San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 7/4/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/3/2014
Friday, July 4, 6:40 PM on CSBy, FSSD
PETCO Park, San Diego, California
San Francisco Giants - Cain, M (1-6) vs. San Diego Padres - Stults, E (2-11)
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San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain will try to win his first game since the middle of May on Friday when he faces off against San Diego Padres starter Eric Stults, who has lost six consecutive starts.
Matt Cain had his best start in a while against the Cincinnati Reds last Saturday, but he had to settle for the no decision in a game the Reds ended up winning 7-3. Cain pitched seven scoreless innings in that start and allowed just six hits while striking out four batters and walking two. Through 13 starts, he is 1-6 with a 4.38 ERA and his strikeout rate is the lowest it has been since way back in his rookie season.
Padres outfielder Seth Smith has just three hits in 32 at-bats against Cain in his career with five strikeouts. Chris Denorfia is 5-for-13 against the right-hander with a double and a triple.
Eric Stults picked up his league-leading 11th loss of the year last Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks in San Diego. He pitched 5.1 innings in that start and gave up three runs (two earned) on three hits while walking three and striking out two. Stults now has a 2-11 record, but a lot of those losses were caused by the lack of run production from the Padres' offense.
Giants outfielder Hunter Pence is 9-for-30 against Stults with a double, three home runs and nine RBI in his career.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 41-39-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.4
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 26-54-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Diego Padres is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
07/01/14 1B Brandon Belt Thumb questionable
06/25/14 CF Angel Pagan Back 15-day DL (6/16)
03/28/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 60-day DL (3/21)
San Diego Padres
07/02/14 SS Everth Cabrera Hamstring questionable
06/26/14 P Andrew Cashner Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
06/26/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/19/14 1B Yonder Alonso Wrist 15-day DL (6/17)
06/15/14 P Nick Vincent Shoulder 15-day DL (6/12)
06/14/14 P Troy Patton Shoulder 15-day DL (6/14)
06/06/14 2B Jedd Gyorko Foot 15-day DL (6/4)
05/22/14 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (5/18)
03/28/14 P Cory Luebke Elbow 60-day DL (3/7)
03/28/14 P Joe Wieland Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Josh Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (3/21); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take San Deigo
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