As the Giants vie for October baseball, they will hand the ball to Yusmeiro Petit in hopes of him building off a record-setting performance.
After setting down the first eight batters to face him in his last outing against the Rockies on Thursday, Petit had retired 46 straight batters to set a Major League record previously held by Mark Buehrle in 2009 (45). Overall, Petit is 4-3 with a 3.44 ERA this season and has posted a 0.49 ERA in his last seven appearances. His recent effectiveness has allowed Petit a spot in the starting rotation in place of the slumping Tim Lincecum, at least for the time being.
And given where the Giants stand in the playoff picture -- two games back in the division and 1 1/2 games ahead in the race for the first National League Wild Card spot -- they'll be counting on another effective outing from the 29-year-old Tuesday at Coors Field.
On the other side of the coin, the San Francisco offense will try to take advantage of Rockies starter Jordan Lyles' recent shortcomings. In his last three starts, Lyles has given up 11 runs in 16 2/3 innings. He's struggled with his command during that span, walking a combined 10 batters while striking out 14. Lyles hasn't gone more than six innings since May 5.
Rockies: Move to 60-day DL ends Logan's season
It's safe to say left-hander Boone Logan's first season hasn't been anywhere close to what the Rockies had in mind when they signed him to a three-year, $16.5 million contract this past winter. And on Monday, it officially came to an end.
The Rockies transferred Logan to the 60-day disabled list before the series opener against the Giants to make room for infielder Rafael Ynoa on the 40-man roster.
Logan was originally placed on the DL on Wednesday with left elbow inflammation. It was the fourth time he's landed on the DL this season and the third time he's been on the shelf due to continued soreness in his left elbow.
The Rockies decided to sign Logan in December despite him being only a few months removed from a surgery to remove a bone chip and shave down a bone spur in his pitching elbow. Logan missed the first week of the season as he continued to recover from the procedure and never regained his past form from there.
Giants: Morse day to day with sore left side
Michael Morse's sore left side forced Giants manager Bruce Bochy to scratch the slugger from his start at first base in Monday's regularly scheduled game against the Colorado Rockies.
Bochy rated Morse's playing status as day to day, indicating that the injury isn't serious.
Morse, 32, has appeared in 130 games, 16 shy of the career high he reached with Washington in 2011. He has started 125 games, including 82 in left field, 39 at first base and four as a designated hitter.
The right-handed hitter is batting .280 with 16 home runs, 61 RBIs and a .477 slugging percentage.
• Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis was scratched from his start at Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday with a sore shoulder.
• Bochy confirmed that another round of Minor League callups likely will join the team Tuesday, with Triple-A Fresno concluding its season Monday. Speculation focuses on center fielder Gary Brown, right fielder Jarrett Parker and right-handers Brett Bochy and Erik Cordier.
Erik Bacharach is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.