NL West Rivals Continue Series
The Colorado Rockies square off against the division rival San Francisco Giants in the second of a three-game series on Wednesday night. Colorado won the series opener on Tuesday, its second straight win over the Giants after snapping a 12-game losing streak to them.
San Francisco lost for the third time in five games and is in third place in the National League West standings. These two teams are familiar with each other, so this one should be another good one. Read our in-depth preview of the contest to help you determine how you want to bet online.
Blackmon’s Milestone Lifts Rockies
The Colorado Rockies came into Tuesday’s series opener with a four-game losing streak, but they were able to put that aside thanks to veteran Charlie Blackmon’s three-run home run in a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Blackmon’s pinch-hit home run was the 200th of his career and came on the 11th anniversary of his major league debut.
“It was serendipitous for Chuck but we’ve seen him do this before,” Rockies manager Bud Black said after Tuesday’s win. “How ironic. That was a big swing for us. That was a really good swing. Gave us a huge lift.”
Blackmon was 1-for-2 in the game and is batting just .246, the lowest average of his career. The 35-year-old has seven doubles, a triple, nine home runs, 29 RBIs and 26 runs scored.
Also homering in the victory was Connor Joe, who led off the game with a round-tripper. The first baseman is batting .267 with nine doubles, three triples, five home runs, 14 RBIs and 30 runs scored.
On the mound for the second game of the series for the Rockies will be right-hander Antonio Senzatela. The 27-year-old is 2-3 with a 5.40 ERA in eight starts, striking out 14 in 35 innings. Senzatela is coming off an ugly outing against the Miami Marlins on June 1, lasting 5.1 innings and giving up six runs on 13 hits, including a home run, while striking out three and walking none.
Oracle Park Not Helping Giants
The San Francisco Giants were hoping that coming back to Oracle Park after a 5-5 road trip would help the team turn things around. Instead, they continued a trend that has seen them alternate between wins and losses over the last five games. The team that had the best record in baseball a year ago has gone nearly a month without a winning streak of more than three games.
Left-hander Alex Wood will try to get the Giants back in the win column when he makes his 11th start on Wednesday. Wood is 3-5 with a 4.66 ERA, striking out 50 and walking 15 in 48.1 innings. This will be his third start against the Rockies, as he’s gone 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA in 9.2 innings over the first two matchups.
Second baseman Wilmer Flores added to his team-high RBI total on Tuesday night, hitting a two-run homer to give him 33 runs driven. Flores is batting .266 with 12 doubles, seven home runs, 33 RBIs and 30 runs scored.
Outfielder Mike Yastrzemski was 0-for-2 with a pair of walks and a run scored in Tuesday’s contest, giving him three straight hitless games. Yastrzemski is batting .275 with 12 doubles, five home runs, 21 RBIs and 29 runs scored.
Rockies vs Giants Head-to-Head
The Colorado Rockies won their second straight in the season series on Tuesday, but they still trail overall 5-2 in 2022. The Giants also dominated the matchups between these division rivals in 2021, winning 15 of the 19 meetings.
The Rockies notched their first win in San Francisco since last season with Tuesday’s victory. They were swept at Oracle Park in a three-game series earlier this season. That kind of success isn’t expected to continue if you look at the MLB lines for Wednesday, which have the Giants as a heavy favorite.
Rockies vs Giants Game Information
- Game: Rockies (24-31) vs Giants (29-25)
- Location: Oracle Park, San Francisco
- Day/Time: Wednesday, 9:45 p.m. ET
- Rockies vs Giants Live Stream: MLB.tv
Rockies vs Giants Betting Lines
Rockies vs Giants Prediction
The San Francisco Giants are not the juggernaut they were a season ago, but they should be in good shape for this game, especially with Wood on the mound. The Colorado Rockies have their troubles against the Giants, and those will continue on Wednesday.
When doing your MLB betting, take San Francisco to get the home win.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.