Betting Baseball, Giants Come Up Large In Matinee Over Kansas City


Kansas City and San Francisco wrap up a short two-game set on the bay. For those betting baseball and just fans of the sport, hard to comprehend these two were in the 2014 World Series.		It is amazing how quickly things can change and for these two squads it was been rather abrupt in 2016. The Royals go for the sweep in this matinee after last night’s 8-1 thumping.

While amazing might be too strong of a descriptive adjective, my recent 11-5 mark for MLB picks is at least pretty good right?

Pitching Matchup – Hammel vs. Cueto

Jason Hammel (2-6, 5.43 ERA) is coming off his best performance of the season, with seven strong innings, conceding one run on four hits to Houston and not walking a batter for a second straight start. Next is taking that improvement on the road where he has a 6.43 ERA and is being ripped at .330 batting average. When Hammel is at his best, the sinker/slider combination is really a factor. The 34-year old is 0-3 lifetime against San Francisco (teams record is 4-7), with a fine 3.11 ERA

Johnny Cueto (5-5, 4.33) is a mixed bag in 2017. The Dominican is averaging a strikeout an inning and has close to a 4-to-1 K to W ratio. The downside is Cueto is allowing a hit an inning, something he has not done since his first two years in the big leagues with Cincinnati in 2008-09.



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