Runs will be at a premium in this one and the Giants should get home. Giants WIN.
Madison Bumgarner (9-4, 2.20 ERA) steps out to face the Rockies for the 25th time in his career on Wednesday as he looks to pick up victory number 13, going 12-6 with a 3.11 ERA against Colorado. He likes to hurt the Rockies from the other side of the plate as well, hitting four of his 13 career HR’s off the Rockies pitching staff. He went through a rough two game skid recently but bounced back to beat Oakland in his last start, even though he gave up four runs in 6.1 innings. He’s 1-0 with a 2.03 ERA this season against Colorado. The Rockies are currently losers of six straight contests and have scored a combined three runs in their last four losses. Even with Trevor Story back in the lineup Tuesday, they struggled at the plate and could only manage the one run in the 3-1 loss. Tyler Chatwood (8-4, 3.15 ERA) returns from the DL and has been much better than expected this year. In 85.2 innings, he’s given up just the six HR’s and has actually kept the ball in the park in his last six outings. That’s impressive for a guy who pitches at Coors Field for a living.