San Francisco Giants Odds
After starting the season on the injured list due to a sore heel, the San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Belt looks in sync. He hit a three-run homer in San Francisco’s 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday.
The Giants, who ended a three-game losing streak, will aim for a four-game series split in Denver on Thursday. Donovan Solano extended his hitting streak to 10 games and is batting .436. The Giants’ defense made another error Wednesday and now has 16 over the first 13 games.
Left-hander Tyler Anderson (0-1, 3.68 ERA) will start Thursday. He has made three appearances (one start) but has not pitched more than 3 2/3 innings in a outing, and that was in relief on July 29 against the San Diego Padres.
Colorado Rockies Odds
With supreme trust in his changeup, left-hander Kyle Freeland (2-0, 1.50 ERA) will start against the visiting San Francisco Giants on Thursday looking like the pitcher who finished fourth in the NL Cy Young Award voting in 2018.
In his first home start, Freeland gave up two hits over six scoreless innings against the San Diego Padres on Saturday. The Rockies’ offense had a rare off night in a 4-3 defeat Wednesday as the Giants ended Colorado’s streak of eight consecutive games with at least five runs.
Nolan Arenado has homered in each of the first three games of the series after he didn’t have an extra-base hit over his first eight games. All three Rockies defeats have been by one run.