San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 7/20/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/19/2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014, 1:10 PM on CSBy, FSFL
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
San Francisco Giants - Lincecum, T (9-5) vs. Miami Marlins - Hand, B (0-2)
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Sunday afternoon, Tim Lincecum gets the call for the San Francisco Giants as they take on Brad Hand and the Miami Marlins. Lincecum makes his 20 th start as Hand makes his 6th start and 20th appearance.
Tim Lincecum picked up his 4th straight victory in his last outing and that boosted his record to 9 - 5 with a 3.66 ERA. In the win, Lincecum hurled 7 innings of scoreless ball and allowed 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6. Lincecum is pitching well and should have no problem improving on last season's 10 - 14 record and 4.37 ERA in 32 starts.
In 2013, Lincecum didn't get the decision in his only start against the Marlins after allowing 3 runs on 4 hits in 7 innings of work. This season, Lincecum lost to the Marlins after giving up 3 runs and 7 hits in 6 innings.
Brad Hand took the loss in his last start and that lowered his record to 0 - 2 with a save and a 5.26 ERA. In the loss, Hand allowed 3 runs and 6 hits in 4 innings with 2 walks and a strikeout. Hand's day was cut short by a right shin injury but he should be well enough to make the start. Last season, Hand was 1 - 1 with a 3.05 ERA in 2 starts and 5 relief appearances.
In 2013, Hand didn't face the Giants but he has seen some action against them this season. In 2 relief appearances, Hand has pitched 1.2 innings of work and allowed just 2 walks while striking out 2.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 46-44-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.2
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 54-34-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami Marlins is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
06/25/14 CF Angel Pagan Back 15-day DL (6/16)
07/05/14 2B Derek Dietrich Wrist 15-day DL (7/2)
07/03/14 P A.J. Ramos Shoulder 15-day DL (6/27)
06/22/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (6/20)
05/28/14 P Carter Capps Elbow 60-day DL (5/26)
05/13/14 P Jose Fernandez Elbow 15-day DL (5/10), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take San Francisco
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