The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants open a three-game series at Coors Field on Labor Day and here’s what you need to know before the game in terms of betting odds, pitching matchups, how to watch the National League West battle, and more.
A pair of Colorado natives will square off on the mound in the opener with Colorado sending Denver native Kyle Freeland (5-6, 4.22 ERA, more on him below) to the bump and San Francisco countering with Kevin Gausman (a native of Centennial, Colo., who has logged a 12-5 record and 2.52 ERA in 27 starts).
What time is the Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants game today?
First pitch is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. (Mountain)/1:10 p.m. (Pacific)
What TV channels will show the Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants game?
AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain will carry the game on the Colorado side while NBC Sports Bay Area will broadcast it from the San Francisco viewpoint. The game is also available on MLB.tv as well as ESPN (blackout restrictions may apply).
What are some of the odds for the Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants game?
The money line for San Francisco is -165 and +150 for Colorado. Total over/under runs are set at 11.0 while San Francisco’s over/under is at 6.0 and Colorado’s is 4.5.
Colorado Rockies pitcher today: Kyle Freeland
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Freeland didn’t last long in his first start of September, leaving the road game against the Texas Rangers in the second inning with what was later called a left hip impingement. Freeland has been cleared to make his normal start on Monday, and the Rockies certainly need him to flash the form he showed in August, going 4-0 with a 3.41 ERA as opponents hit just .239 against him.
One of those August wins came on August 14 in San Francisco when the southpaw limited the Giants to one run and five hits in six solid frames.
Those numbers are part of a strong second half of the season for Freeland, who has a 3.12 ERA in nine starts since the All-Star break.
Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants prediction
San Francisco is coming to Coors Field after a riveting three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. By taking two of three games from the Dodgers, San Francisco sits atop the NL West coming into Denver.
Could Monday pose a bit of a letdown for the Giants against the Rockies, a team that may be out of the playoff chase but still has plenty of games left in September against teams chasing postseason spots, including the Giants and Dodgers?
Colorado is just 4-9 against San Francisco this season. However, if Freeland can provide a strong start and Colorado can conjure up some of its Coors Field magic (where the Rockies are 45-24 this season), the Rockies have a chance to start the series with a win.
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