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Matt Fargo’ MLB Prediction: San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies: June 28th 2013

San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies
MLB Prediction: Giants +128 odds (June 28th 2013)

The Giants come into Colorado riding a four-game losing skid but a day off on Thursday came at a good time as it was their first one off in over two weeks.

The offense has been having a tough time, scoring three runs or fewer in eight of their last 11 games but facing Colorado can turn things around. San Francisco has scored six runs or more in six of 10 meetings and it will be up to Barry Zito to get things going on the right track. He has been horrible on the road this season, posting an 11.28 ERA and 2.51 WHIP in five starts on the highway with the Giants going 0-5 in those games. Many will be going against him here based on that lack of success but that is one of the reasons we will be backing him tonight as contrarian value is present. The Giants are 11-4 in his last 15 starts against teams with a losing record. While the Giants have been struggling, the Rockies have not been doing much better as they have dropped three straight games and are 4-11 over their last 15. They are coming off a brutal loss on Thursday as the bullpen again imploded, pushing its ERA to 6.32 over the last five games and 5.40 over the last 10 games. Jhoulys Chacin is coming off consecutive quality starts for the third time this season but he has been unable to cash in a third one each of the previous two times. Overall, he has been pretty solid this year but he has had his share of blowups including his worst start of the season which came here against the Giants as he allowed eight runs in 5.1 innings. Play (909) San Francisco Giants