The Rockies begin a three-game road series against the San Francisco Giants. The Giants are currently riding an 11 game losing streak.
The Colorado Rockies are currently 7-3 within their last 10 games. The Rockies recently played the Arizona Diamondbacks and won three of the four-game within the series.
The Rockies are currently riding in first place as a member of the NL West with an 81-65 record. Slighting creeping behind them, however, are the Los Angeles Dodgers, who are just a game and a half behind.
Last season, the Rockies were in competition with the Diamondbacks, Cardinals, and Brewers as they were heading to San Francisco but, the Rockies went on to lose two straight games and wound up settling for a wild card spot by just a game.
Can San Francisco spoil the Rockies season for the second straight year?
On the mound for the Rockies is left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson. Anderson is currently 6-8 with a 4.89 ERA. During those starts, Anderson has recorded a total of 149 strikeouts through 156.1 innings but has failed to receive a win in his past 11 starts.
SS Trevor Story and 3B Nolan Arenado could continue to have dominant games at the plate for the Rockies.
Story is continuing his storybook season by making a statement in NL MVP race. Story has hit 33 home runs, 40 doubles while hitting in 102 runs and stealing 25 bases.
Nolan Arenado is currently batting .301 this season while notching 100 RBIs and 34 HRs this season.
San Francisco Giants:
Taking the mound for the Giants is right-handed pitcher Chris Stratton. Stratton is currently 9-9 while riding a 4.99 ERA this season. Among those starts, Stratton has pitched 126.1 innings while successfully striking out 97 batters this season.
Brandon Crawford currently leads the Giants with a .258 batting average. Along with his batting average, Crawford currently has 12 HRs and 51 RBIs.
Veteran presence has been a thing of the past for the Giants after losing star catcher Buster Posey to a season-ending surgery and then trading away Andrew McCutchen to the Yankees.
However, the Giants have the pieces within their farm system to be successful in the near future.