San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/6/2014
Wednesday, May 7, 12:35 PM on CSBy, ROOT
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
San Francisco Giants - Lincecum, T (2-1) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - Cole, G (2-2)
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Tim Lincecum will take the mound for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, May 7, as he tries to pick up his third win of the season. Lincecum and the Giants will be facing the Pittsburgh Pirates, who will have Gerritt Cole on the mound looking for his third win as well.
In his last start, Tim Lincecum faced the Atlanta Braves and earned the win. Lincecum pitched a solid game, going 6 innings and only giving up six hits and one earned run. He struck out 4 batters while giving up three walks. For the season, Lincecum is sitting with a 5.12 ERA which is far above his career ERA of 3.50. However, pitching like he did against the Braves will keep that ERA dropping.
Lincecum has faced Andrew McCutchen 16 times and only given up two hits with one of those being a double and one being a home run. However, the Pirates’ star is only batting .125 against Lincecum.
The last time Cole took the mound he faced the Toronto Blue Jays in a game where he got the no decision. This wasn’t one of Coles better games as he pitched just 5 innings, giving up 7 hits and 4 earned runs with a home run. He struck out 6 and walked one. The offense was able to pick up the slack and save Cole from getting the loss in this one. Cole is sitting at a 3.69 ERA for the season and he'll hope to lower that number when he faces the Giants.
The Giants are hitting .200 as a team against Cole. None of these hits went for extra bases so this may be a great opportunity for Cole to add another win to his total on the season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 14-16-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.8
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 14-15-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
05/04/14 P Matt Cain Finger 15-day DL (4/24)
04/22/14 P David Huff Quad 15-day DL (4/22)
03/28/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 15-day DL (3/21)
05/04/14 P Stolmy Pimentel Shoulder 15-day DL (5/2)
04/26/14 P Jason Grilli Oblique 15-day DL (4/21)
04/26/14 C Russell Martin Hamstring 15-day DL (4/26)
04/23/14 P Wandy Rodriguez Knee 15-day DL (4/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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