San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers 8/5/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/4/2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 8:10 PM on CSBy, FSWI
Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
San Francisco Giants - Lincecum, T (9-7) vs. Milwaukee Brewers - Nelson, J (1-2)
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On Tuesday night, former Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum (9-7) will try to get over two straight rough starts when he and the San Francisco Giants go up against Jimmy Nelson (1-2) and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Tim Lincecum had his shortest start of the season last Wednesday when he was beaten by the Pittsburgh Pirates at home. He went just 3.1 innings in that game and allowed five runs on five base hits while striking out two and walking three. His ERA is now up to 4.21 on the year, but he has still only given up 116 hits in 128.1 innings.
Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has seven hits in 21 at-bats versus Lincecum with a double, two home runs and seven RBI. All-Star Carlos Gomez is just 1-for-11 against him with no walks and five strikeouts.
25-year-old Jimmy Nelson made his fourth start of the year last Sunday and was beaten by the New York Mets despite pitching seven solid innings. He allowed just two runs on five hits in that game and walked two batters while striking out six. In 23 innings this season, Nelson has 22 strikeouts and he has only given up two home runs.
All of the Phillies will be facing Nelson for the first time on Tuesday. So far this year, Nelson has held left-handed hitters to a .222 batting average against him.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 52-52-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.2
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 56-52-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
07/26/14 SS Ehire Adrianza Hamstring 15-day DL (7/25)
07/26/14 C Hector Sanchez Concussion 7-day DL (7/25)
07/26/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 15-day DL (7/25)
07/21/14 P Matt Cain Elbow 15-day DL (7/11)
06/25/14 CF Angel Pagan Back 15-day DL (6/16)
08/03/14 SS Jean Segura Quad questionable
08/03/14 P Matt Garza Oblique questionable
08/03/14 2B Scooter Gennett Quad "?"
07/18/14 3B Jeff Bianchi Elbow 15-day DL (7/13)
07/10/14 P Wei-Chung Wang Shoulder 15-day DL (7/9)
06/09/14 P Tyler Thornburg Elbow 60-day DL (6/7)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 60-day DL (5/2)
Josh's Pick: Take San Francisco
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