July 23, Giants at Rockies
In addition to getting a start at Coors Field, where he is 5-3 this season and 9-4 lifetime, Mike Hampton will face one of his favorite opponents. In 16 career starts against the Giants through Sunday, the Colorado lefthander was 10-0 with a 2.96 ERA and had held them to a .224 batting average, the lowest of any team's against him. (He was scheduled to start against the Giants on July 18 as well, in San Francisco.) The Giant least looking forward to facing Hampton? Shortstop Rich Aurilia, who had a career .182 average against Hampton.