Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants - 4/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (100-79) at Arizona Diamondbacks (64-98)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 6, 2015 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
M Bumgarner (0-0) (0.00) vs. J Collmenter (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +120 / San Francisco Giants -140 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, FS-Arizona
The World Champion San Francisco Giants begin 2015 on the road with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
By this time we should know that when the San Francisco Giants get to the postseason they go all the way. The lineup looks solid once again with the noticeable loss of Pablo Sandoval. When I say solid we are looking at an offense that does not strikeout a lot and isn’t loaded with power but does hit the ball to all fields so opposing defenses have to be on their toes because the ball will be put in to play. The once feared rotation is no more and that is a concern with ace Madison Bumgarner the only real know. Matt Cain is coming off of an injury and veteran Tim Hudson had ankle surgery while Tim Lincecum’s days as a Cy Young contender are no more. The Wild Card might be what Ryan Vogelsong does or doesn’t do. Lefty Madison Bumgarner gets the call to the mound Monday after going 18-10 with a 2.98 ERA in 2014.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks had high hopes heading in to 2014 but it was never meant to be with dismal 64-98 season in which they were never a factor with an awful start ending their year very early. The Diamondbacks strength will be the one, two punch of Mark Trumbo and Paul Goldschmidt provided they avoid the injury bug and stay on the field for at least 150+ games. Both guys have plenty of pop and the Snakes could certainly benefit from the long ball after smacking just 118 homers a year ago. Most experts claim Yasmany Tomas has plenty of potential in the power department but we will see soon enough. The unknown is the rotation with no real number one to hand the ball to every five days with Jeremy Hellickson, Josh Collmenter and Chase Anderson leading the top of the rotation. Josh Collmenter takes the ball in game one after going 11-9 with a 3.46 ERA for the Snakes last year.
For San Francisco the Giants are 14-5 in their last 19 overall and 14-5 in their last 19 games on grass with the over is 8-3 in San Francisco's last 11 overall. For Arizona the Diamondbacks are 15-36 in their last 51 games as an underdog and 5-12 in their last 17 Mon. games while going 16-37 in their last 53 overall. Head to head San Francisco are 18-6 in the last 24 meetings in Arizona with the under going 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
Going with the world champs but Collmenter has thrown well in this match up…