San Francisco Giants @ Colorado Rockies Matchup Preview - September 19th, 2022

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Jakob Junis (195th ranked SP via THE BAT) is projected to take the mound for Giants as they battle the Rockies and Chad Kuhl (292nd ranked SP) at Coors Field. The quick scouting report on Junis: his main fastball is a sinker, which he uses 33.6% of the time. His primary out-pitch is a slider (48.2%). Meanwhile, Kuhl primarily throws a sinker (39.3%) and his most-used secondary offering is his slider (36.3%). THE BAT X projects Junis for 3.3 earned runs and 3.8 strikeouts in this matchup. On the other side, Kuhl is forecasted for 3.3 earned runs and 3.4 strikeouts.

San Francisco Giants Insights

  • Jakob Junis's fastball velocity has increased 1.2 mph this year (91 mph) over where it was last year (89.8 mph).

  • Lewis Brinson has primarily hit in the top-half of the lineup this season (86% of the time), but he is projected to bat 8th in the batting order in this matchup.

  • Today’s version of the Giants projected lineup is a bit watered down, as their .307 THE BAT X wOBA is considerably below their .319 overall projected rate.

Colorado Rockies Insights

  • THE BAT X projects Chad Kuhl to throw 79 pitches in this matchup (3rd-least of the day), considering both his underlying tendencies and the matchup.

  • Ryan McMahon has seen a notable increase in his exit velocity of late; just compare his 97.1-mph average over the past two weeks to his seasonal 91.6-mph average.

  • The Colorado Rockies bullpen grades out as the 10th-best in MLB, per THE BAT.

Betting Trends

  • The Colorado Rockies have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Under in 20 of their last 33 games (+8.05 Units / 23% ROI)

  • The San Francisco Giants have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Over in 66 of their last 133 games (+4.95 Units / 3% ROI)

  • Kyle Freeland has hit the Earned Runs Under in 18 of his last 26 games (+8.45 Units / 25% ROI)