Preview: Giants at Rockies

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5-Day Forecast
GAME: San Francisco Giants (76-63) at Colorado Rockies (55-84)
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, September 03 - 3:10 PM EST
WHERE: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
LINE: -140, 129 TOTAL: 10.5


San Francisco's Buster Posey has treated Coors Field like a personal playground throughout his career, while teammate Hunter Pence was a late arrival to the party. The red-hot duo tries to continue their onslaught at arguably the most hitter-friendly stadium in history when the Giants visit the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. Posey and Pence have helped the Giants build a four-game bulge atop the National League wild card standings and remain two games behind Los Angeles in the West.

Posey is hitting .406 with eight homers, 27 RBIs and 23 runs scored in 36 career games in Denver after going 3-for-5 with a homer, four RBIs and three runs Tuesday to help San Francisco erase a six-run deficit in a 12-7 victory. Pence added two hits to extend his hitting streak to 15 games and is 15-for-30 with four home runs, nine RBIs and 12 runs in eight contests at Coors Field this season after hitting .250 there in his first 35 games. San Francisco's Ryan Vogelsong is coming off his first victory since Aug. 6 and opposes rookie Christian Bergman, who had control issues in his last start.

TV: 3:10 p.m. ET, MLB Network, CSN Bay Area (San Francisco)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Giants RH Ryan Vogelsong (8-9, 3.73 ERA) vs. Rockies RH Christian Bergman (1-2, 5.74) 

Vogelsong allowed two runs and four hits while striking out seven in seven innings in a 13-2 victory over Milwaukee on Friday. The 37-year-old North Carolina native had received zero runs of support in his previous five outings at home. Vogelsong is 5-2 with a 4.02 ERA in 15 games against Colorado - 0-2, 9.37 with a .380 batting average against in his last four starts - and is 2-2, 6.66 in eight contests at Coors Field after yielding five runs and three homers in 1 1/3 innings of an 8-2 loss April 21.

Bergman received a no-decision after permitting one run and two hits, but walked five and struck out five in 5 1/3 innings of the Rockies' 5-2 loss in Arizona on Friday - his fifth career start. "He did a good job,'' manager Walt Weiss told reporters about the 26-year-old Californian. " He had some walks early, but pitched around it. He didn't get hit hard." Bergman left a tie game after allowing three runs and eight hits - two homers - in six innings in Colorado's 5-4 victory over San Francisco on June 14.

WALK-OFFS

1. Giants OF Michael Morse on Tuesday missed his second straight game because of a strained oblique and remains day-to-day.

2. San Francisco on Tuesday called up five players from Triple-A Fresno, including RHP Brett Bochy, son of manager Bruce, as they became the eighth father-son manager-player tandem in major-league history.

3. The teams meet for the final time in 2014 after splitting 18 encounters as the Rockies try to win a season series for the first time since 2008.

PREDICTION: Giants 6, Rockies 5

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
San Francisco 76-63 W1 38-33 38-30 22-12 16-16 30-26 8-9
Colorado 55-84 L1 35-35 20-49 13-17 10-20 25-34 7-13

Last Meeting

San Francisco Colorado
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
9/2/14 SF 12 COL 7 .372 2 1.087 .270 1 .794

Player Stats

Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
SF H. Pence .409 27 1.206
COL J. Morneau .311 19 .850
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
SF H. Pence 5 18 13
COL C. Blackmon 3 12 10
Pitching ERA Avg K
SF 4.27 .265 138
COL 4.82 .258 152
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
SF B. Posey .302 143 .839
COL J. Morneau .310 136 .835
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
SF H. Pence 19 100 69
COL T. Tulowitzki 21 71 52
Pitching ERA Avg K
SF 3.43 .255 1035
COL 5.02 .274 926

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home Away over/under
OPEN 130 -140
-125
10
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports 125 -145
100
11
Sportsbook 125 -145
100
11
5Dimes.eu
134
-139
-110
10.5
GTBets.eu 131 -141
-115
10.5
Top Bet 130 -140
100
11
BetOnline.ag 132 -142
-120
10.5
BetDSI 120 -140
108
11
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF OFF
Belmont 125 -145
100
11
BookMaker.eu 120 -140
108
11
Vegas Odds
LVH 130 -140
-105
10.5
Mirage OFF OFF OFF
Station 125 -140 OFF
Best home line Best road line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

San Francisco Overall Colorado
76-63 W/L 55-84
72-67 RL W/L 68-71
66-66-7 O/U 68-60-11
4.17 Runs For 4.59
3.69 Runs Against 5.24
San Francisco A/H Colorado
38-30 W/L 35-35
40-28 RL W/L 36-34
33-31-4 O/U 36-30-4
4.47 Runs For 5.87
3.90 Runs Against 5.80