The Colorado Rockies' weekend thus far has been a disaster and they are on the verge of being swept by the San Francisco Giants. Having dropped the first two games, 16-4 and 11-6, the Rockies have already assured another series loss. The Rockies have not won a series yet during the second half of the season.
The Rockies will have Tyler Chatwood (1-1, 7.62 ERA) on the mound for the first time since July 5, when he was up with the team for a short spell as a reliever. He had spent the first couple of weeks of the season with the Rockies, too, but most of his season has been down with the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox. However, he was moved down to Double-A Tulsa recently and has gone 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in four starts. He's the next man up in the fight to provide good pitching for the Rockies.
Tim Lincecum (5-11, 5.62 ERA) is not having the typical season we have come to expect from him, and he certainly hasn't fared well against the Rockies in two starts this season. On April 11, he allowed six runs in 2.1 innings at Coors Field. Ultimately, the Rockies won that game, 17-8. Then on May 15, in San Francisco, Lincecum allowed four runs in seven innings and took a no-decision in the 5-4 loss. Still, Lincecum is coming off one of his better starts of the season, allowing one run in seven innings to the New York Mets. The Giants won that game, 4-1.
This game starts at 1:10 p.m. MT and can be seen on ROOT Sports and heard on KOA 850.
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