San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves (By: Mulder)
LHP Suarez will start and this will be his first start for the Giants. He pitched in the minors this season with a 6.33 ERA> 1.70 WHIP and a bad 4.88 FIP (!).
Last season he posted a 2.38 ERA against the Braves ( with a worse 3.78 FIP however ).
The Braves are ( like last season ) very strong against lefties as they hit a .341 wOBA against Southpaws ( 6th best in the Majors ).
For the Braves Mike Soroka will start on the mound. The rightie is 4-1 with a big 0.98 ERA. Of course that ERA should be higher, but still he has very solid stuff: 8.35 K/9, 56.3 GB% (!).
Most incredible thing is his 0.00 HR/9 (!), indeed, he did not allow a homerun in 36.2 innings pitched this season and in this big AT&T Park today he might contineu this amazing streak.
He pitched four innings against the Giants last season with a 9.00 ERA, but a better 3.91 FIP. Besides, he was nowhere of the level that he is showing this season.
-Braves are 5-1 in Sorokas last 6 road starts.
-Braves are 6-0 in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
Hence backing Atlanta.
San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves predictions
|Atlanta Braves ML||Pinnacle||1.74||8||1-4 WON (+5.92 units)|
San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Mulder).