Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants: Live Stream, Preview, Start Time, and More
The Colorado Rockies are in need of an offensive boost. The confines of AT&T Park in San Francisco isn’t always accommodating to offenses, especially with Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto on the hill.
Having dropped three of their last four outings, including a shutout loss to San Diego on Wednesday afternoon, Colorado (6-4) is looking to right the ship against a San Francisco team that has struggled to a 4-6 start in their first 10 games. A portion of that can be attributed to a Giants bullpen that has once again struggled early, going 0-2 with a 5.25 ERA out of the gate.
Part of the bullpen struggles goes toward San Francisco’s big offseason signing in Mark Melancon, a reliever the Rockies were linked to in the offseason as well. After starting the season off with a rough outing against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Melancon has settled down. Still, he’s allowed six hits in his 2.2 innings of work and opponents are hitting .462 against him.
Rockies fans will likely see a familiar face behind the plate for the Giants for the majority of the series. Nick Hundley has taken over catching duties for San Francisco while Buster Posey is on the disabled list with a concussion after taking a fastball to the head in San Francisco’s home opener.
Here’s a look at how the series is shaping up at AT&T Park…
Probable Pitching Matchups
Thursday at 8:15 pm MT
Colorado’s Jon Gray (0-0, 5.79 ERA) vs. San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner (0-1, 3.00 ERA)
Friday at 8:15 pm MT
Colorado’s Tyler Anderson (1-1, 8.44 ERA) vs. San Francisco’s Johnny Cueto (2-0, 4.50 ERA)
Saturday at 2:05 pm MT
Colorado’s Tyler Chatwood (0-2, 6.35 ERA) vs. San Francisco’s Matt Moore (1-1, 2.70 ERA)
Sunday at 2:05 pm MT
Colorado’s Antonio Senzatela (1-0, 1.50 ERA) vs. San Francisco’s Jeff Samardzija (0-2, 6.75 ERA)
How to watch or listen
Colorado TV: Root Sports Rocky Mountain
San Francisco TV: NBC Bay Area
Colorado Radio: KOA
San Francisco Radio: KXZM-FM or KNBR-AM
Note: Games are also streaming on MLB.TV
Statistic to know: Sure it’s early, but through 10 games, only one Colorado reliever (Jordan Lyles with an 8.44 ERA) has an ERA above 3.00. As a unit, Colorado’s eight relievers have posted a 3-0 mark and 2.31 ERA so far. That’s good enough for sixth in Major League Baseball heading into Thursday’s action.
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