The San Francisco Giants are in their final stretch of the season, 8 games left and they are all at home. Johnny Cueto will make the start in the first game of their final series against the Rockies tonight. The Giants are 2-4 while outscoring Colorado 45-26 including a 23-5 win on September 1st. Cueto is 9-3 with a 2.71 ERA in 17 career starts vs. the Rockies and this season he has faced them jiust one time. He had a no decision after going 5 innings and allowed 2 runs (3 earned) with 4 strikeouts and walked 2 batters on August 3rd. It has been an interesting season for Cueto, so far going 2-1 in 10 starts with a 4.78 ERA totaling 48 strikeouts.
German Marquez will go for his 2nd win against the Giants this season after him and the Rockies picked up the win on August 4th. The Venzuela native pitched 7 innings and allowed 5 runs (2 earned) with 4 strikeouts and walked 1 batter. Since that matchup he has gone 0-5 in 8 starts with a 5.20 ERA and has 40 strikeouts. The Rockies are 5-6 when Marquez makes a start on the year but he is just 2-6 in 11 starts on the year. After today will he take the team lead with innings pitched. He leads the team with 63 strikeouts and is 2-3 in 6 career starts at Oracle Park with a 4.98 ERA.
First pitch is at 6:45 pm