The San Francisco Giants will play their second game in Denver on Tuesday when they face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.
The Giants were beaten by the Chicago Cubs Sunday 8-3 for their second loss in three games at Wrigley Field. The Giants have now lost six of their last nine games overall. San Francisco’s Ty Blach took the lost to drop to 3-5 on the season.
Colorado won its game on Sunday 8-2 over the Cincinnati Reds before hosting the Giants on Monday. The Rockies got four hits from Carlos Gonzalez including a home run into the third deck to lead the offensive attack by Colorado against the Reds’ Matt Harvey.
Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with a .315 batting average. Brandon Belt has a team high in hits with 55, home runs with 11 and RBIs with 31. San Francisco has a team batting average of .257, while opposing hitters are averaging the same .257 at the plate against Giants pitching. On Tuesday, the Giants will send Jeff Samardzija to the mound. The right-hander is 1-3 with an ERA of 6.23, 25 Ks and 23 BBs.
Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with a .324 batting average and team highs in hits with 57 and on-base percentage at .417. Charlie Blackmon has the team lead in home runs with 12 while Trevor Story leads in RBIs with 35. Colorado has a team batting average of .234 while opposing hitters are averaging .248 at the plate against Rockies pitching. On Sunday, Colorado will send Kyle Freeland to the mound. The left-hander this season is 4-5 with an ERA of 3.28, 52 Ks and 21 BBs.