Game 159 Preview: Must-Win Game for Giants in Series Finale Vs Rockies



Tonight’s Game: Rockies (74-84) Vs Giants (83-75) at Willie Mays Field, 7:15 pm
Jon Gray (10-9, 4.54) vs Johnny Cueto (17-5, 2.79)

The Starting Lineups

1. Blackmon CF
2. Descalso 2B
3. Arenado 3B
4. Gonzalez RF
5. Dahl LF
6. Murphy C
7. Parra 1B
8. Adames SS
9. Gray P

1. Span CF
2. Belt 1B
3. Posey C
4. Pence RF
5. Crawford SS
6. Pagan LF
7. Panik 2B
8. Gillaspie 3B
9. Cueto P

In the series finale against the Rockies, the Giants are looking for a victory in the decisive game. With four games left to play and the Giants 1 1/2 games behind the Mets for the top Wild Card spot and 1 game ahead of the Cardinals for the second entry, this is as close to a must-win game as we are going to see all season.

Johnny Cueto makes his return to the mound after missing a start due to a groin pull. All that shimmy and shakey takes a toll on even the best athletes… Johnny Beisbol has had a stellar fist season with the Giants and tonight he seeks his 18th victory in what would be a Cy Young-worthy season in most years.

Jon Gray will be pitching for the Rockies and looking to continue his strong work after a 7 inning and zero runs performance against the Giants when he last faced them in Denver. The right-hander has 182 strikeouts and has yielded 28 homers this year in 28 starts.

Some Questions

  1. How will Johnny Cueto’s groin hold up?
  2. Will Kelby Tomlinson see more than a pinch-hit appearance with his hot bat?
  3. Who will lead the Giants in RBIs?
  4. How will the Giants offense respond after getting humbled in last night’s shut out?
  5. How long will Charlie Blackmon’s beard grow before it becomes a public health hazard?