Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
San Francisco0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 450
Colorado0 2 0 1 4 0 0 0 x 7100
  W: J. Ureña (2-4)   L: A. Wood (8-10)   S: D. Bard (25)
5:40 PM PT6:40 PM MT7:40 PM CT8:40 PM ET20:40 ET0:40 GMT8:40 5:40 PM MST7:40 PM EST8:10 PM VEN4:40 UAE (+1)6:40 PM CT, August 19, 2022
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado  Attendance: 31,604

Giants look to get hot against struggling Rockies

According to STATS
According to STATS

San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies

  1. The Giants are 9-3 against the Rockies at Coors Field over the last two seasons (7-2 in 2021, 2-1 this year), after posting a 10-24 record in Denver from 2017 through 2020.
  2. The Giants have been successful on each of their last 24 stolen-base attempts (the last San Francisco player to be caught stealing was Thairo Estrada on June 17). It's the longest streak of consecutive steals by a major-league team this season. The Giants had a streak of 26 consecutive stolen bases last year (June 8-August 18, 2021).
  3. Alex Wood is 1-2 with an 8.26 ERA in his 11 career games (10 starts) at Coors Field. Wood's ERA at Coors Field is the third-highest in the history of the ballpark (which opened in 1995) among pitchers who made 10 or more starts there. The higher ERAs belong to Bryan Rekar (10.16) and Clayton Richard (8.67).
  4. The Rockies lost, 13-0, to the Cardinals in St. Louis yesterday, matching their largest margin of defeat in a game this season. Colorado has lost by 13 runs four times this year, including three shutout losses. The Rockies are the first MLB team with as many as three shutout losses by 13 or more runs within one season since the Montreal Expos had three in 1998.
  5. C.J. Cron has recorded 60 RBIs in the 60 games he's played at Coors Field this year. He's tied with Paul Goldschmidt for the MLB high in RBIs in home games this season. Cron has only 20 RBIs in 55 road games this year.
  6. Jose Urena, who made his Rockies debut on July 6, was 1-1 with a 1.45 ERA in his three starts for Colorado before the All-Star break. Urena is 0-3 with a 7.77 ERA in five starts since the break, with the Rockies losing all five games.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 8/19/2022 thru 8/21/2022

Last season, the San Francisco Giants had an MLB-best 107 wins, greatly exceeding preseason expectations. This year San Francisco matched its 55 regular season losses from 2021 in early August and is trying to climb back into the NL wild-card race.

The Giants have to make up some ground if they want to reach the postseason for the second straight season despite a recent stretch of winning eight of 10 games prior to losing two straight to Arizona. They will try to get back on the winning track when they travel to Colorado to face the Rockies.

San Francisco will send Alex Cobb (4-6, 3.99 ERA) against Colorado's Jose Urena (1-4, 4.80) on Friday in the first of a three-game series.

The Giants have struggled to find consistency most of the year, but Cobb has been a steady performer in the rotation.

Cobb, in his first season with San Francisco, spent his first 11 in the American League and has never lost to the Rockies. He is 3-0 with a 5.71 ERA in three starts against them, with two of those games at Coors Field.

Cobb, 34, pitched well in his last start, a 6-1 win over the Diamondbacks in San Francisco. He has given up three or fewer runs in each of his last four outings and has been a reason for the Giants getting back into the playoff hunt.

So has catcher Joey Bart, who was sent to Triple-A earlier this year but has been a cog since returning to San Francisco on July 6. He has raised his average and cut down on strikeouts since coming back to the Giants.

Bart is batting .405 (15-for-37) with two homers and seven strikeouts in August.

"It's been a stretch of performance now that's starting to feel like we can build on it," San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler said. "It's a testament to his toughness. It's very difficult to go through what he went through. ... What stands out to me the most is how much respect he's earned with his toughness. I think it's really fulfilling for everyone to see him have this success."

Colorado returns home after being swept in three games by St. Louis and has lost five straight overall. A 13-0 loss Thursday was especially painful with injuries suffered by pitcher Antonio Senzatela and outfielder Charlie Blackmon.

Blackmon's leg injury will keep him out of Friday night's game, but manager Bud Black said he won't need to go on the injured list. Senzatela's leg injury looked more severe.

"Antonio is going to get a MRI (Friday morning)," Black said. "He definitely has a (left) knee sprain to a certain extent. How significant? We won't know until tomorrow. Devastating, right?"

Senzatela was on the injured list in July and it gave the 30-year-old Urena a chance with the Rockies. He has pitched at least six innings in five of his eight starts with Colorado, including his last two, but his only victory came on July 16.

He is 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA in five career appearances -- three starts -- against the Giants.

--Field Level Media

Updated August 19, 2022