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Coors Field, Denver, Colorado  Attendance: 40,157

Giants going for rare 4-game sweep in Denver

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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 will attempt to complete their first four-game road sweep over the Colorado Rockies since 2011 when the clubs, who are tied for third place in the National League West, meet on Wednesday afternoon.

The first three games of the series, all Giants wins, have included a blowout, a pitchers' duel and a 10-inning affair Tuesday night that was a little of both.

The Giants appeared on their way to a third win in two days before the Rockies rallied for three in the ninth against All-Star Will Smith, only to see their own closer, Wade Davis, serve up a four-run 10th in an 8-4 defeat.

Eight of the game's 12 runs were scored in the last two innings.

The Giants' 2-1 win in the second game of Monday's doubleheader and the first eight innings Tuesday, after which the visitors led 3-1, were what could be expected from two teams each missing a key piece of their offenses.

The Giants had to pull hot-hitting third baseman Evan Longoria during Sunday's 8-3 win at Milwaukee. He was diagnosed Tuesday with a strained plantar fascia in his left foot and was placed on the injured list.

Longoria told reporters Tuesday that he expects to be out up to a month.

"I've never had anything like this," he declared. "I haven't seen our hand-and-foot specialist yet, and he's looked at the MRI and scans, but he hasn't put his hands on it. So once we get back home (on Thursday), he can kind of give his own diagnosis to me and see where we are then."

Longoria, who was wearing a walking boot Tuesday, has hit safely in his last nine starts. Counting a pinch-hit appearance last week against St. Louis, he's hit .382 in his last 10 games with six home runs and 13 RBIs.

Longoria was replaced at third base on Tuesday by Pablo Sandoval, who drew a walk off Davis in the 10th inning to help set up the winning uprising.

The Rockies, meanwhile, got bad news of their own on Tuesday when one of their brightest prospects, second baseman Brendan Rodgers, elected to undergo surgery for a torn right labrum that will end his season.

The 22-year-old former first-round pick was hitting .224 after beginning his career with a .324 month of May.

Rodgers went to Instagram on Tuesday to express his thoughts.

"Feeling pain today so I can feel strength tomorrow," he posted. "Ready to turn this into my greatest comeback yet. See you in 2020."

The pitchers who could benefit from the offensive absences in the series finale will be Giants right-hander Shaun Anderson (3-2, 4.48 ERA) and Rockies righty Jon Gray (9-6, 3.83).

Anderson, a rookie, has never faced the Rockies, but he is already quite familiar with pitching on the road. Six of his last eight starts have been on the road, a stretch during which he's gone 3-1 with a 4.37 ERA.

Gray has pitched brilliantly against the Giants this season, allowing just one run and nine hits in 12 2/3 innings. He was the hard-luck, 1-0 loser on April 11, before pitching six shutout innings in a 2-0 win on June 24.

Both of those outings were in San Francisco.

For his career, Gray has made eight starts against the Giants and gone 1-3 with a 4.38 ERA.

--Field Level Media

Updated July 17, 2019

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