Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Baseball Analyst Kev Hute on the Giants Tigers series and Tim Lincecum

Kev Hute has been writing about baseball for 9 years and we recently ran into each other via the blogosphere. He’s currently working on a new site for his fantasy baseball and gaming analysis and since I like his work we’ve agreed to syndicate some of his predictions on Bloop Single. Although I received this post a tad past my bedtime, Kev Hute did provide an interesting breakdown of Lincecum vs Verlander in last night’s Giants Tigers game. He missed the mark by a bit but unlike me he didn’t have the box scores in front of him – check out the flavor of his writing.

Lince-Comin to an End

The Giants are 3-13 in their last 16 home games. The UNDER is 8-1 in Detroit’s last 9 inter-league games. They just finished getting swept by Oakland. The O/U is 7 (-110) for both teams, -1.5 San Fran (+170,) the money line sits at (-110) for each team as well. Where does the value lie?

I would say since the Tigers have won 8 straight, the value lies with them until proven otherwise. If you traded for Justin Verlander (3-9, 4.65 ERA, 1.30 WHIP,) who remains a great buy-low candidate in fantasy leagues across the board, you know that he was rock solid in his last start against the rival White Sox. He went the distance on June 11th, with 0 BB, 1ER to get the 5-1 win over Vasquez.

Giants’ righty Tim Lincecum (8-1, 1.99, 1.22) has been impressive, and remains a candidate for the N.L. Cy Young. I can’t imagine how painful this is to watch for Matt Cain, who pitched out of his mind last year yet couldn’t get a lick of run support. He’s bashing his head against the wall this year when he can’t get run support. Cain’s main problem this year is the big inning late.

That being said, not only will Lincecum be 8-2 after tonight, the bonds-less Giants really should get swept again. My guess is that Detroit extends it to 11 straight. That would shut some people up.

By:Kevin Hute

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