Bettis is looking to make good after his last start against the Brewers which we agreed never to speak of again.
The Colorado Rockies (23-20) are meeting up with the San Francisco Giants (22-22) in a four game series set that will go through Sunday at AT&T Park. Thursday’s game will begin at 10:15 EDT. After the two game split with the Padres this is a nice opportunity for the Rockies to make up some ground with some unexpected wins. A surprise sweep, why not?
The Rockies starting pitcher will be Chad Bettis (RHP #35 4-1 3.12 ERA 30 K) who has the ability to really do some damage tonight and shut down the Giants. His Brewers performance does not have to dictate tonight but he does have serious threat in Brandon Belt and Andrew McCutchen, if history tells us anything. The Giants starting pitcher will be Jeff Samardzija (RHP #29 1-2 6.94 ERA 20 K) who is coming off the DL so there is question to longevity. His ERA is in the Rockies favor I would say.
Easy peasy lemons or something….
There always has to be offense. We speak about the pitching but you cannot win the game without scoring runs. The pitching has to be supported too. You cannot score runs without hits, you see where I’m going with this.
With the exception of a kooky shut out (looking at you last game with the Padres) usually a couple of offensive plays needs to be put together to get a run or two, except with a home run. But a home run is hardly safe. So, the point being if we just offense we will be successful. I know it sounds silly. But you cannot rely on the sluggers to hit home runs, as we have seen. Some times things boil down to old school bunts and moving runners and sacrifices. Keep your eye on the ball, 110%. If the offense if alive, it will be okay.
The end, it’s easy.