personal loss in over a month. In his last starts Francis pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings against the Phillies while striking out a season high seven batters. Tim Lincecum (8-14) is in the middle of his worst major league season, leading the National League with 14 losses, but has looked good in two September starts giving up four runs over 12 2/3 innings, striking out 14, with the Giants winning both of those games.

Jonny Herrera gets the start at short and has done well against Lincecum in his career going 6-16 (.375) in his career. Carlos Gonzalez has face Lincecum the most bringing a .297 average (11-37) with two home runs.

Dexter Fowler (S) CF
Josh Rutledge (R) SS
Carlos Gonzalez (L) LF
Wilin Rosario (R) C
Jordan Pacheco (R) 1B
Tyler Colvin (L) RF
Chris Nelson (R) 3B
Jonathan Herrera (S) 2B
Jeff Francis (L) P

Buster Posey is 3-4 with a home run off Francis in his career and has gone 5-8 with a home run in the first two games of this series.

Gregor Blanco (L) CF
Marco Scutaro (R) 2B
Buster Posey (R) 1B
Hunter Pence (R) RF
Joaquin Arias (R) 3B
Brandon Belt (L) LF
Hector Sanchez (S) C
Brandon Crawford (L) SS
Tim Lincecum (L) P