Giants lineup: Same as Game 1 for Zito

Giants lineup: Same as Game 1 for Zito
May 25, 2013, 10:15 am
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Barry Zito is 8-3 with a 2.70 ERA in 20 career starts against Colorado. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

INSIDE THE MATCHUP

- The Rockies have lost 19 of their last 23 games played at AT&T Park, including each of their last nine games played there, but did win their final three games against the Giants last week to end a 10-game slide against them.
- In their last series with Colorado, the Giants committed nine errors, tied for the most by any team in any single series since 2007 and tied for the third-most in any series by the Giants since 1980.
- Colorado has won five of its last six games, climbing into a tie for the lead in the NL West. Colorado's .488 remaining strength of schedule is the easiest among all teams in the division.
- Tim Lincecum has walked at least two batters in 20 of the 23 meetings he has had with Colorado since 2008. He has walked at least three batters in 15 of those 23 games.
- Tyler Chatwood has allowed 0.78 home runs per nine innings since joining the Rockies' pitching rotation in August of 2012. It is the least home runs per nine innings allowed by any Colorado starting pitcher since 2012.
- Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .350 with four home runs over his last 11 games, but has just a .575 career OPS when playing at AT&T Park, his lowest OPS at any park (minimum 50 plate appearances).

Programming note: Giants-Rockies coverage begins on Comcast SportsNet at 12:30 p.m. with Giants Pregame Live. Stick around after the final out for Giants Postgame Live.

The Giants and Rockies are set for Game 2 of their three-game series at AT&T Park:

San Francisco Giants (26-22)
1. Angel Pagan (S) CF
2. Marco Scutaro (R) 2B
3. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Hunter Pence (R) RF
6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
7. Gregor Blanco (L) LF
8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
9. LHP -- Barry Zito (3-3, 3.91 ERA)

Colorado Rockies (27-21)

1. Dexter Fowler (S) CF
2. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
3. Carlos Gonzalez (L) LF
4. Troy Tulowitzki (R) SS
5. Michael Cuddyer (R) RF
6. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
7. Jordan Pacheco (R) 1B
8. Yorvit Torrealba (R) C
9. RHP -- Juan Nicasio (4-1, 4.47 ERA)

 

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