San Francisco Giants at St Louis Cardinals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/30/2014
Saturday, May 31, 1:15 PM on CSBy, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
San Francisco Giants - Cain, M (1-3) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Wacha, M (3-3)
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Right-hander Matt Cain will be on the mound for the San Francisco Giants on Saturday afternoon and will face Michael Wacha of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Matt Cain was pulled early in his start against the Colorado Rockies last week because he had an issue with his leg. He threw just 36 pitches in three innings in that outing before he was pulled, which was a shame for him because he was perfect through three with three strikeouts. He has a 1-3 record on the year, but he also has a solid 3.66 ERA and has given up just 40 hits in 46.2 innings.
Matt Holliday has hit three home runs off of Cain in his career, but he is just 8-for-43 overall against him with 12 strikeouts. Outfielder Jon Jay doesn't have an extra-base hit against Cain yet, but he is 6-for-11 against him.
22-year-old Michael Wacha made his 11th start of the season on Monday against the New York Yankees and ended up with a no decision after giving up three earned runs in seven innings of work. He allowed just four hits in that start and walked two while striking out three. Wacha has a fantastic 2.76 ERA through 67.1 innings this year and has struck out 68 batters.
This will be the first time that any of the Yankees' hitters will face Wacha.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 23-28-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.9
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 24-26-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
05/22/14 P Santiago Casilla Hamstring 15-day DL (5/22)
05/10/14 1B Brandon Belt Finger 15-day DL (5/10)
03/28/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 60-day DL (3/21)
St Louis Cardinals
05/29/14 1B Matt Adams Calf questionable
05/24/14 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 15-day DL (5/24)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
04/17/14 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 15-day DL (4/17)
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis
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