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