Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Rockies a familiar foe for veteran Peavy

Jake Peavy brings a veteran presence to the mound at Coors Field when he faces the Rockies in the middle game of a three-game set Wednesday. The Giants right-hander has almost as many starts against the Rockies (22) as Colorado starter Jordan Lyles has innings pitched against the Giants (26 1/3). Peavy is 7-7 with a 3.90 ERA in 140 2/3 innings against Colorado, while Lyles has struggled at 1-2 with a 5.81 ERA against San Francisco.
Things to know about this game
• Buster Posey, who sat out Tuesday with a sore foot, should be champing at the bit to get to bat at Coors Field. He has the highest batting average of any active player at Coors Field, starting the series as a career .396 hitter in Colorado. He's played 46 games at the park, tallying nine home runs and 34 RBIs.
• Nolan Arenado hits Peavy at a .455 (5-for-11) clip over the course of his career. He has a homer and three RBIs, while also posting three strikeouts. Arenado hit .333 (25-for-75) against the Giants in 2015, blasting 10 home runs and 24 RBIs in 19 games against the division rivals.
• There are three Giants with 10 or more at-bats against Lyles, and they all hit .333 or better against him. Gregor Blanco is 5-for-10 (.500) with a double, a homer and two RBIs against the right-hander. Angel Pagan is 4-for-10 (.400) with a double, an RBI and a stolen base, and Hunter Pence is .333 (4-for-12) with a homer and two RBIs.

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