The San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies will make up their postponed game from Monday on Tuesday, followed by the regularly scheduled game later in the evening. The opener of the doubleheader is scheduled for a 5:40 p.m. ET first pitch at Coors Field in Denver.
The Giants come into this one having dropped three of their last five, though they avoided a weekend sweep by San Diego with a 7-1 win on Sunday. San Francisco is atop the National League West standings with a 17-11 mark entering Tuesday, a half-game ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Colorado is at the bottom of the NL West with a 10-18 mark, five games behind the fourth-place Arizona Diamondbacks. The Rockies have lost four of their last five games, including an 8-4 setback at Arizona on Sunday.
The MLB odds for Tuesday’s first game have the Rockies with a -125 moneyline, while the Giants are listed at +115. The over/under for the game has been set at 7½ runs.
Hoping for More
Left-hander Alex Wood will be on the mound for the Giants in Tuesday’s first game, looking to stay unbeaten after a 3-0 start. Wood has notched a 1.50 ERA over his three starts, including a win over Colorado last week.
In that game, Wood went six innings, holding the Rockies to four hits and two runs, striking out nine and walking two. Wood has 20 strikeouts in 18 innings while walking just three batters.
The San Francisco offense struggled against San Diego before putting seven runs on the board in the series finale. The Giants had managed only four runs total in the first two games against the Padres. That was a stark contrast with last week’s three-game series with Colorado, in which San Francisco scored 25 runs in going 2-1.
Catcher Buster Posey has shown the most pop for the Giants with three doubles, six home runs and nine RBIs. Third baseman Evan Longoria leads the team with 12 RBIs while batting .275 with four home runs and 13 runs scored.
Needing a Good One
Right-hander German Marquez will make the start for the Colorado Rockies, looking to improve on a 1-2 record and 4.13 ERA. The 26-year-old has faced the Giants twice already, going 0-2 and allowing seven earned runs over 9.2 innings.
In his last start, against San Francisco, Marquez lasted four innings, allowing four runs on four hits while striking out five and walking three. Marquez has 33 strikeouts and 19 walks in 32.2 innings.
Second baseman Ryan McMahon had a hit in each of the three games against San Francisco last week. He leads the Rockies with eight home runs and 20 RBIs. Shortstop Trevor Story is batting .284 with eight doubles, two triples, four home runs, 18 RBIs and 17 runs scored.
The Rockies are seventh in baseball with a .246 team batting average while tying for eighth in the majors with 133 runs. Colorado is much better at home, going 8-7 compared to just 2-11 on the road.
Giants Get Win
Having Wood on the mound for the first game is a big plus for the Giants, who have been able to rely on the lefty all season. Even though the Rockies are at home, Wood should be able to shut down the Colorado offense again.
On the other hand, Marquez has struggled to keep San Francisco in check. He’ll likely suffer a third loss at the hands of the NL West rival.
When doing your MLB betting, go with the Giants to take the series opener.