Joe D's MLB 75% Grand Slam Winner
Chi Cubs vs. San Francisco,
06/04/2012 15:45 EDT,
Score: 2 - 3
Money Line: -126 San Francisco
Today's winner is San Francisco over Chicago. This is my Grand Slam Winner.
San Francisco is 5-1 so far in their seven game home stand and have won 11 of their L15 overall as host. The Giants have taken Games 1, 2, and 3 in this series and will complete the sweep today. San Fran's Posey, Pagan, and Cabrera are all flirting with or batting over .300. CF, Melky Cabrera leads the way with a BA of .371 and 82 hits. But it is the team's pitching that has been rock solid. The staff ranks 3rd in ERA (3.27), 13th in Ks (405), and 7th in Quality Starts (33). Team ERA leader, Ryan Vogelsong gets the start. The RH is boasting a 2.36 ERA on the season and has gone 2-0 with a 1.77 mark in his L3 starts. He faces a Cubs team that owns a 6-20 road record, losing 10 straight and 15 of their L18 as a visitor. They post a mere 3.31 RPG away from home. Overall, both their offense (27th in the league in RPG with 3.57) and their pitching (25th in ERA at 4.28) ranks near the bottom in the Major's. Jeff Samardzija gets the nod. The RH got his first win in 4 outings on Tuesday against the sad sack Padres. The Cubs are 0-4 their L4 games played at the Giants, 2-9 their L11 games vs. RH starters, and 19-39 their L58 games played overall. The Giants are 5-1 their L6 games played at home, 5-0 in Vogelsongs L5 starts, and 6-1 their L7 games played overall. Take San Francisco. Thank you.