The San Francisco Giants need to win today, at all costs. Kevin Gausman will take the ball for Gabe Kapler in his 3rd start against the Rockies this year. He was the winning pitcher when the Giants trounced the Rockies 23-5, he tossed 5 innings of 2 run ball off 2 hits with 5 strikeouts and walked 1 batter. He also took a loss back on August 4th, he left after 5 1/3 innings allowing 4 runs (3 earned) with 1 walk and 7 strikeouts. The 29-year-old has been the Giants leader in innings pitched (58 2/3) and strikeouts (77) this season.
Chi Chi Gonzalez will make his 2nd start against the Giants this season, he has faced them both out of the pen and in the starting role. He has an ERA of 7.20 in those 2 meetings totaling 6 strikeouts in 5 innings with 3 walks. Overall, the Oral Roberts University alum is 0-2 in 5 games this year (3 starts) with a 7.53 ERA.
First pitch is at 12:45 pm