San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs Pick-Odds-Prediction - 5/27/14
Chicago Cubs (18-30) at San Francisco Giants (32-18)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
Jake Arrieta (R) (1-0) (2.328) vs. Tim Hudson (R) (4-2) (2.088)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -173 / Chicago Cubs +163 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, CSN-Chicago
The Chicago Cubs shoot for consecutive victories at AT&T Park versus the San Francisco Giants.
The Cubs have been very competitive over the last week or so with wins in six of nine after an 8-4 victory at San Francisco in their series opener. The rare offense gave ace Jeff Samardzija his first win of 2014 as he was charged with all four runs (three earned) on six hits over six frames while striking out ten. The Cubs pounded out 13 hits and walked twice with Darwin Barney smacking a two run single while Nate Schierholtz connected on his first long ball of the season. Chicago sends Jake Arrieta to the bump who is searching for his second win when he faces the Giants on Tuesday. Arrieta looks to build on a 5-1 decision over San Diego where he allowed the lone run in six innings.
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Baseball is a game where the worse team can and will beat the best and we saw that scenario unfold Monday as San Francisco took one on the chin as their four game winning streak halted. Yusmeiro Petit was hit hard with four runs plated on six hits over five frames before David Huff was tagged for four more runs on seven hits in only 1.1 innings. The San Francisco offense is fully capable of scoring in bunches but not on this day with six hits and 13 strikeouts hurting the attack. Pablo Sandoval going deep and driving in three while Brandon Crawford singled in another. Veteran Tim Hudson takes the ball Tuesday with the task of evening the series with the Cubs. Hudson is coming in off of a rain shortened three inning stint at Colorado with a run allowed.
On paper the Giants seem to have an advantage but Arrieta has shown the ability to shutdown opponents and could give the Giants a hard time. Small play on San Francisco is as far as I would go...