San Francisco Giants (59-60) vs. Colorado Rockies (52-69)
August 21, 2022 3:10 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado Rockies +110 / San Francisco Giants -147; Over/Under: +11
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The San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies meet Sunday in MLB action from Coors Field. This will be the finale in a three-game weekend series. Colorado won the Friday opener, then on Saturday the Rockies kept it going with a close victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
San Francisco was down 7-0 at one point in the Friday game, and eventually limped to a 7-4 defeat. On Saturday the Giants posted five hits in a 10-inning loss 4-3. Starter Alex Cobb went 6.2 innings with 10 hits, three earned, and three Ks.
For the Sunday finale, the Giants will send out Jakob Junis in the start. Over his 15 games (12 starts) this year Junis is 4-3 with a 3.53 ERA. In 71.1 innings total he has 28 earned, 65 hits, 16 walks and 63 Ks.
Over on the Rockies’ side, they scored four runs in the fifth inning Friday on the way to 10 team hits. In the Saturday matchup Colorado bagged the walk-off RBI single from Brendan Rodgers. Ryan Feltner went 6.0 innings in the start with one earned, two hits and two walks.
Kyle Freeland will take the mound for the start on Sunday for the Rockies. This year in 23 starts Freeland is 7-8 with a 4.82 ERA. In 130.2 innings total he has 70 earned on 144 hits and 40 walks with 94 Ks.
The Giants are 5-1 in their last six Sunday games and 9-3 in their last 12 versus a team with a losing record. San Francisco is 2-5 in their last seven in game three of a series.
Meanwhile, the Rockies are 0-5 in the last five Sunday games and 1-4 in their last five in game three of a series. Colorado is 4-9 in their last 13 versus the NL West.
PICK: I’m going to stay with the Rockies. Probably not going near this one, though. Freeland gave up six earned in 4.1 innings on 10 hits and two walks to the Cardinals back on August 10, but he bounced back with a better outing (also versus STL) in his last appearance with three earned in 6.0 innings. As for Junis, he gave up six earned in 2.1 innings to San Diego, but his last start was a good one: 7.0 innings and one earned versus the Diamondbacks. This one could turn into a shootout if neither starter is on point.