Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 4/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+120) San Francisco (-129)
Anthony DeSclafani and the San Francisco Giants (13-8, 2nd in NL West) host the Colorado Rockies (7-13, 5th in NL West) at Oracle Park on Monday. The line on this contest has the Rockies coming in at +120 and the Giants are at -129. The over/under is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Austin Gomber and Anthony DeSclafani.
As a team, the Colorado Rockies are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which is 15th in MLB. They have notched a total of 83 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .285. The Rockies have hit 30 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 24 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 78 runs batted in and 145 hits on the year, and their batting average is sitting at .233. Colorado owns a slugging percentage of .416 and have been called out on strikes 170 times, while being walked on 44 occasions.
Rockies pitchers have surrendered 19 long balls in addition to 85 runs in total (17th in the league). They have walked 78 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.36 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.86 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.42. The Rockies have an ERA of 4.20 this season (15th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 145 batters.
The Rockies have dispatched 64 relievers to the mound for the year. The relievers have inherited 26 base runners for the season with 23.1% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have accumulated 2 saves so far this year and have blown 4 out of their 6 save opportunities. The Rockies relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 33.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 10 save situations. The bullpen have accumulated 4 holds for the year (28th in the league). Rockies pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 16 times as well as having 16 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rockies have converted 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 1,485 innings on the diamond, ranking them 18th in baseball. The Colorado Rockies have earned a total of 495 putouts for the season, as well as 185 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .988 which puts them in 5th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 141 double plays.
Gomber has pitched in 125 innings and has racked up 114 punch outs thus far in his career. Gomber (8-5 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.00 while he has gone up against 540 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.66 (51 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.372. He has conceded 110 hits (7.9 hits per 9 innings) with 62 free passes.
San Francisco has tallied 27 long balls on the year and 72 RBIs. They have hit 30 doubles, while taking a walk 67 times as well as putting up 74 runs. The San Francisco Giants have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .294 and a team batting average of .217 so far this season. The Giants hold a team SLG% of .395 and they score 3.70 runs per contest (25th in the league). They have struck out on 180 occasions (14th in MLB) and have notched a total of 140 base hits.
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.090 with a FIP of 3.56 as a staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 3.02 (175 strikeouts against 58 bases on balls). They come in at 7th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 136. They have relinquished 18 homers and they allow 3.13 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball). The San Francisco pitching staff have allowed 62 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 2.83 (56 earned runs relinquished).
San Francisco has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 17 save opportunities and they have tallied 10 saves. They are ranked 16th in baseball with a save percentage of 58.8%, and they have dispatched 73 relievers to the hill this year. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 36 times in high leverage situations and on 13 occasions with runners on base. San Francisco bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 41.2% out of their 17 inherited runners. With 39 save situations, the Giants have 22 holds in addition to 7 blown saves.
The San Francisco Giants have twisted 18 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (23rd in the majors). The Giants have racked up 174 assists, 14 errors and have earned a total of 521 putouts this year. In 1,563 innings played, the Giants hold a defensive efficiency of 72.0% (6th in MLB).
In his pro baseball career, DeSclafani has given up 683 hits while he has tallied 603 punch outs in 677 innings. DeSclafani (38-39 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 4.23 earned run average while allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 318 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.290 and a FIP of 4.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.16 and he has gone up against 2,865 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Francisco (-129)
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