Series Preview: Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants


Sep 6, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher B. Posey (28) is intentionally walked by Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Y. Flande (58) in the fifth inning at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants meet in the final weekend series of the 2015 season in the city by the bay. 

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The Colorado Rockies are finally making it to their final series of the season, and they are pretty much exactly where we thought they’d be at this point in the year.

OK, that’s a lie; I thought they were going to win at least 70 games, and in a best-case scenario with everything going right, they could win 75, but (a) nothing is a best case scenario in Denver, (b) nothing went right, and (c) they certainly aren’t going to hit 75 wins.

The #QuestFor69 lives on, though, and I suppose technically they can still achieve that (meaningless) number, no matter how insignificant it may be, with this three game series in San Francisco against the Giants. It’s the little things, you know what I mean?

Well, I digress. Folks… we made it: here are your probable pitchers, along with some notes on the Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants.

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Friday, October 2, 8:15 pm
Kyle Kendrick (6-13, 6.54) vs. Chris Heston (12-10, 3.62)

Saturday, October 3, 2:05 pm
Chris Rusin (6-9, 5.37) vs. Jake Peavy (7-6, 3.66)

Sunday, October 4, 1:05 pm
Christian Bergman (3-1, 4.68) vs. Yusmeiro Petit (1-1, 3.65)

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What are we even doing any more?

Hey, none of this matters!

There’s no chance for the Colorado Rockies to play spoiler, since the Giants have already been eliminated.

Now, had San Francisco swept the Dodgers earlier this week, boy this weekend’s series would’ve been interesting, but that didn’t happen, so… hey, worthless baseball!

But technically this is October baseball (heyo!), so the Rockies made it to October. Just… almost 30 games under .500. Ignore that. IT’S OCTOBER!! (Hey, how the hell is it already October?

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Chris Rusin pitching for 2015

Rusin needs to finish strong this year to help his case for 2015. Obviously, one start this weekend won’t make or break his chances of getting in the 2015 rotation (and he’s probably already on the outside looking in), but there is something to be said for finishing strongly — and Rusin has been up and down for the last month or two this season, badly needing to find consistency.

My gut tells me Chris Rusin will not start games for the Rockies next year — at least, not any more than a handful if someone gets injured — but he’s certainly earned himself a long look in Spring Training. If he can finish his year on a high note going into the winter, hey, even better for him, and for the Rockies.

Nolan and CarGo?

This is kind of the only thing that matters any more, right? Nolan Arenado and Carlos Gonzalez are in the middle of a home run race… with each other. So… maybe one of them will come away with the NL Home Run crown, and maybe it’ll be lots of fun to see somebody hit one or two or five out at AT&T Park this weekend.

I don’t know, man. That’s kind of all the Rockies are playing for right now. But hey! We made it to the final series of the season! We did it! You guys, we did it! (Thank you for making it here with us.)

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