St Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants 7/1/2014 Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/30/2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 10:15 PM on FSMW, CSBy
AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
St Louis Cardinals - Gonzales, M (0-0) vs. San Francisco Giants - Lincecum, T (6-5)
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On Tuesday night, Tim Lincecum will try to keep the momentum going from his no-hitter when he and the San Francisco Giants take on rookie Marco Gonzales and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Tim Lincecum had easily his best start of the year last week against the San Diego Padres when he was able to pitch his second-career no-hitter against their franchise. He struck out six batters in that great outing while coming just one walk away from his first perfect game. Lincecum is now 6-5 on the year with a 4.42 ERA, but his strikeout rate is down to 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings, which is the lowers strikeout rate of his career.
Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday has 10 hits in his 34 at-bats against Lincecum with two doubles and 11 strikeouts. Allen Craig is 1-for-2 against him and is the only player on the Cardinals who has hit a home run off of the veteran right-hander.
Left-hander Marco Gonzales made his first Major League start last week and ended up with a no decision despite giving up five earned runs to them in five innings of work. He allowed seven hits in that start while striking out three batters and walking two. He had a problem with his command in that game, but that's no surprising considering it was his first time on a big league mound.
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 32-45-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.2
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 41-38-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
St Louis Cardinals
06/26/14 2B Kolten Wong Shoulder out indefinitely
06/25/14 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 15-day DL (6/24)
06/23/14 P Michael Wacha Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
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 60-day DL (4/17)
San Francisco Giants
06/25/14 CF Angel Pagan Back 15-day DL (6/16)
03/28/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take San Francisco
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