Phillies vs. Giants - 6/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (30-25) at Philadelphia Phillies (21-33)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 5, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
T Lincecum (5-3) (3.00) vs. J Williams (3-5) (5.49)
TV: CSN-BAY, NBC-10
The San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies begin a three-game series Friday night.
The San Francisco Giants look for a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Giants have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Giants have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Nori Aoki leads with 65 hits and 15 RBI while Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt have combined for 61 RBI. The San Francisco Giants have won five of their last seven road games. Tim Lincecum gets the nod, and he’s 5-3 with a 3.00 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Lincecum is 6-3 with a 3.29 ERA and 86 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
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The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after losing five of their last six games. The Phillies have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Phillies have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Ben Revere leads Philly with 56 hits and 16 RBI while Ryan Howard and Chase Utley have combined for 49 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have split their last eight home games. Jerome Williams takes the hill, and he’s 3-5 with a 5.49 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Williams is 0-2 with a 4.35 ERA and two strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 5-1 in their last 6 games following an off day and 1-7 in Lincecums last 8 road starts. The Phillies are 7-3 in their last 10 home games and 1-6 in Williams' last 7 starts. The Giants are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Philadelphia and 7-2 in the last 9 meetings overall.
I don't have much faith in Williams. So, while the Giants are in a funk right now, I'll gladly take Lincecum on the road.