April 18, 2011
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Giants (8-7) at Rockies (12-3)
Monday, 8:40 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:40 p.m.
Wednesday, 3:10 p.m.
Monday: Tim Lincecum (1-1, 1.86) vs. Esmil Rogers (2-0, 2.77)
Tuesday: Jonathan Sanchez (1-1, 3.24) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (0-0, 7.50)
Wednesday: Matt Cain (2-0, 1.42) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (2-0, 3.18)
The Rockies are arguably the hottest team in baseball right now, having lost just two games over their last four series. They are coming off a 9-4 win over the Cubs in which Carlos Gonzalez went 4-for-5 with two RBIs.
The Giants are coming off a heartbreaking, 12-inning loss to the Diamondbacks, but they have won four of their last five games.
This is the first matchup between these division rivals this season, but Colorado and San Francisco split 18 games last year. The Giants outscored the Rockies 71-63 in 2010.
Freddy Sanchez is a career .326 hitter against Colorados current pitching staff, and he has nine hits and 12 at-bats off of De La Rosa with two homers and six RBIs. Cain is 11-6 with a 2.94 ERA against the Rockies.
Troy Tulowitzki carried his September stroke from last season into this seasons April. He is currently working on an eight-game hit streak, notching 15 hits, four homers and just one strikeout over that span. Buster Posey has homered in two straight games.
Which team has the edge in the middle of the order? The Giants with Aubrey Huff, Posey and Pablo Sandoval or the Rockies with Gonzalez, Tulowitzki and Todd Helton?