The National League West is open for business. With the Los Angeles Dodgers riddled by injuries, both the San Francisco Giants (40-39, plus-6.47 betting units) and the Colorado Rockies (38-40, minus-4.95 units) have a chance to steal the division this year. They’ll meet Thursday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series at AT&T Park, beginning at 3:45 PM ET.
The pitching matchup for Thursday looks good for San Francisco. Chris Stratton (4.14 ERA) is due up for the Giants; he’s sixth overall on the money charts at press time with 8.48 units in earnings on a team record of 11-5. The Rockies will respond with Jon Gray (5.52 ERA), who’s 3.85 units in the hole after leading Colorado to seven wins in 16 starts, with the Over checking in at 9-5-2.
The Giants are also the hotter team of the two after winning five of their last six outings. Colorado comes into this series after dropping two of three to the Miami Marlins, who sit in last place in the NL standings. A rash of bullpen injuries has the Rockies scrambling to close out games; their relievers rank dead-last in the majors with a combined 5.56 ERA.