While Alex White is having a rough start to his career as a Colorado Rockies (he took the loss on Friday night), the other pitcher the team received in the Ubaldo Jimenez trade was as advertised in his major league debut last Sunday. Drew Pomeranz (1-0, 0.00 ERA) was held to a pitch count and finished his first start after five innings. But those five innings saw Pomeranz scatter two hits and two walks. And he had the Rockies offense behind him, putting two on the board before he left the game.
The Giants are starting a 24-year-old rookie in Eric Surkamp (2-0, 3.24 ERA). This will be just his fourth start. Arguably, his first start, which was a no-decision, was his best. He allowed one run in six innings, but the Astros pulled out the 2-1 victory. In his last two starts, he's allowed three runs each time and seen his strikeouts fall from four to two to zero. In those two wins, the Giants offense provided six and eight runs of support.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. MT.