Pittsburgh Pirates at San Francisco Giants 7/30/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/29/2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 3:45 PM on CSBy
AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
Pittsburgh Pirates - Morton, C (5-10) vs. San Francisco Giants - Lincecum, T (9-7)
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Charlie Morton (5-10) will attempt to win his first game since July 2 when he and the Pittsburgh Pirates face Tim Lincecum (9-7) and the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday afternoon.
Last Friday, Charlie Morton gave up four runs in six innings to the Colorado Rockies and ended up losing his 10th game of the year. He allowed 10 hits in that outing and walked one batter while striking out three. Morton now has a 3.40 ERA on the season and he has only given up nine home runs in 132.1 innings.
Giants catcher Buster Posey has four hits in his 12 at-bats versus Morton with a walk, two doubles and an RBI. Second baseman Dan Uggla has struggled against the right-hander by going 1-for-11 against him with a walk and four strikeouts.
In his start against the Los Angels Dodgers last Friday, Tim Lincecum could only make it through 4.1 innings and ended up picking up his seventh loss of the year. He allowed six earned runs on nine hits in that outing while striking out six and walking no one. The right-hander is giving up fewer hits this season, but he is also striking out fewer batters than he ever has in his career.
Pirates veteran Neil Walker has four hits in his 11 at-bats against Lincecum with a double and a solo home run. Catcher Russell Martin is just 2-for-10 against the former Cy Young award winner with three walks and six strikeouts.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 46-51-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is 0
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 51-48-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
07/23/14 LF Starling Marte Concussion 7-day DL (7/23)
07/08/14 P Gerrit Cole Side 15-day DL (7/5)
07/06/14 SS Clint Barmes Groin 15-day DL (6/30)
San Francisco Giants
07/26/14 SS Ehire Adrianza Hamstring 15-day DL (7/25)
07/26/14 C Hector Sanchez Concussion 7-day DL (7/25)
07/26/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 15-day DL (7/25)
07/21/14 P Matt Cain Elbow 15-day DL (7/11)
07/20/14 1B Brandon Belt Concussion 7-day DL (7/20)
06/25/14 CF Angel Pagan Back 15-day DL (6/16)
Guy's Pick: Take San Francisco
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