SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (58-72) @ COLORADO ROCKIES (61-71)
Game 1: Monday, August 26th @ 5:40 PM
Barry Zito..........Juan Nicasio
Code:22(26gm) Starts 24 4 Wins 7 9 Losses 6 5.63 ERA 4.79 1.72 WHIP 1.41 120.0 IP 126.0 80 K's 88 50 BB's 47
Giants: Zito hopes to regain the magic he spun on April 9 of last year, when he delivered the Giants' first win of the season with a four-hit shutout at Coors Field. Zito's woes on the road, where he's 0-7 with a 9.45 ERA, have been well-documented.
Rockies: Nicasio had a no-decision in his last outing against the Phillies. The right-hander allowed two runs (one earned) in 5 2/3 innings. He's 1-0 with a 3.12 ERA in his last three starts.
Game 2: Tuesday, August 27th @ 5:40 PM
Yusmeiro Petit......Chad Bettis
Code:0 (1gm) Starts 5 0 Wins 0 0 Losses 2 3.38 ERA 4.50 1.13 WHIP 1.67 5.1 IP 24.0 7 K's 13 0 BB's 13
Giants: Petit, who has appeared in 73 Major League games in parts of six seasons, was recalled when Matt Cain was placed on the DL on Friday. Petit pitched in one game this year, in July. He also made a start for the Giants last year
Rockies: Bettis took a no-decision in his last outing at Philadelphia, giving up a run on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. The rookie will be making his sixth career start.
Game 3: Wednesday, August 28th @ 5:40 PM
Madison Bumgarner..........Jhoulys Chacin
Code:26 Starts 25 11 Wins 12 8 Losses 7 2.84 ERA 3.22 1.03 WHIP 1.22 171.0 IP 162.1 162 K's 100 54 BB's 46
Giants: Bumgarner recorded a 0.952 WHIP before the All-Star break and 1.261 since. Yet his first-half ERA was 3.02 in 19 starts, compared to 2.35 in seven second-half outings.
Rockies: In his first game back from the bereavement list, Chacin pitched the Rockies past the Miami Marlins 3-2 at Marlins Park. Chacin threw seven innings — and the Rockies rallied for two runs in the eighth to make him the winning pitcher.
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