Bumgarner Takes the Ball Against Rockies In Game 2: Game Preview

After an 8-6 victory Thursday night, the San Francisco Giants extended their winning streak to 10 games against the Colorado Rockies.

Madison Bumgarner will look to extend that streak to 11 in a rematch of an April 8 eighth duel with Jorge De La Rosa. Bumgarner and the Giants prevailed in that contest 4-2. But Coors Field almost always effects the game. And when compared to AT&T Park, command is much, much more prevalent.

April 30, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning during a game at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Bumgarner will be making his 13th career start against the Rockies. In 12 previous starts, he’s 6-3 with a 2.45 ERA, and enters Friday boasting a six-game winning streak versus Colorado. His last loss against them came on June 4, 2011.

However, Bumgarner’s success against the Rockies shouldn’t overshadow Carlos Gonzalez’ dominance of the left-hander. In 25 career at-bats against the lefty, he’s hitting .360 to go along with three home runs and five RBI. Josh Rutledge also owns a career homer off Bumgarner.

De La Rosa sports a decent reputation against the Giants. In 16 career outings (13 starts), he’s 7-4 with a 3.43 ERA. Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence both have hit one homer off De La Rosa.

Notes:

  • Twelve of the Giants’ 24 wins are comeback wins
  • Marco Scutaro has a 15-game hitting streak entering Friday. Since being acquired by the Giants on July 28 last season, no other player in MLB has more hits (137) than he does.
  • The Giants have won their last 10 games against the Rockies, which is the longest current winning streak for any MLB against a current division rival. Since the start of the 2011 campaign, the Giants are 31-9 against Colorado, including a 14-5 record at Coors Field.
  • Giants starters have the third highest starters ERA in the National League

Topics: Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants

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