San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/29/14
Cincinnati Reds (42-38) at San Francisco Giants (46-35)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 4:05 pm (AT&T Park)
Homer Bailey (R) (7-4) (4.798) vs. Tim Hudson (R) (7-4) (2.607)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -135 / Cincinnati Reds +125 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, FS-Ohio
The San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds face off on Sunday at AT&T Park as they close out their series.
The San Francisco Giants lead in the National League West has dwindled down to next to nothing as they lost to the Reds while the Dodgers beat the Cardinals. Gregor Blanco and Joe Panik each had two hits and Hunter Pence and Buster Posey had hits as the Giants scored three runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Matt Cain allowed six hits and struck out four over 7.0 scoreless innings but he got a no decision as Sergio Romo blew the save and Javier Lopez took the loss to fall to 1-1 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Giants start Tim Hudson who has lost his last two starts. For the season Hudson has allowed 95 hits and 29 earned runs while striking out 64 over 99.2 innings for a 7-4 record and a 2.62 ERA.
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The Cincinnati Reds continued their climb up the NL Central standings as they beat the Giants for the third day in a row on Saturday. Billy Hamilton had three hits, Brandon Phillips hot a home run, and Jay Bruce and Zack Cozart each had two hits the Reds scored seven runs on 12 hits. Starting pitcher Alfredo Simon allowed three hits and a run while striking out four over 7.0 innings to not get a decision as Aroldis Chapman blew the save and Jonathan Broxton got the win to go to 4-0 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Reds start Homer Bailey who took the loss in his last start. For the season Bailey allowed 106 hits and 51 earned runs while striking out 87 over 95.2 innings for a 7-4 record and a 4.80 ERA.
San Francisco is 1-6 in their last seven games, 1-9 in their last 10 home games, and 10-4 in Hudson’s last 14 starts. Cincinnati is 5-0 in their last five games, 5-0 as a road underdog, and 5-2 in Bailey’s last seven starts. Cincinnati is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings of these two.
I went with Hudson the last time he pitched with my thoughts being he would end the Giants skid and he didn’t and this time I see the Giants not playing well enough to win here.
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