Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Rockies sluggers look to solve Lincecum on Jackie Day

The Giants and Rockies will play the finale of their three-game series Wednesday night at AT&T Park on Jackie Robinson Day. Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum will face Rockies left-hander Tyler Matzek. Buster Posey is expected to return to the starting lineup for the Giants after being out of the lineup Tuesday night for the first time this season.
Three things to know about this game
• Lincecum has good career numbers against Rockies sluggers Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez. Tulowitzki is batting .246 with two home runs in 57 career at-bats vs. Lincecum. Gonzalez is batting .271 with two homers in 47 at-bats.
• Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is batting .444 (4-for-9) with a double against Lincecum. During a Spring Training game this year on March 31, Arenado hit a three-run homer off Lincecum.
• Matzek got the victory in his only career start against the Giants on Aug. 25 at AT&T Park. He allowed two runs on eight hits over seven innings, struck out seven and walked one in a 3-2 Rockies win. Matzek gave up a home run to catcher Andrew Susac, but he won't have to face him Wednesday. Susac is now playing for Triple-A Sacramento.

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