San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Free PIck 9/8/13
Arizona Diamondbacks (72-69) at San Francisco Giants (63-79)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 4:05 pm (AT&T Park)
Wade Miley (L) (9-10) (3.782) vs. Madison Bumgarner (L) (11-9) (2.912)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -142 / Arizona Diamondbacks +132 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks hope to take this series from the Giants on Sunday s the Diamondbacks face off against San Francisco in game four.
The San Francisco Giants fell to the Diamondbacks on Sunday 2-1. The Giants got a solid outing from Cain, who finished the day only allowing two runs through six and one thirds inning. The Giants did utilize their bullpen a lot on Saturday, using four different starters against the Dbacks. On the mound Sunday against Arizona will be Madison Bumgarner. Bumgarner has 12 career starts against Arizona, and has pitched very well against the Diamondbacks, owning a 4-4 record with a solid ERA of 3.07 and an impressive WHIP of 1.19. Bumgarner was solid against the Diamondbacks last time he faced them, despite earning a loss. Bumgarner went seven full innings, striking out six and allowing just one run off of five hits.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks enjoyed an outstanding outing from McCarthy on Saturday as the Diamondbacks starter lasted eight full innings, allowing just one run off of six hits. McCarthy was also incredibly efficient, striking out six Giants on the night while only issuing one walk. The Diamondbacks will be sending out lefty Wade Miley on Sunday against the Giants. Miley doesn’t have an impressive win/loss record against San Francisco, but the important stats (at least for us) are solid. Miley has a career ERA against the Giants of 3.51 and a WHIP of 1.29. Miley did struggle last time out against the Giants however, lasting just four innings and giving up two runs off of four hits, earning a loss.
There aren’t a ton of trends to go on here, but one that does (well, kind of) stick out is the fact that the Diamondbacks are 31-38 on the road this season, while the Giants are 34-36 at home.
I’ve got to go with the Giants here. San Francisco usually plays pretty well at home, and last time he faced them, Bumgarner was impressive against the Diamondbacks. There isn’t a ton of value here with the Giants as the price is a bit expensive, but I just don’t see much that gives me much confidence in backing the Diamondbacks.