The San Francisco Giants (48-41) host the Colorado Rockies (34-56) at Oracle Park on Sunday with the three-game series even at 1-1. The Giants leveled the series 1-1 after winning 5-3 on Saturday, their fourth head-to-head victory in five games this season.
Alex Wood threw five scoreless innings out of the bullpen to get the win, and Camilo Doval earned his 26th save with a scoreless ninth.
Michael Conforto went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs in the win. Austin Slater added a home run and two RBIs. Kris Bryant was 1 for 2 with a double and one run, walking twice, for the Rockies. Austin Wynns added a solo home run.
ON THE MOUND
Kyle Freeland (4-9, 4.93 ERA) is in line to take the mound for Colorado. The lefty allowed four runs over 6.1 innings in his last start, a 4-1 home defeat against the Astros on Tuesday.
He took the loss, giving up nine hits while striking out three and walking two. Freeland is making his first appearance against the Giants this season.
Over three starts against the Giants in 2022, Freeland was 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA over 18.1 innings. He had 17 strikeouts and six walks. For San Francisco, right-hander Logan Webb (7-7, 3.38 ERA) will take the mound.
He has made one prior start against the Rockies this season, giving up four runs over 5.1 innings in a 5-4 road win on June 7. He gave up eight hits and walked two while striking out three in the no-decision.
In his last start on Monday, Webb took a no-decision at home against the Mariners. He threw 6.2 innings and gave up two runs on seven hits, striking out 11 and walking two in the 6-5 defeat.
AT THE PLATE
Over the last five games, Colorado has averaged 4.4 runs a game, equal to their season average. Against right-handed pitchers like Webb this season, the Rockies have a .737 OPS.
Ryan McMahon is the team’s most productive hitter against right-handers with a .871 OPS in 221 at-bats. San Francisco is averaging only 2.8 runs per game in the last five, down from 4.7 for the season, with their slash line dropping across the board (.225/.257/.375).
The Giants have a .699 OPS against Southpaws in 2023. With a .838 OPS over 83 at-bats, Wilmer Flores has been their best hitter against left-handers.
HOME AND AWAY
Colorado is 14-32 in away games in 2023, scoring 3.7 runs per game while allowing 5.1 runs. San Francisco has gone 25-22 at their home park this season, averaging 4.1 runs per game while surrendering 4.4. San Francisco is 7-3 in the last 10 games at Oracle Park between the NL West rivals with an average scoreline of 4.7-3.0.
The Rockies are fifth in the NL West, 17 games behind the division-leading Diamondbacks. The Giants are third in the NL West, three games behind the Diamondbacks.
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