Atlanta Braves (23-24) at San Francisco Giants (29-20)
|Date & Time||Friday May 29, 2015, 10:15 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Francisco Giants -168 / Atlanta Braves +158 --- Over/Under: 7
The San Francisco Giants and the Atlanta Braves face off on Friday at AT&T Park for game two of their MLB series.
The San Francisco Giants continued their strong play and gained another half of a game on the idle Dodgers in the NL West standings as they beat the Braves on Thursday. Brandon Belt had two hits including a home run and Norichika Aoki, Brandon Crawford, and Angel Pagan each had two hits as the Giants scored seven runs on 12 hits. Starting pitcher Christopher Heston allowed four hits and struck out six over 7.0 scoreless innings to get the win to go to 5-3 for the season. For Friday’s game the Giants start Tim Hudson who has allowed 61 hits and 31 earned runs while striking out 26 over 55.1 innings for a 2-4 record and a 5.04 ERA.
The Atlanta Braves dropped a game below .500 as they lost to the Giants on Thursday. Jac Peterson, Freddie Freeman, and Juan Uribe each had hits as the Braves failed to score on four hits. Starting pitcher Shelby Miller allowed five hits and a run while striking out one over 7.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 5-2 for the season. For Friday’s game the Braves start Michael Foltynewicz who has allowed 30 hits and 14 earned runs while striking out 30 over 29.2 innings for a 3-1 record and a 4.25 ERA.
San Francisco is 10-1 in game two of a series, 20-7 in their last 27 games, and 1-5 in Hudson’s last six starts as a favorite. Atlanta is 5-2 against a right-handed starter, 2-8 against a team with a winning record, and 2-12 against the NL West. Atlanta is 1-6 in the last seven meetings of these two.
Hudson’s numbers haven’t been the best but the Giants are playing better baseball and they are the play here.