San Francisco Giants vs. Philadelphia Phillies
The San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies meet on Tuesday for game two of their series at AT&T Park. The Giants are -145 favorites over the Phillies with an over/under run total set at 7.
The San Francisco Giants are getting off to a slow start to their season and got off to a slow start to their game on Monday as they fell to the Phillies in game one. On Monday Bister Posey had three hits, Angel Pagan had two hits, and Pablo Sandoval had a hit as the Giants scored two runs on eight hits. Starter Tim Lincecum had another rough outing by his standards as eh allowed eight hits and five earned runs while striking out six over six innings to take his second loss of the year. For Tuesday’s game San Francisco starts Madison Bumgarner who is fresh off of signing a new five year contract. This season Bumgarner has allowed 11 hits and five runs while striking out five over 11.1 innings for a 3.97 ERA and a 1-1 record.
The Philadelphia Phillies have yet to play their best baseball but they know that like Monday, when it’s Roy Halladay’s turn in the rotation they can count on winning. On Monday Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino each had two hits, a RBI, and scored a run and Pacido Polanco had a hit and scored as the Phillies scored five runs on nine hits. On the mound hallday allowed seven hits and two runs while striking out six over eight innings of work to earn his third win and Jonathan Papelbon got his third save of the year. For Tuesday’s game Philadelphia starts Joe Blanton who pitched well in his last outing against the Marlins. For the season Blanton has allowed five hits and two runs while striking out three over 7.2 innings of work for a 2.35 ERA.
San Francisco is 8-3 in their last 11 home games, 7-2 in their last nine home games against a team with a right handed starter, and 7-2 in Bumgarner’s last nine starts. Philadelphia is 15-6 in their last 21 game two of a series, 43-16 against the N.L. West, and 15-6 in Blanton’s last 21 starts. Philadelphia is 5-1 in their last six starts in San Francisco.
This one should be a low scoring game and even at seven this one stays under the total.