Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/21/14
San Francisco Giants (43-30) at Arizona Diamondbacks (32-45)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Chase Field)
Ryan Vogelsong (R) (4-3) (3.938) vs. Brandon McCarthy (R) (1-9) (5.185)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -105 / San Francisco Giants -105 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Arizona, CSN-Bay
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Francisco Giants face off on Saturday in Arizona for game two of their series.
The Arizona Diamondbacks got out ahead on Friday Night and never looked back as they defeated the Giants. Paul Goldschmidt and Aaron Hill each had two hits and Chris Owings had a hit as the Diamondbacks scored four runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Josh Collmenter allowed four hits and a run while striking out four over 5.0 innings to get the win to go to 5-4 for the season and Addison Reed earned his 17th save. For Sunday’s game the Diamondbacks start Brandon McCarthy who has lost his last four decisions. For the season McCarthy has allowed 107 hits and 53 earned runs while striking out 78 over 92 innings for a 1-9 record and a 5.18 ERA.
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The San Francisco Giants scored first on Friday but it wasn’t good enough to get the win in Arizona. Buster Posey had two hits and Pablo Sandoval and Hector Sanchez each had hits as the Giants scored one run on five hits. Starting pitcher Tim Lincecum allowed seven hits and four earned runs while striking out just one over 6.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 5-5 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Giants start Ryan Vogelsong who has won three of his last four decisions. For the season Vogelsong has allowed 81 hits and 35 earned runs while striking out 68 over 80 innings for a 4-3 record and a 3.94 ERA.
Arizona is 4-7 in their last 11 games, 10-3 against the NL West, and 5-22 in McCarthy’s last 27 starts. San Francisco is 0-7 in their last seven games, 1-4 as an underdog, and 7-3 in Vogelsong’s last 10 starts. San Francisco is 14-6 in their last 20 games in Arizona.
Expect runs to be scored here in bunches making the over the play in this one. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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