San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/4/2014
Monday, May 5, 7:05 PM on CSBy, ROOT
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
San Francisco Giants - Cain, M (0-3) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - Locke, J (0-0)
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Monday night, Matt Cain will take the hill for the San Francisco Giants as they take on Jeff Locke and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cain will make his 6th start of the season despite a minor thumb injury as Locke makes his 1st.
Matt Cain was lucky to escape without another loss in his last start after giving up 7 runs on 10 hits (including 2 home runs) in 6 innings while walking 3 and striking out 4. Without the decision, Cain’s record stood at 0 - 3 and his ERA went up to 4.35. Last season, Cain was 8 – 10 with a 4.00 ERA in 30 starts.
In 2013, Cain was 1 - 0 with a 2.70 ERA in 2 starts against the Pirates. Cain has handled the Pittsburgh lineup well in his career and they are batting just .190 against him.
Jeff Locke gets the call-up from Pittsburgh’s Triple-A affiliate to make the start Monday night. His season in the minors hasn’t been that great so far and that could factor into his performance against the Giants. Last year, Locke had a 10 – 7 record with an ERA of 3.52 in 30 starts with the Pirates.
In 2013, Locke didn’t get the decision in his only start against the Giants. His ERA was 6.75 after a 4 inning effort where he surrendered 3 runs on 5 hits in just 4 innings. San Francisco’s Marco Scutaro is 1 of 2 with 2 RBIs against Locke.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 14-14-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.7
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 12-15-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
04/29/14 P Matt Cain Finger questionable for next scheduled start Monday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
04/22/14 P David Huff Quad 15-day DL (4/22)
03/28/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 15-day DL (3/21)
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)
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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