Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants
Inter-league games are back. To be honest I don't like the inter-league games with limited variances to work with, but you adjust to the game and fundamental handicapping is favorable over technical handicapping right now. That's my opinion, although I am a believer in numbers theory, in this game.
Texas is favored by the public. The Rangers are the top team in AL West and maybe even the team that elevates to the promise land. Matt Harriston, left hand pitcher 7-3 record with 4.37 ERA, is a work horse away from Arlington. He has faltered only once on the road, 5/02 Toronto, and along with Darvish provides the Rangers one two punch. Top ranked offense Texas combined with Harriston on the mound will be a formidable visitor for the 21st ranked offense S.F. Giants. If that's the thinking you guess the G-Men are the rightful home dog about to do down, but I see cracks in that offensive armor Texas has lost 3 series in a row since sweeping Toronto at home. Their lead has quietly diminished while the Giants have been on the rise. The G-Men carry four money pitchers, Barry Zito included, and their bats are hot. Zito on the mound the Giants are 7-4 and he is undefeated at home 3-0 with 2.59 ERA & 1.15 WHIP, Giants 4-1, taking the Giants to add to the Rangers slump.
S.F. GIANTS +148(L)
That was not close, but I'll hit the Giants again tomorrow!