Boston Red Sox vs. San Francisco Giants - 7/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (57-36) at Boston Red Sox (51-39)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
J Peavy (5-7) (5.09) vs. R Porcello (11-2) (3.66)
The Line: Boston Red Sox TBA/ San Francisco Giants TBA --- Over/Under: TBA See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, TSBA
Coming up on Tuesday from the world-famous Fenway Park, the MLB is bringing us the opener of a quick set between the San Francisco Giants and the Boston Red Sox.
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The Giants are fresh off a weekend tilt against the Padres. San Francisco got swept in that one by a combined six runs.
As for the Red Sox, they just finished up against the rival Yankees. Boston won the first two games, but dropped Sunday’s finale 3-1.
For Tuesday’s matchup, the Giants will be rolling out right-hander Jake Peavey. In his 18 starts and 5-7 record this year, Peavey has posted a 5.09 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP in 93.2 innings. Peavey was pulled after 4.1 innings in his last start against the Diamondbacks, giving up seven hits and two earned.
At the plate, there are a few notable San Francisco hitters. Brandon Belt sits atop the heap on 92 hits with 46 runs, 10 homers and 47 RBI. Buster Posey has hit 88 times with 53 runs, 12 homers and 44 RBI. Brandon Crawford holds 87 hits with 38 runs, nine homers and a team-high 61 RBI thus far.
Over on the Red Sox side, we’ll be getting another look at RHP Rick Porcello on Tuesday. In 18 starts and an 11-2 record, Porcello has produced a 3.66 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP in 113 innings. Porcello lasted seven innings in his last start against the Rays, giving up six hits and just one earned for a victory.
Boston has some great bats in their lineup. Mookie Betts has put up 120 hits to lead the team alongside 75 runs, 18 homers and 59 RBI. Xander Bogaerts holds 118 hits with 66 runs, 11 homers and 59 RBI as well. Dustin Pedroia has hit 108 times with 57 runs and 38 RBI so far.
The Giants are 4-0 in their last four against the American League East, and 6-1 in their last seven interleague road games. San Francisco is also 40-18 in their last 58 overall and 5-1 in Peavy’s last six starts.
As for the Red Sox, they’re 6-1 in their last seven overall and 9-3 in their last 12 interleague games. Boston is also 5-0 in Porcello’s last five starts and 4-0 in Porcello’s last four starts on grass.
I don’t see any reason to pick against the Red Sox here, so I won’t. I’ll take Boston and Porcello all the way.