Major League Baseball on Tuesday night and I will have a Free Pick in the game between the Seattle Mariners and the San Francisco Giants, which will be played at AT&T Park in San Francisco. First pitch is scheduled for a 3:45 PM (Eastern) start time and the game will be televised on the locally.
San Francisco -117
Over/ Under: 7 O -125
This is game 2 of a 4 game series between these Interleague League foes.The Mariners took game 1 behind some solid pitching from Taijuan Walker. The Mariners have been a rather average team of late and are 8 games behind the Houston Astros for first place in the AL West. The Giants have now lost 5 games in a row and are currently 3.5 games behind the LA Dodgers in the NL West. The Mariners rank 29th in scoring (3.43 rpg), while on the mound they are 15th in ERA (3.85). The Giants rank 20th in scoring (4.03 rpg), while on the mound they are 10th in ERA (3.74).
Trend for this game include: Seattle has gone 8-3 in their last 11 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5, but just 3-8 in their last 11 interleague road games vs. a right-handed starter and 3-9 in their last 12 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game. The Giants have gone 14-3 in their last 17 home games vs. a left-handed starter and 41-17 in their last 58 interleague home games, but 0-9 in their last 9 home games.
Getting the ball for Seattle today will be J.A. Happ, who is 3-2 with a 3.72 ERA in 12 starts this year, while on the road he has gone 1-1 with a 6.14 ERA in 6 starts. Happ is 0-3 with a 7.63 ERA, but has hasn't faced them since 2012.
Taking the hill for the Giants today will be Tim Lincecum, who is 6-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 12 starts this year, while at home he has gone 4-2 with a 1.98 ERA in 6 starts. Tim has faced the Mariners just once in his career and he is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in that start.
Pick: I will go with the Giants to finally end their losing ways at home. Tim Lincecum has pitched very well this year, especially at home, while Happ has struggled on the road, plus Happ also has horrible numbers in his career vs the Giants. I look for a bounceback game from the Giants tonight.
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