The Colorado Rockies have one last home game against the San Francisco Giants and they surely could use a win right now. Shoddy defense in the first game and rookie struggles in the second led to two miserable losses. The third was comeback that wasn't meant to be.
Matt Cain (11-10, 2.79 ERA) leads the Giants on the mound Sunday afternoon. He will make his fourth start against the Rockies this season and his second at Coors Field. In that start, Cain allowed six runs in 4-2/3 innings, a game the Rockies ultimately won, 10-2. He is coming of a no-decision to the San Diego Padres, having allowed one run in 6-1/3 innings. The Giants lost the game, 3-2. That was his shortest outing since he threw six innings back on Aug. 12.
Esmil Rogers (6-5, 5.88 ERA) has not won since Aug. 9 and the Rockies are 1-5 in his six starts since then. Before his last start on Sept. 13, Rogers had allowed four runs in four straight games and six in the next-to-last one. He pitched leaps and bounds better in his last start, allowing just a Prince Fielder solo home run in six innings. Unfortunately, the Rockies managed just one run off of Zack Greinke and lost on a walkoff home run by Ryan Braun in the 11th inning.
First pitch is set for 1:10 p.m. MT.