San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 9/5/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/4/2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Comerica Park in Detroit
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Friday night, the San Francisco Giants will take the field behind Jake Peavy (4 -13, 4.15 ERA) as they face the Detroit Tigers and Rick Porcello (15 - 9, 3.10 ERA). It will be the 28th start for Peavy and the 27th start and 28th appearance for Porcello.
Jake Peavy was masterful in his last outing and his performance led to a win for the veteran right-hander. Peavy tossed 7.2 innings of shutout ball and allowed just a hit and 3 walks while striking out 8. It was his best outing for the Giants since coming over from Boston in July. But Peavy is just 3 - 4 in his 7 San Francisco starts and 3 - 6 in his last 10 starts overall. Last season, Peavy started 23 games for the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox en route to a 12 - 5 record and a 4.17 ERA.
In 2013, Peavy won his only start against the Tigers despite allowing 4 runs and 4 hits (including 3 home runs) in 7 innings. Earlier this season, Peavy lost to Detroit after giving up 5 runs and 11 hits in 6 innings.
Rick Porcello was lit up in his last start and the loss ended his 2 game win streak. In 6.2 innings, Porcello gave up 6 runs and 11 hits while walking a batter and striking out 7. Porcello has only had a few bad outings in his last 10 appearances but he is just 4 - 4 in those 10 outings. In 2013, Porcello went 13 - 8 with a 4.32 ERA in 29 starts and 3 relief appearances.
Porcello didn't face the Giants last season and he has only seen 6 of the San Francisco hitters before. Those 6 Giants are batting .308 against Porcello with 8 hits and 2 RBIs in 26 at-bats.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 66-66-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.4
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 71-62-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
09/03/14 1B Michael Morse Hip questionable
08/08/14 1B Brandon Belt Concussion 15-day DL (8/7)
08/05/14 P Matt Cain Elbow 15-day DL (7/11), out for season
07/26/14 SS Ehire Adrianza Hamstring 60-day DL (7/25)
07/26/14 C Hector Sanchez Concussion 60-day DL (8/10)
07/26/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 60-day DL (7/25)
09/02/14 P Drew VerHagen Back 60-day DL (7/15)
08/10/14 P Anibal Sanchez Pectoral 15-day DL (8/9)
08/10/14 P Joakim Soria Oblique 15-day DL (8/10)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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