The San Francisco Giants (72-77) are on the road to face the Colorado Rockies (64-85) at Coors Field on Thursday with the visitors eyeing a sweep of the four-game series. The Giants lead the series 3-0 after winning 6-1 on Wednesday, their fourth straight head-to-head victory and 10th in 15 games this season. Starter Logan Webb threw 5.1 scoreless innings for the win. Wilmer Flores was 3 for 4 with one run in the win. LaMonte Wade Jr. added a double and two runs. Elehuris Montero went 1 for 2 with a solo home run for the Rockies.
ON THE MOUND
John Brebbia (6-2, 2.86 ERA) is set to start for San Francisco. The RHP gets the Rockies in back-to-back starts. He threw one scoreless inning on Tuesday, a 6-3 road win. He yielded one hit while striking out two in the no-decision. Over eight previous appearances against the Rockies this season, Brebbia has yet to allow a run over 6.1 innings (1-0, 0.00). He has struck out seven and walked none. RHP Jose Urena (3-6, 5.49 ERA) will toe the rubber for Colorado. He has made one prior start against the Giants this season, giving up three runs over 6.2 innings in a 7-4 home win on August 19. He gave up three hits and walked two, while striking out three in the win. In his last start on Saturday, Urena took a no-decision on the road against the Cubs. He threw six innings and gave up one run on seven hits, striking out four and walking two in the 3-1 victory.
AT THE PLATE
Over the last five games, San Francisco has averaged 5.4 runs a game, up from their season average of 4.4, while slashing better across the board (.266/.317/.404). Against righties like Urena this season, the Giants have a .690 OPS. Flores is the team’s strongest hitter against right-handers with a .737 OPS in 324 at-bats. Colorado is averaging only 3.6 runs per game in the last five, down slightly from 4.4 for the season. The Rockies have a .689 OPS against right-handers in 2022. With a .847 OPS over 380 at-bats, C.J. Cron has been their best hitter against right-handers.
HOME AND AWAY
San Francisco is on a five-game winning streak on the road, bringing their record to 33-41 in 2022. The Giants have scored 4.4 runs per game away from home, while allowing 4.6 runs. Colorado has lost four in a row in front of their home fans. The Rockies are 40-37 at home this season, averaging 5.8 runs per game while surrendering 5.8. San Francisco is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings at Coors Field with an average scoreline of 6.4-5.0.
The Giants are third in the NL West, 31 games behind the division-leading Dodgers. They are fifth in the Wild Card race, nine games out of third. The Rockies are fifth in the NL West, 39 games behind the Dodgers.
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