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2021 SF Giants: Home Opener Series Preview

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For their first home series, the 2021 SF Giants will play the Colorado Rockies. The Giants played the Mariners and the Padres in the first two series and have a record of 3-3. The Rockies have played the Dodgers and the Diamondbacks and have a record of 3-4. With both teams having faced divisional rivals, it is time for the bottom two teams to face off.

2021 SF Giants/Colorado Rockies: Who’s Hot

2021 SF Giants

San Francisco is entering their home opener winning the series against San Diego. So far Donovan Solano is one of the leading hitters for the Giants. He is hitting for a .409 average, .391 OBP, .891 OPS, and two doubles so far.

The other two Giants players that are making a name for themselves are Evan Longoria and Kevin Gausman. Longoria has a .318 average, .400 OBP, 1.173 OPS, three home runs, and five RBIs. Gausman has started in two games and has a 1.32 ERA, 11 strikeouts, .73 WHIP, and three walks.

2021 Colorado Rockies

Ryan McMahon, Jon Gray, and Daniel Bard are the Rockies breakout players for 2021 so far. McMahon had a three-home run game against the Diamondbacks Tuesday. He is also hitting .360 for his average, .385 for his OBP, 1.305 for OPS, and four home runs with two doubles.

Jon Gray has started in two games and has a 1.54 ERA. He also has 12 strikeouts, a 0.94 WHIP in 11.2 IP. The new closer for the Rockies, Bard, has also had a nice opening week. He has appeared in four games with two saves on two opportunities. He also has a 1.09 WHIP with 6 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA.

2021 SF Giants/Colorado Rockies: Who’s Cold

2021 SF Giants

Brandon Crawford, Mike Yastrzemski, and Matt Wisler are having a rough year for the SF Giants. Crawford is only hitting .111 for his average, has a .158 OBP and .436 SLG. He also has one home run and two hits in his 2021 campaign.

Yastrzemski is hitting .136 for an average, has a .208 for an OBP, and .481 for an OPS. He also has 3 hits with one home run this year. Wisler is also having a rough year with a 32.40 ERA in four games, with 0-1 on saving opportunities. He also has a 4.20 WHIP, and five hits with six earned runs.

2021 Colorado Rockies

The players that are struggling for the Rockies are Austin Gomber, Charlie Blackmon, and Trevor Story. The major problem for Gomber was his walks, which he gave up seven in three innings. He only gave up one earned run and has a 3.00 ERA. He finished his first start with the Rockies with a 2.67 WHIP, and two strikeouts.

Charlie Blackmon who almost hit .500 for the short season is also having a dry spell. He is only hitting .174 with a .269 OPB. He also has one homerun and four hits on 23 at bats. The other star on the Rockies, Trevor Story, is also having a bad 2021. He is hitting the ball hard but it’s not turning into hits. He has a .226 average, with a .250 OBP. He also has 0 home runs with one triple and a double.

2021 SF Giants/Colorado Rockies: Prediction

It is starting to look like the Diamondbacks will be the worst team in the division. The Giants and Rockies both had some tough divisional rivals this year. The Giants have won the series against the tough Padres, and the Rockies took one from the World Series Champion Dodgers.

I feel like these are two teams that are decently well matched and are playing in a tough division. In the three-game series, I feel like each team will win one in the first two games. I then think the rubber match will go to SF Giants with the home-field advantage and win the series 2-1. Either way, I can see both of these teams giving their fans a really good three-game series and expect some competitive baseball games.

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