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Colorado0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 150
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  W: D. Rodríguez (4-5)   L: C. González (0-2)   S: W. Smith (24)
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)7:40 PM CT, July 15, 2019
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado  Attendance: 34,424

Giants P Rodriguez to start in DH vs. Rockies

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According to STATS

San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies

  1. The Giants have won eight of their last 10 games, outscoring their opponents by a total of 32 runs over that time. During this 10-game stretch (since June 30), San Francisco is batting an MLB-high .393 with runners in scoring position.
  2. After losing six straight games entering the All-Star break, the Rockies won their first series of the second half by taking two of three from Cincinnati at Coors Field. Colorado has a 12-6 record at home this season against teams currently below .500.
  3. Through 34 home games this season, Charlie Blackmon has collected 32 extra-base hits. Only two players in the live-ball era (since 1920) have recorded more XBH through their first 34 home games of a season: Chuck Klein in 1932 (35) and David Ortiz in 2016 (33).
  4. In eight games against the Rockies this season, Buster Posey is batting .136 (3-for-22). Entering this season, Posey was a .343 career batter against Colorado with 24 HR and 94 RBI in 131 games.
  5. Despite him sporting a 5.73 ERA at Coors this season, the Rockies are 8-2 in the 10 home starts made by German Marquez this season. Marquez has received, on average, 9.05 runs of support per start at home this season, second highest in the NL among qualifiers to teammate Kyle Freeland (9.27 RSA).
  6. Over his last three starts at Coors Field, Jeff Samardzija is 0-3 with a 12.41 ERA and a .389 opponent batting average. In four career appearances (two starts) against the Rockies, Dereck Rodriguez has a 1.56 ERA and a .246 opponent batting average.
  7. The Giants have a 1972-1621 (.549) record all-time in double-headers. Among teams that have played at least 500 double-header games, that mark ranks second behind the Yankees -- 1990-1452 (.578).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 7/15/2019 thru 7/17/2019

The San Francisco Giants plan to recall right-hander Dereck Rodriguez and start him in the second game of a doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies in Denver on Monday.

Rodriguez (3-5, 5.27 ERA) was demoted to Triple-A Sacramento on July 1 after struggling in back-to-back relief appearances against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks.

Rodriguez, the son of Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez, made seven relief appearances in June, posting a 10.38 ERA for the month.

"He's been throwing the ball better than what's happened," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

Rodriguez began the season as a starter but hasn't filled that role since allowing four unearned runs and five hits in five innings of a 7-0 loss to the visiting Cincinnati Reds on May 10.

The Giants hoped his time at Sacramento would help build him back up toward handling a starter's workload.

"We wanted to keep our depth in the rotation and we were losing that with him (as a reliever)," Bochy said.

A solid effort by Rodriguez could bump left-hander Drew Pomeranz out of the rotation.

Pomeranz (2-9, 6.42 ERA) went 17-6 with the Boston Red Sox in 2017, but is a combined 4-15 over the past two seasons with Boston and San Francisco.

After a horrendous month of May in which Pomeranz went 0-3 with a 19.16 ERA, he showed some improvement in June, including three starts in which he went five innings and didn't allow an earned run. But he took a step back in his first start of this month, allowing four runs and six hits in four innings of a 9-4 loss to the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on July 5.

Jeff Samardzija is set to start the first game for the Giants.

Samardzija (6-7, 4.01 ERA) is coming off seven shutout innings in a 1-0 win against the Cardinals on July 7.

His only loss in his past four starts came against the Rockies on June 26, when he gave up five runs and three hits in five innings of a 6-3 loss in San Francisco.

Samardzija is 5-7 in his career against Colorado with a 3.97 ERA.

The Rockies plan to send right-hander German Marquez to the mound against Samardzija.

Marquez (8-4, 4.45 ERA) was matched against Samardzija on June 26 and earned the win after allowing three runs (two earned) and seven hits over five innings. He went six innings and allowed four earned runs in each of his past two outings, going 0-1 in those games.

"The second half is going to be good," Marquez told reporters after his final start before the All-Star break. "I'll finish strong. It's not how you start, it's how you finish."

The Giants and Rockies each won two of three in their first series back from the All-Star break.

The Giants won their rubber game on Sunday at the Milwaukee Brewers, blowing the game open with a six-run seventh inning and cruising to an 8-3 win, but third baseman Evan Longoria had to leave the game because pain from plantar fasciitis in his foot became too unbearable for the three-time All Star.

He told reporters after the game he plans to have an MRI on Monday morning, but he didn't rule out playing in at least one game of the doubleheader.

The Rockies won their rubber game against the Reds on Sunday, taking advantage of a six-run fifth inning in the 10-9 win.

--Field Level Media

Updated July 15, 2019


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