San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 6/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (27-24) at San Francisco Giants (30-23)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
A Burnett (5-1) (1.81) vs. C Heston (5-3) (3.82)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -107 / Pittsburgh Pirates -103 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, ROOT-Pittsburgh, MLB TV
The San Francisco Giants and the Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Tuesday at AT&T Park for game two of their MLB series.
The San Francisco Giants fell to 1.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West as they lost to the Pirates in San Francisco on Monday. Norichika Aoki and Joe Panik each had two hits and Hunter Pence had a hit as the Giants scored three runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong allowed five hits and four runs while striking out five over 6.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 4-3 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Giants start Christopher Hudson who has allowed 63 hits and 26 earned runs while striking out 49 over 61.1 innings for a 5-3 record and a 3.82 ERA.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates gained ground on the Cardinals in the NL Central as they beat the Giants on Monday. Chris Stewart had three hits and Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker each had hits and drove in two runs as the Pirates scored four runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Gerit Cole allowed five hits and two unearned runs while striking out nine over 7.0 innings to get the win and go to 8-2 for the season and Mark Melancon earned his 14th save. For Tuesday’s game the Pirates start A.J. Burnett who ha allowed 55 hits and 13 earned runs while striking out 59 over 64.2 innings for a 5-1 record and a 1.81 ERA.
San Francisco is 6-0 in Tuesday games, 13-6 in their last 19 games, and 4-0 in Heston’s last four starts. Pittsburgh is 10-2 in their last 12 games, 7-2 against the NL West, and 5-0 in Burnett’s last five starts. Pittsburgh is 6-2 in their last eight games against San Francisco.
Both of these teams have been red hot and I have to believe the Giants bounce back here.