San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 7/7/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/6/2014
Monday, July 7, 2014, 10:05 PM on KNTV, CSCA
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California
San Francisco Giants - Vogelsong, R (5-5) vs. Oakland Athletics - Chavez, J (6-5)
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San Francisco Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong will want to end his two-game losing streak on Monday night when he goes head-to-head with Oakland Athletics right-hander Jesse Chavez.
Ryan Vogelsong had a decent game against the St. Louis Cardinals last Tuesday, but he ended up taking the loss because the Giants' offense couldn't score a run in that game. He went seven innings in that outing and gave up just two runs on six hits while walking on and striking out eight. Vogelsong has been able to strike out 86 batters in 98 innings this year, but he has also given up 97 hits.
A's infielder Alberto Callaspo has two hits in his three at-bats against Vogelsong with a double and a strikeout, while veteran Coco Crisp is hitless against him in three at-bats.
Jesse Chavez had one of his worst starts of the year last week against the Detroit Tigers and ended up with his fifth loss of the season. In five innings of work that day, he gave up five earned runs on eight hits while walking four batters and striking out five. He now has a 6-5 record with a 3.23 ERA and he has 92 strikeouts in 103 innings.
Giants outfielder Hunter Pence has one hit in three at-bats against Chavez with a double and an RBI, while Pablo Sandoval is 2-for-2 against him with an RBI.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 42-40-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.3
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 42-38-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.5
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
06/25/14 CF Angel Pagan Back 15-day DL (6/16)
03/28/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 60-day DL (3/21)
07/04/14 3B Josh Donaldson Back questionable
06/29/14 RF Josh Reddick Knee 15-day DL (6/26)
06/24/14 1B Kyle Blanks Calf 15-day DL (6/23)
06/17/14 P Drew Pomeranz Hand 15-day DL (6/16)
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 60-day DL (3/28)
03/30/14 P A.J. Griffin Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Fernando Rodriguez Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Oakland
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