It was a rocky first start for Tim Lincecum on opening day down in Arizona, but after picking up their first start on Monday the San Francisco Giants are hoping the Freak can keep the good times rolling on Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.
Lincecum will be itching to start chipping away at his current 8.44 ERA, though won't be a simple task against talented hitters like Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez and Todd Helton in their hitter's friendly ballpark. Timmy owns a 4-3 record at Coors in 10 lifetime starts along with a 3.61 ERA, while Tulo owns a .184 batting average against Lincecum in 38 career at bats.
The Rockies will send out newly acquired Jeremy Guthrie to the mound, making his Coors Field debut. He earned the win down in Houston on opening day, keeping the Astros in check with only four hits in seven innings, though two of those four were homers, allowing three earned runs.
Though Guthrie has spent most of his career in the AL, Melky Cabrera has seen him a lot, owning a .355 batting average in 31 at bats with four doubles and a homer off of him. With Buster Posey and Brandon Belt likely returning to the lineup, hopefully the Giants offensive gravy train keeps on rolling.
First pitch is set for 5:40 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM, and Root Sports and KOA 850 out in Colorado.
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