San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 9/7/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/6/2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Comerica Park in Detroit
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Sunday night, Tim Hudson (9 - 9, 3.08 ERA) takes the mound for the San Francisco Giants as they take on Kyle Lobstein (0 - 0, 3.18 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers. It will be Hudson's 28th start and Lobstein's 3rd start and 4th appearance.
Tim Hudson escaped with a no-decision in his last start despite a fairly rough outing. Hudson gave up 6 runs and 7 hits in just 5 innings. He struck out 5 while walking 1. Hudson hasn't been that great his last few times on the mound and his 2 - 4 record in his last 10 starts illustrates that point. In 2013, Hudson posted a record of 8 - 7 with a 3.97 ERA in 21 starts for the Atlanta Braves.
Hudson didn't face the Tigers last season but he has seen some of the Detroit hitters before. Miguel Cabrera is 12 of 28 (.429) against Hudson with a double, triple and an RBI.
Kyle Lobstein is still looking for his first decision of any kind after pitching to his 3rd no-decision in his last appearance. Lobstein allowed 2 runs and 5 hits (including a homer) in 5.1 innings. He struck out 10 while walking 3. Before getting the call to Detroit, Lobstein was at Triple-A Toledo where he compiled a 9 - 11 record with a 4.07 ERA in 25 starts and a relief appearance.
Lobstein has no experience against the Giants and will need all the help that the scouting report and the rest of the pitching staff can offer if he is going to get past San Francisco.
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 72-62-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
09/05/14 1B Michael Morse Oblique questionable
09/04/14 CF Angel Pagan Back probable Friday vs. Detroit Tigers
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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