San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals 10/28/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 10/27/2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City
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After picking up the win on Sunday night, Jake Peavy and the San Francisco Giants will be looking to win the World Series when they face Yordano Ventura and the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
In Game 2 last Wednesday, Jake Peavy took the loss after giving up four runs in five innings of work. He allowed six base hits in that outing while walking two batters and striking out one. He is now 1-1 in three starts this postseason with a 3.68 ERA and he has walked eight batters in his 14.2 innings of work.
Royals slugger Billy Butler is now 15-for-35 versus Peavy in his career with a double, three home runs and nine RBI. Eric Hosmer has also hit a home run off of the right-hander, but he is just 4-for-22 overall against him with five walks and four strikeouts.
Yordano Ventura made his first World Series start in Game 2 and finished with a no decision. He pitched 5.1 innings in that game and gave up two runs on eight hits while striking out two and walking zero. He now has a 4.42 ERA this postseason in three starts and one appearance out of the bullpen.
In Game 2, Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco had three at-bats against Ventura and hit a solo home run off of him. First baseman Brandon Belt was 1-for-2 against him with an RBI double and a strikeout.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 79-85-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.2
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 83-81-10 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
08/14/14 P Scott Downs Neck 15-day DL (8/3)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Kansas City Royals
09/20/14 CF Angel Pagan Back out for season
08/05/14 P Matt Cain Elbow 15-day DL (7/11), out for season
07/26/14 C Hector Sanchez Concussion 60-day DL (8/10)
07/26/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 60-day DL (7/25)
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas City
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