Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants - 4/1/14
San Francisco Giants (0-0) at Arizona Diamondbacks (0-2)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
Matt Cain (R) (0-0) (0.00) vs. Wade Miley (L) (0-1) (5.400)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -102 / San Francisco Giants -108 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks will play game two on Tuesday night. The Giants scored two runs in the ninth inning to win the game 9-8.
The Giants bullpen let them down in game one, allowing four earned runs, but the bats came out, including Brandon Belt and Buster Posey, two guys who hit a homerun in the matchup. In game two, veteran Matt Cain will get the start. Cain finished last season with an 8-10 record and a 4.00 ERA. The Giants are hoping Cain can return to form this season and get back to winning double-digit games. Bad news for the Diamondbacks is that Cain is 14-7 in his career with a 3.38 ERA when pitching against Arizona.
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The Diamondbacks also had an impressive day offensively, producing 16 hits in the loss. Miguel Montero came away with three hits and a homerun. Game two will feature Wade Miley, a four-year pitcher who already started a game earlier this year against the Dodgers. Miley lasted five innings, struck out eight batters and gave up three earned runs. Miley is 16-11 when pitching at home, but is just 1-3 against the Giants with a 3.31 ERA.
The Giants are 0-5 in Cains last 5 starts and 2-5 in Cains last 7 starts as a road favorite. The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in Mileys last 5 starts as an underdog and 1-5 in their last 6 home games. The Diamondbacks are 0-5 in Mileys last 5 starts vs. Giants, while the Giants are 11-5 in the last 16 meetings against the Diamondbacks overall.
It's tough to go against Cain in this matchup. When he's on, he's one of the toughest pitchers in baseball to beat and if the Giants can score just half of the runs they scored on Monday, they'll have no problem winning this game. Miley was shaky in his first start, which makes him a no play until he gets back on track.