Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants 7/10/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/9/2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014, 3:45 PM on CSCA, CSBy
AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
Oakland Athletics - Kazmir, S (10-3) vs. San Francisco Giants - Hudson, T (7-5)
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Thursday afternoon, the Oakland Athletics will send Scott Kazmir to the hill as they take on the San Francisco Giants and Tim Hudson. Kazmir makes his 19 th start as Hudson makes his 18th.
Scott Kazmir took his record to 10 - 3 with a 2.53 ERA after getting the win in his last start. In that outing, Kazmir went 7 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits with 2 walks and 8 strikeouts. It was the 2nd straight start that Kazmir had allowed just a run. Garza has already matched his win total for all of 2013 when he went 10 - 9 with a 4.04 ERA in 29 starts for the Cleveland Indians.
Last season, Kazmir didn't face the Giants and he has only opposed 4 of their hitters in the past. Fortunately for Kazmir, he won't have to face Marco Scutaro, who is batting .261 with 3 RBIs.
Tim Hudson pitched to a no-decision in his last outing and that held his record at 7 - 5 with a 2.53 ERA. In that start, Hudson gave up just a run on 3 hits in 6 innings of work. He didn't issue any walks as he struck out 4. The no-decision came on the back of 3 straight losses but Hudson is not pitching as poorly as the numbers indicate. Last season, Hudson posted a record of 8 - 7 with an ERA of 3.97 in 21 starts for the Atlanta Braves.
In 2013, Hudson didn't face the A's and he has only faced 6 of the A's in the past. Alberto Callaspo is 2 for 2 against Hudson with 2 RBIs.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 42-42-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.6
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 44-42-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
06/29/14 RF Josh Reddick Knee 15-day DL (6/26)
06/24/14 1B Kyle Blanks Calf 15-day DL (6/23)
06/17/14 P Drew Pomeranz Hand 15-day DL (6/16)
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 60-day DL (3/28)
03/30/14 P A.J. Griffin Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Fernando Rodriguez Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
San Francisco Giants
07/07/14 3B Pablo Sandoval Elbow questionable
06/25/14 CF Angel Pagan Back 15-day DL (6/16)
03/28/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Oakland
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