San Francisco Giants day off report: Giants look to regain form in Colorado

April 21, 2017

MLB, San Francisco Giants

AP file photo: San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto who starts on Friday night in Colorado throws to the plate against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game in San Diego, Sunday, April 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

By Jeremy Harness

If the Giants are to get things back on track, they’re not exactly in the ideal position to do so.

They currently sport a sub-.500 record after splitting a two-game series with the Kansas City Royals, and they are heading to a place that has not been very kind to them in the past, to say the very least.

The Giants head to Denver to face the Rockies for a three-game series that starts Friday night. To make matters worse, Colorado is currently on top of the National League West with a 10-6 mark.

The Giants, however, should go in with a great deal of hope, due to the fact that they have right-hander Johnny Cueto taking the ball for Friday’s opener, as he goes up against righty Tyler Chatwood (1-2, 3.54 ERA).

Cueto has been by far the Giants’ best starter thus far, as he has won each of his three decisions this season and has an ERA of 3.79.

Chatwood, however, is trending on the positive side as well, and the Giants should be quite familiar with that. He beat them in his last start on Saturday, throwing a complete game two-hit shutout in the process while walking only one batter and striking out four.

Not like it’s a surprise, but Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with a .356 batting average and has hit six home runs and driven in 11 runs. Gerardo Parra is not that far behind him, with a .300 average with six RBI so far this season.

 

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