MLB

more stats

National League Preview from The Sports Network



Tuesday, April 22nd (All times Eastern)

San Francisco Giants (11-9) at Colorado Rockies (11-10), 8:40 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: San Francisco - Madison Bumgarner (2-1, 3.48) Colorado - Franklin Morales (1-1, 4.82)

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Colorado Rockies lead the majors in runs scored, batting average and doubles, and target a series win over the San Francisco Giants Tuesday at Coors Field.

Colorado has compiled 114 runs, a .299 batting average, 47 two-base hits and handed the Giants an 8-2 loss in Monday's series opener. The Rockies collected 11 hits, including five home runs, and have scored 35 runs in the past five games.

Charlie Blackmon homered twice, while Nolan Arenado, Wilin Rosario and Corey Dickerson went deep. Dickerson ended with three hits and Rosario drove in three runs for Colorado, which stormed out to a 7-1 lead after three innings.

"I really wanted to win the first game of the series and I think we did a really good job of that," said Blackmon. "We pitched it really well, played some good defense, turned some good double plays (and) swung the bats with people on base. I think it was a really good game to start a series with."

Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was nursing a knee issue and went 0-for-4 at the plate. He left Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. First baseman Justin Morneau, the newly crowned NL Player of the Week, has 12 RBI and three homers during a six-game hit streak.

The Rockies, winners in five of the last seven games, hammered Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong for five runs and six hits in 1 1/3 innings. Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa pitched five innings and allowed one run with five strikeouts to earn his first win of the season.

Franklin Morales looks to build on his last start when he takes the mound for the Rockies Tuesday. Morales struck out five batters and walked one over six innings of one-run ball in a 3-1 win at San Diego last Thursday.

Morales is 1-1 with a 4.82 earned run average in four games (3 starts) and pitched in relief against San Francisco on April 13 in a 5-4 loss. He fanned two batters and walked one in an inning of work.

The Venezuelan left-hander has made 17 appearances, three of which have been starts, against the Giants throughout his career and has an 0-3 record to go along with a 6.57 ERA.

San Francisco fell back into the loss column and Vogelsong didn't do much to help the cause with a rough outing. He allowed three home runs, walked three batters and didn't strike out any.

"He just could not get the ball where he wanted, and it was just getting away from him and getting up in the zone," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of Vogelsong. "They took advantage of it."

Brandon Belt and Hunter Pence had two hits apiece for the Giants, who have scored 11 runs in the past six games.

The Giants had won each of Madison Bumgarner's first three starts, but the left-hander suffered his first loss of the season last time out. Bumgarner gets the call Tuesday and gave up both runs in last week's 2-1 loss to Los Angeles, lasting 4 1/3 innings.

Bumgarner is 2-1 with a 3.48 earned run average in four starts and has allowed eight runs over his last three outings. Opponents are batting .326 against Bumgarner, who is 8-5 with a 3.27 ERA in 16 career starts against Colorado.

He defeated Colorado on April 11 in a 6-5 win even though he allowed four runs and nine hits in six innings. Bumgarner has struck out at least six batters in three straight starts.

Colorado lost two of three to the Giants earlier this month by the bay and went 7-3 against them at Coors Field last season.

04/22 10:26:54 ET

  • CBB: Georgetown at St. John's

    Tomorrow at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: UNC at Miami

    Tomorrow at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Arkansas at Kentucky

    Tomorrow at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASCAR: Folds of Honor 500 in Atlanta

    Sunday at 1:00 pm on FOX50

  • NHL: Carolina Hurricanes vs Washington Capitols

    Tonight at 7:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • ACC: NC State at Boston College

    Tomorrow at 6:00 pm on WRAL-FM

Scoreboard
Local
7:00pm Tonight
CAR
WAS
 
7:30pm Tonight
BOS
CHA
Final
CLE 110
GSW 99
Final
PHO 117
OKC 113
7:00pm Tonight
IND
CLE
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
WAS
7:30pm Tonight
BOS
CHA
7:30pm Tonight
TOR
GSW
7:30pm Tonight
DET
NYK
7:30pm Tonight
ATL
ORL
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
BRK
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
LAC
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
MIA
8:00pm Tonight
CHI
MIN
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
UTA
10:00pm Tonight
SAC
SAN
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
MIL
10:30pm Tonight
POR
OKC
Final
KNST 53
NKENTUCKY 78
 
Final
CITA 74
ETST 73
 
Final
GWEBB 91
CSOU 81
 
Final
VMI 82
CHAT 86
 
Final
BRY 77
CCST 69
 
Final
PBY 80
CCAR 69
 
Final
DREX 44
DEL 58
 
Final
UNCA 71
HIGH 75
 
Final
TEMPL 66
HOU 54
Final
EKENT 63
JVST 57
 
Final
WRST 58
UWMIL 61
 
Final
MSU 90
MINN 96
Final
RFLSH 63
MNTER 60
 
Final
OSU 81
NEB 57
Final
MAST 67
NEOM 73
 
Final
ELON 72
NE 65
 
Final
LIB 80
RAD 69
 
Final
FD 85
SHU 90
 
Final
UNCG 81
SAMF 67
 
Final
LIU 69
Terriers 74
 
Final
TENN 65
VANDY 73
Final
RMU 91
WAGN 59
 
Final
FUR 53
WCU 49
 
Final
IUPUI 71
WILL 66
 
Final
CAMP 65
WINT 50
 
Final
MERC 72
WOFF 76
 
Final
APP 58
GSOUT 77
 
Final
UNT 81
CHAR 65
Final
MURST 65
EILL 57
 
Final
MARS 87
FIU 69
Final
WKENT 71
FATL 68
Final
ILLCH 67
UWGB 72
 
Final
ORU 74
NDST 58
 
Final
NDAK 75
NARZ 85
 
Final
RICE 54
ODU 63
Final
MON 60
RIDE 63
 
Final
PEAY 64
SIUE 61
 
Final
LATU 77
UTEP 60
Final
SMISS 70
TXSA 66
Final
TENST 52
TENNM 69
 
Final
CHIST 74
GRCN 70
 
Final
UMKC 69
WLVRN 50
 
Final
SALA 57
LAMON 75
 
Final
ARKST 81
TXARL 80
 
Final
ARKLR 92
UGST 83
 
Final
TXST 67
TROY 61
 
Final
COL 54
ARZ 82
Final
PURD 92
RUTG 85
Final
MEM 57
SMU 66
Final
NCOL 77
SUTAH 67
 
Final
MORE 86
TENT 73
 
Final
EWASH 92
MNTST 68
 
Final
PORT 69
BYU 82
 
Final
CSNO 82
CSFU 72
 
Final
IDAHO 92
MONT 87
 
Final
SCU 57
PAC 64
 
Final
UCSB 74
UCD 60
 
Final
CPSL 56
UCI 63
 
Final
UTAH 83
ARST 41
Final
STAN 75
ORST 48
Final
GONZ 59
SDU 39
Final
USF 53
GAELS 84
 
Final
HAW 78
LBSU 59
 
6:00pm Tonight
QUIN
SIENA
 
6:30pm Tonight
CORN
HARV
 
7:00pm Tonight
CAN
FAIR
 
7:00pm Tonight
IONA
MAN
 
7:00pm Tonight
BRO
PENN
 
7:00pm Tonight
YALE
PRIN
 
7:00pm Tonight
MAR
PETE
 
8:00pm Tonight
CLMB
DART
 
8:00pm Tonight
AKR
OHIO
 
10:00pm Tonight
CLST
VALPO
 
Final
NYR 4
ARI 3
Final
CLB 2
MON 5
Final
BUF 6
VAN 3
Final
TOR 3
PHI 2
Final
WIN 1
STL 2
Final
NAS 2
MIN 4
Final
SJS 2
DET 3
7:00pm Tonight
NJD
BOS
 
7:00pm Tonight
NYI
CAL
 
7:00pm Tonight
CAR
WAS
 
7:30pm Tonight
TAM
CHI
 
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
COL
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
LOS