PITCHING MATCHUP: Giants RH Matt Cain (2-2, 3.52 ERA) vs. Tigers RH Max Scherzer (1-0, 0.82)
The Giants are looking to finish off the Tigers in 4 straight games.
Who will win?
PITCHING MATCHUP: Giants RH Ryan Vogelsong (2-0, 1.42 ERA) vs. Tigers RH Anibal Sanchez (1-1, 1.35)
Vogelsong has proven himself that he is a big game pitcher after outings against Reds, and the two games against Cardinals.
Both the Reds and Cardinals are one of the best teams in the Majors.
Sanchez's numbers in the postseason are inflated thanks to the horrendous Yankees lineup. Sanchez is terrible at home with 5-7 record with ERA of 4.52 and a WHIP of 1.32, those are Chien-Ming Wang-worthy numbers.
the opponents he has beaten this year in the AL: Indians, Royals, Jays, ( Yankees in postseason). Vogelsong has yet to trail after 5 innings or even the whole game in this year's postseason. Giants hitters are much better than the Tigers and i expect Vogelsong to do it once again on the road.
Vogelsong -105 1st 5 inn +0.5
Vogelsong +140 is the pick.
Jazz +5.0 @ Clippers
Jazz boasts one of the best benches in the preseason and they don't intend to play loose tonight against the clippers.
After getting back from China, they will not be able to matched up with jazz's energy and will to win.
the books still underrate the jazz squad, in the meantime, why don't we cash in with them?
Nuggets +2.0 @ Blazers
The Blazers have yet to play in front of their home crowd, nevertheless, their rival Nuggets will come in with set offense and defense whereas the Blazers are still trying to gel as a team. Blazers lack depth and will not be able to match up with the quickness Nuggets possess.
Yankees @ Tigers +105
Going with Scherzer here, he's been unstoppable this year with 8-2 record after all-star game and 7-3 at home this year excluding the gem he threw at oakland. The yankees lost Jeter which is a big minus that could be costly late in the game and the yankees are in the biggest slump of the year offensively. even with A-rod back in the lineup, hes not going to be useful as he is 0-9 against scherzer in his career. Tigers are determined to sweep the Yankees off the board as Leyland will do whatever it takes to win this game.