San Francisco Giants vs. Cleveland Indians - 7/18/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (47-43) at San Francisco Giants (35-58)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
Mike Clevinger (5-3) (3.00) vs. Ty Blach (6-5) (4.60)
The Line: San Francisco Giants +129 / Cleveland Indians -139 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: STOH, NSBA
Down at AT&T Park on Tuesday, the Cleveland Indians and the San Francisco Giants will be continuing their MLB series.
In the Monday opener, Cleveland scored twice in the fifth inning on the way to a 5-3 win.
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For Tuesday’s game, the Indians will be bringing out RHP Mike Clevinger for the start. In his 60.0 innings and 5-3 record this year, Clevinger has a 3.00 ERA with 66 Ks and 31 BBs.
The Indians have some interesting bats this year. Coming into this set, Jose Ramirez brought 111 hits, 62 runs, 17 homers and 48 RBI, while Francisco Lindor brought 93 hits, 50 runs, 14 homers and 43 RBI. On Monday, Lindor slapped three hits with two RBI, and Ramirez had a hit and a run.
Over on the Giants’ side, they’re rolling with Ty Blach on Tuesday. In his 6-5 record and 92.0 innings this year, the lefty Blach has a 4.60 ERA with 43 Ks and 21 BBs.
The Giants have some solid hitters as well. Buster Posey brought 94 hits, 39 runs, 11 homers and 37 RBI into this series, while Joe Panik had 86 hits, 38 runs and 29 RBI. In Monday’s game, Posey had a hit and a run; Panik did as well.
The Indians are 3-9 in their last 12 during game two of a series, and 0-5 in their last five Tuesday games. Cleveland is also 5-1 in Clevinger’s last six road starts and 4-1 in Clevinger’s last five starts overall.
Meanwhile, the Giants are 4-9 in their last 13 during game two of a series, and 3-8 in their last 11 Tuesday games. San Francisco is also 5-2 in Blach’s last seven starts following a quality start in his last appearance, and the under is 4-1 in the Giants’ last five Tuesday games.
Clevinger has been pretty rock-solid over his last several starts. In his last three outings combined, he’s got just two earned on seven hits over 18.0 innings. As for Blach, he coughed up seven earned in 3.0 innings versus the Mets but has given up just four earned in 12.1 innings in his last pair of starts. All things considered, though, I just can’t pick against Clevinger right now so I’ll take the Indians.