San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/17/2014
Friday, April 18, 10:10 PM on CSBy, FSSD
PETCO Park, San Diego, California
San Francisco - Cain, M (0-2) vs. San Diego - Ross, T (1-2)
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Something's got to give when Matt Cain (0-2) goes up against the unlucky Tyson Ross (1-2) and the Padres. Giants fans who were whispering that Cain had lost his zip after giving up 5 runs in 6 innings to the Dodgers were immediately silenced as the 29-year-old allowed only 4 hits and 1 run to the Rockies, only to lose 0-1. Cain's ERA could definitely be better as it stands at 4.00 on the year but the Giants have scored just 6 runs in his 3 starts.
Cain hasn't faced the Padres yet this season and made only one start a year ago. The pitcher did not get a decision but gave up just 2 runs on 2 solo home runs while pitching 7 innings. The current San Diego lineup has had plenty of experience against Cain with 10 players having seen double-digit AB's but only have a combined .214 average to show for it.
Ross' season has emulated his career thus far in 2014. The 5th year player has given up 6 runs over 17.1 innings this season but has a 1-2 record to show for it. San Diego has already allowed 6 unearned runs in his starts while Ross has lowered his ERA to 3.12 in each of his 3 outings. A year ago Ross had a record of 3-8 between starting and the bullpen despite the fact his ERA was only 3.17 for the year.
Ross appeared against the Giants twice last year, starting one game and coming in from the bullpen in the other. He pitched 1.2 scoreless innings in relief in June while pitching 6 innings and allowing 3 runs in the season finale, failing to earn a decision in either game.
San Francisco Betting Trends
San Francisco is 11-4-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Francisco is +0.8
San Diego Betting Trends
San Diego is 4-11-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Diego is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
03/28/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 15-day DL (3/21)
04/17/14 3B Chase Headley Bicep questionable
03/30/14 LF Carlos Quentin Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
03/28/14 CF Cameron Maybin Bicep 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
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 15-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take San Diego
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