Drew Smyly is set to make his 2nd start since going on the injured list with a left index finger injury. In his last start, he took a no-decision in the Giants win over Seattle and tossed 3 2/3 innings with 3 runs off 4 hits with 8 strikeouts and walked 1 batter. He is still seeking his first win in a Giants uniform this season and has pitched in 5 games (3 starts) while striking out 27 batters with a 3.94 ERA. San Francisco is 3-0 when he makes a start so the Giants can use that to their advantage with 6 games to go in the season and their playoff hopes alive. Smyly has faced the Rockies just once in his career and it came while he was with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2018. He threw 5 innings and allowed 5 runs off 9 hits with 3 strikeouts and walked 2 batters.
Kyle Freeland will get the nod for the Rockies in his 3rd start against the Giants tonight. He has yet to get a win or loss in his previous 2 starts with a 7.27 ERA while striking out 4 batters in 8 2/3 innings of work. The Rockies have backed Freeland with wins in both of his last 2 starts against the Giants but they are an overall 5-6 when he takes the mound. Freeland is 2-2 in 11 starts total on the year with a 3.75 ERA and has just 18 walks, last season he had 25 through 11 last year with a 6.71 ERA. Freeland and the Rockies look to get the Giants away from postseason play as they will go for their 5th win in their last 10 ballgames.
First pitch is at 6:45 pm