Though the Colorado Rockies entered their series with the San Francisco Giants with a top-10 offense in runs per game, the elevation in the Mile High City might be masking this team’s deficiencies in the lineup and Giants starter Alex Wood will look to exploit them.
Wood has been solid in his first two starts with the Giants, allowing just one run in 12 innings with just one walk issued and the team winning both starts.
Rockies starter German Marquez has overcome 16 walks in 28 ²/₃ innings across five starts to put up a respectable 3.45 ERA and been better in his career on the road with a 23-16 record and opponents hitting .234 to go with a 3.45 ERA, compared to at home where he has a 20-15 record with opponents hitting .283 to go with a 4.96 ERA.
The Rockies entered Tuesday averaging 1.3 fewer runs per game on the road than any other team in MLB with 1.6 runs per game and is drawing the fewest walks per game of any team in the league.
With the Giants having a team ERA of 2.00 at home entering Tuesday and having their own offensive woes, ranking 23rd in the league in team on-base percentage and having just three of their first 11 home games go over the total, a low-scoring game seems imminent Wednesday.
The Play: Rockies vs. Giants, Under 7 runs.
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