Giants at Rockies Prediction - MLB Picks 9/15/23
Colorado Rockies (53-92) vs San Francisco Giants (75-71)
Game Info: Friday, September 15, 2023 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Chase Anderson (0-5) (6.49) vs Logan Webb (10-12) (3.54)
Betting Odds: Colorado Rockies +160 / San Francisco Giants -175 --- Over/Under: 11.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies will meet in Denver for game one of their divisional series this Friday from Coors Field.
Giants Preview & Projected Starter
San Francisco comes in at 75-71 after taking two of three from Cleveland. The Giants responded with a walkoff victory in game three, and they’ll look for success in divisional action this weekend. 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.
Logan Webb (10-12, 3.40 ERA, 163 Ks) will get the call for San Francisco. The fifth-year righty came thru with a scoreless outing against Colorado last week, tossing six innings of shutout ball to earn his tenth win. Webb snapped a three-game skid with his third straight quality start, and he’ll now attempt to replicate his effort versus the Rockies against the altitude this Thursday. Webb has silenced Colorado twice in the Bay this season, but he did struggle in his lone start (5.1 IP, 4 ER) at Coors back in June.
Giants Player Trends & Props
• Wilmer Flores recorded hits in all three matchups against Cleveland, and he leads the Giants in batting (.28&) and home runs (22), with 54 RBI.
• J.D Davis homered in the game three win over Cleveland, and he leads SFG in hits (113), with eighteen home runs and 68 RBI.
• Thairo Estrada has totaled multiple bases in four of the previous six games, and he’s posting splits of .272/12/45.
Rockies Preview & Projected Starter
Colorado moved to 53-92 after taking two of three from Chicago. The Rockies did their NL West foes a few favors by taking a pair of games from the Cubs, and they’ll look to win a third straight Thursday. 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.
Chase Anderson (0-5, 6.49 ERA, 50 Ks) will get the call for Colorado. The journeyman pitcher was pushed around by San Francisco in the Bay last week, allowing six runs in just 3.1 innings pitched to take his fifth loss of the season. Anderson has delivered mixed results thru two starts since returning from a month-long absence, and he’ll seek different results against the Giants here.
Rockies Player Trends & Props
• Ryan McMahon homered in the game three victory over Chicago, and be leads Colorado in hits (127), home runs (23), and RBI (70).
• Elias Diaz collected three hits in Wednesday’s win, and he’s posting splits of .272/14/68.
• Charlie Blackmon doubled in the game two loss, and he’s batting .279, with 36 RBI thru 76 games.
• Ezequiel Tovar produced a run in the series finale, and he’s hitting .251, with fifteen homers and 65 runs batted in.
Corey’s Free Pick
This may serve as a big turning point for the Giants season, as they’ll now have four games at Coors, right in the midst of a five-way dance for the final two NL playoff spots. Impossible to lean on a pitcher in Colorado, but as the ace of the staff, Logan Webb has to feel some heat to go out and deliver at this point in the campaign. Colorado is going to get one of these games, but with pressure rising, let’s see if Webb can deliver in Denver. He’s capable, and run support shouldn’t be an issue, so let’s back San Francisco for game one of this divisional series.