San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/1/2014
Wednesday, April 2, 9:40 PM on FSN+
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
San Francisco - T. Hudson (0-0) vs. Arizona - T. Cahill (0-1)
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38-year-old Tim Hudson will make his first start as a San Francisco Giant on Wednesday as they will take on Trevor Cahill (0-1) and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Tim Hudson's 2013 season was going pretty well until he fractured his ankle in late-July, which took him out for the rest of the year. He ended his last season with the Braves with a 3.97 ERA after pitching just over 131 innings.
Of the current Diamondbacks, Miguel Montero has the most career plate appearances (14) against Hudson, but has hit just .231/.286/.308 with a double and an RBI. Outfielder A.J. Pollock is the only Diamondback to hit a homer off of the righty.
Trevor Cahill will take the mound for the second time this season and will be trying to put his Opening Day loss to the Dodgers behind him. He went just four innings in that game and gave up five runs on four hits. He threw just 48 of his 89 pitches for strikes, so he will need to find his command if he wants to do better against the Giants.
Marco Scutaro has faced Cahill 29 times in his career and has had a lot of success against him, hitting .333 with a double, a triple, eight walks and five RBI. Pablo Sandoval has eight hits, including a double and a triple, in 22 at-bats against him as well.
San Francisco Trends
San Francisco is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games on the road
San Francisco is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing Arizona
Arizona is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Arizona's last 13 games at home
Arizona is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games when playing San Francisco
Injuries to Watch
03/29/14 P Tim Lincecum Knee questionable
03/28/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 15-day DL (3/21)
03/27/14 P Jeremy Affeldt Knee 15-day DL (3/23)
03/31/14 P Daniel Hudson Elbow 15-day DL (3/29)
03/29/14 P Bronson Arroyo Back is upgraded to probable for first scheduled start
03/28/14 P David Hernandez Elbow out indefinitely
03/27/14 LF Cody Ross Hip 15-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 15-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Patrick Corbin Elbow out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona
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