San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pick-Odds-Prediction - 7/30/14
Pittsburgh Pirates (56-49) at San Francisco Giants (57-49)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 3:45 pm (AT&T Park)
Charlie Morton (R) (5-10) (3.401) vs. Tim Lincecum (R) (9-7) (3.981)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -113 / Pittsburgh Pirates +103 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants look to begin a long hot streak beginning with the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday.
The Pirates are chasing St Louis for the second spot in the National League Central and need to avoid losing streaks at all costs. The Buccos have tended to win a few and lose a few which won't help them secure a spot in the postseason. However it's been so far, so good in San Francisco with a 3-1 decision giving Pitt consecutive victories. Starter Francisco Liriano was strong once again with the lone run scored in seven frames with a two run homer from Travis Snider and solo blast from Josh Harrison providing enough offense. The Pirates hand the ball to Charlie Morton for game two of their series at San Francisco Wednesday. Morton has pitched better then his 3.40 ERA indicates as he has posted a strong 3.40 ERA.
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The Giants have dropped four in a row after a series opening loss to the visiting Pirates where both the pitching and hitting have struggled to get on the same page. Make that five straight after Tuesday's defeat which squandered a solid performance from Tim Hudson who was charged with all three runs on a pair of long balls over seven innings. The San Francisco offense mustered six hits with Michael Morse providing the scoring when he clubbed homerun number 15. San Francisco turns to Tim Lincecum on the hill to face Pittsburgh for the second time in 2014. Lincecum looks to improve from his last start versus the Dodgers where he gave up six runs over 4.1 innings of an 8-1 defeat.
If you asked me which pitcher I wanted on my team I would probably go with Lincecum and my gut says the Giants might get one here but I'd rather take a shot at the plus money on the team playing better or look elsewhere...