night we have one hell of an interleague match up as perfect game Matt Cain and
the Giants take on the streaking LA Angels. Though Cain is coming off his
perfect game performance, he has only opened as a -108 favorite. We’ll tell you
Matt Cains hurls a
perfect game, then SF goes and loses 3 out of 4.
San Francisco is coming off a series with last place Seattle in which the Mariners took 2 out
of 3; the Giants have lost 3 of their last 4. Things are still looking good for the Giants tonight, though, as they will have Cain taking the hill. He struck out 14 in his completely dominant
and masterful perfect game performance. Over his last 3 starts, he has been
absolutely untouchable with an 0.38 ERA, 0.62 WHIP, giving up just 12 hits in 24
IP. He has now passed Tim Lincecum as the team's #1 ace. Meanwhile, the Giants aren’t just pitching lights-out but hitting as well. A
lineup consisting of Gregor Blanco, Ryan Theriot, Melky Cabrera, Buster Posey,
Angel Pagan, and Pablo Sandoval is really producing for manager Bruce Bochy, whose team is now 37-30 on the year. We think there has been a bit of an overreaction to the Giants dropping 2 of 3 to Seattle, and
dropping 3 out of their last 4 overall; they now take on an Angels team
that has won 7 of 10. In our opinion, that is why this line is so low, but we
feel the Giants are just fine. This is a very good ball club, now that they
have found a steady lineup that is producing, they have meshed into a complete
overall team, not just the Giants of old, who could pitch but not hit.
After opening the Giants heavy favorites at -130, MLB odds makers have adjusted that figure down to its current state of -113. The total for this contest remains at 7.
The Angels are
The Halos are now 35-31 after spending most of the year around .500. Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo have given this squad major life, and even
Albert Pujols is producing but we're not so sure we are sold on this ballclub just yet. L.A. has won 7 of their
last 10 but that's been against inferior competition. The only ballclub they
faced that was over .500 - granted, they took 2 out of three from them - was the Dodgers without Matt Kemp. The rest of the
wins came against Arizona, Colorado and Seattle. Not very impressive at all.
If there is one thing we are certain of, it's that we will find out
just how real this Angels ballclub is, going up against the hottest pitcher in
the game. LA will counter Matt Cain with Jerome Williams who has been getting
lit up as of late with a 5.31 ERA over his last 3. From 1-6 in the Giants line
up they will match up with Jerome just fine, giving Cain plenty of run support,
as he continues his dominance and mows down the Halos line up.
S.F. Giants -106 is our MLB Pick of the Day. Our overall
record is 38-36. Good luck everybody.