Samardzija, Giants to face Marquez, Rockies on Monday
Denver; Monday, 2 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Rockies host the San Francisco Giants for a doubleheader Monday.
The Rockies are 20-21 against the rest of their division. Colorado has hit 120 home runs as a team this season. Nolan Arenado leads the team with 21, averaging one every 16.7 at-bats.
The Giants are 23-24 against NL West Division opponents. San Francisco has a collective on-base percentage of .295, last in the National League. Brandon Belt leads the team with a mark of .362. The Rockies won the last meeting 6-3. German Marquez earned his eighth victory and David Dahl went 2-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs for Colorado. Jeff Samardzija took his seventh loss for San Francisco.
TOP PERFORMERS: Arenado leads the Rockies with 21 home runs and has 70 RBIs. Daniel Murphy is 12-for-32 with four doubles, three home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Colorado.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rockies: 3-7, .260 batting average, 7.03 ERA, outscored by 24 runs
Giants: 8-2, .285 batting average, 4.07 ERA, outscored opponents by 32 runs
Giants Injuries: Nick Vincent: 60-day IL (pectoral), Johnny Cueto: 60-day IL (elbow), Travis Bergen: 10-day IL (shoulder), Austin Slater: day-to-day (illness), Alex Dickerson: day-to-day (back tightness), Evan Longoria: day-to-day (left foot discomfort).