San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 9/6/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/5/2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Comerica Park in Detroit
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Saturday afternoon, Madison Bumgarner (16 - 9, 2.67 ERA) gets the call for the San Francisco Giants as they face David Price (13 - 10, 3.25 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers. Both pitchers will be making their 30th starts of the season.
Madison Bumgarner pitched to a 3rd straight victory in his last outing. In the win, Bumgarner surrendered just a run on 5 hits in 6 innings. He walked a batter and struck out 7. The last few times out, Bumgarner has been nothing short of brilliant as he compiled a 7 - 2 record in his last 10 outings. In 2013, Bumgarner posted a record of 13 - 9 with a 2.77 ERA in 31 starts.
Bumgarner didn't face the Tigers last season and he has only seen 4 of the Detroit hitters before. Those 4 Tigers are batting just .190 against Bumgarner with 4 hits, a homer and 4 RBIs in 25 at-bats.
David Price ended a two game slide with a victory his last time out. In 7 innings of work, Price gave up just a run on 8 hits while walking 2 and striking out 8. Since joining the Tigers, Price hasn't been as dominant as expected. He is just 2 - 2 in 6 starts for Detroit. He is 5 -3 in his last 10 outings. Last season, Price went 10 - 8 with a 3.33 ERA in 27 starts for the Tampa Bay Rays.
In 2013, Price dominated the Giants in his only start against them. He got the win after holding San Francisco to a run and 5 hits over 9 innings. The Giants are batting .167 against Price with 10 hits, 2 homers and 4 RBIs in 60 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
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit
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