Rockies vs Giants Prediction - MLB Picks 9/8/23

San Francisco Giants (70-70) vs Colorado Rockies (51-88)

Game Info: Friday, September 8, 2023 at 10:15 pm (Oracle Park)

Kyle Harrison (1-1) (4.70) vs Ty Blach (2-1) (4.33)

Betting Odds: San Francisco Giants -233 / Colorado Rockies +192 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Colorado Rockies will head out to the Bay to face the San Francisco Giants for game one of their divisional series this Friday from Oracle Park.

Rockies Preview & Projected Starter 

Colorado moved to 49-82 after dropping two of three to Arizona. The Rockies were outgunned in game three by the DBacks, and they’ll attempt to steal a game or two in the Bay this weekend. The Colorado offense is scoring 4.5 runs per game, while batting .256, with a .317 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.70 ERA, with a 1.43 WHIP. 

Ty Blach (2-1, 4.33 ERA, 57 Ks) will get the call for Colorado. The Denver native didn’t pitch all that well against Toronto last week, allowing five runs through six innings, but he lasted long enough to get the victory. Blach had a great outing in Baltimore one start prior, so he was owed that win of some sort. Blach started his career in San Francisco, and he’ll attempt to deliver against them here on Friday. 

Rockies Player Trends & Props

Ryan McMahon has totaled multiple bases in three of his last five games, and he leads Colorado in hits (123), home runs (22), and RBI (69). 

Elias Diaz has recorded a hit in five of the previous seven games, and he’s posting splits of .268/13/64. 

Charlie Blackmon plated a run in the game two win, and he’s batting .284, with 35 RBI thru 76 games.

Ezequiel Tovar has recorded a hit in seven of the last nine games, and he’s hitting.256, with fifteen homers and 64 runs batted in.

 

Giants Preview & Projected Starter

San Francisco comes in at 68-63 after falling to Chicago. The Giants failed to produce at the plate in game one, and they’ll look to turn things around on Tuesday. The San Francisco offense is scoring 4.81 runs per game, while batting .250, with a .326 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.89 ERA, with a 1.29 WHIP. 

Kyle Harrison (0-0, 5.40 ERA, 5 Ks) is set to open the game for San Francisco. The rookie lefty was roughed up in San Diego last time out, allowing six runs through 5.2 innings pitched, and took the first loss of his career.  Harrison’s lone start (6.1, 0 ER, 11 K, W) was terrific against Cincinnati, and he’ll attempt to deliver again here at Oracle.

Giants Player Trends & Props

Wilmer Flores has taken a walk in four straight games, and he leads the Giants in batting (.288) and home runs (20), with 50 RBI. 

J.D Davis has recorded a hit in seven of the last ten games, and he leads SFG in hits (105), with fifteen home runs and 60 RBI. 

Thairo Estrada has collected a hit in eight of the last nine games, and he’s posting splits of .274/10/41.

Corey’s Free Pick

Alright, something has to give San Francisco, as they’ve slumped into September with six straight losses, and they’ve fallen out of the final NL Wild Card spot. This Giants team doesn’t have the look of the postseason squads we witnessed during the special 2010’s run, but if there’s any club that knows all you to do is get there and compete, it’s this organization. It’s not just yet, as their only two games back, and there’s time on the clock,  but they’ve got to capitalize on this home spot versus Colorado. Let’s back San Francisco, as they should feel some urgency and pressure to get back into the win column.

Corey’s Pick Giants -1.5

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