The NL West, top to bottom, is turning into a division that looks as though it is going to be hotly contested all season long. The fact that the San Francisco Giants are currently at the bottom of said division gives you an idea of how competitive it looks set to be. The reigning champions are off to a slow start, but are finally showing some signs of life. They will have the opportunity to tighten things up even further when they start a 3-game set with the Colorado Rockies. MLB betting for Game 2 of that series is set for Saturday night at Coors Field in Colorado.
How to Bet on the Expert MLB Lines Pick on San Francisco at Colorado & TV InfoDate: Saturday, April 25th, 2015Time: 8:10PMVenue: Coors FieldOpening Line: Colorado -120
The San Francisco Giants are raffling off an authentic 2014 World Series ring http://t.co/HTyEnq2XgF pic.twitter.com/PgEqjxU8YT— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 24, 2015The Giants (7-10) are finding life as champions pretty tough, as they are off to a pretty sluggish start to the season. Things are starting to look up, though, as they are coming off a very impressive sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who look like being one of the elite teams in the NL. San Francisco are finally getting some solid pitching, and only gave up a total of 6 runs over the 3 games with the Dodgers. That said, their bats remained pretty cold during that set, and they will have to improve offensively if they want to extend their winning streak beyond 3 games. The Giants will send veteran pitcher Tim Hudson (0-2, 3.93 ERA) to the mound for the Saturday tilt. Hudson has been the victim of poor run support in 2 of his 3 starts, but he did struggle in his last outing against Arizona.The Colorado Rockies (9-7) came out of the gate with all bats blazing, as they were among the top run scorers in the NL. The bats have slowed down a little since that fast start, but since much of that power came away from the cozy confines of Coors Field, there is reason to believe that their power will return once they get back to the thin air of home. Of bigger concern right now is the number of runs that they are giving up defensively, including 41 runs in a 5-game losing skid. They seem to have recovered from that skid, though, and have now won 2 games in a row. Jorge De La Rosa (0-1, 31.50 ERA) will be making his second start after returning from injury, and he will be looking to recover from a disastrous first start, where he was shelled for 7 runs in just 2 innings.