San Francisco Giants
Date: Sunday, October 28th, 8:07 ET
Location: Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
MLB Betting Odds: Off the Board
MLB Playoffs On TV: FOX
Our 2012 MLB playoffs picks continue on Sunday night in Detroit, where the Detroit Tigers battle it out with the San Francisco Giants. Join us for our MLB predictions for what should be a remarkable Game 4 of the World Series.
Detroit now faces the dubious and seemingly impossible task of coming back from down 0-3 in the World Series to make matters close once again, and we think that it will at least cast the shadow of doubt in the minds of the Giants on Sunday night. Remember that the team came close to getting some runs on the board, and it might only take one clutch hit to turn the tide of this entire series. Luck has been on the side of the Giants in every crucial spot, and though they have clearly been the better team with the better pitching staff, that doesn’t mean that they are guaranteed to just close this one out without resistance, especially on the road.
We faded Matt Cain the last time that he was on the mound because he looked tired, and though he did pitch 5.2 scoreless innings in a 9-0 win, he still didn’t get through the sixth. There is a great chance that, in spite of his sparkling record and ERA this year, that Cain could get blasted at some point if he starts leaving balls up in the zone, especially against this high flying offense.
We also really like what Max Scherzer is bringing to the table in this game. The flame throwing righty has 18 strikeouts in just 11 innings of work here in the playoffs, and though he isn’t going to be expected to throw more than six innings or so, you know that those frames are going to include a lot of fastballs and a ton of strikes. The bullpen really hasn’t been the major problem for the Tigers, so we don’t feel like leaving the ball for the men in the back end of the staff will do much to hurt their chances on Sunday night. This might ultimately be nothing more than a consolation win, but we think that it will be a win more often than not nonetheless.
San Francisco Giants @ Detroit Tigers Pick: Detroit Tigers