It's West vs. East on Sunday Night Baseball as the Giants take on the Braves in Atlanta.
San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves (-147, 8)
TIP TOP TIM NO MORE
Tim Lincecum is far from his ace days as he takes the mound on Sunday night. The righty is just 4-6 with a 4.70 ERA. He has given up 15 runs in his last three road starts against the Pirates, Rockies, and Diamondbacks. The Giants’ pitcher faced the Braves at home back on May 12 and gave up just two hits and three walks in seven innings while picking up a 5-1 win. Lincecum has been inconsistent this season; he has six starts in which he has allowed two earned runs or less. Those good outings have been mixed in with seven other starts where he has allowed four runs or more.
JULIO IS JARRING HITTERS
Julio Teheran is 4-3 with a 3.62 ERA on the year for the Braves. He has struck out 58 batters while walking just 15 hitters in 77 innings of work. The last time he was home, the righty nearly no-hit the Pirates. His next start was a rough one in San Diego as he gave up five runs in just six innings of work. He beat the Giants in San Francisco back on May 9. In that game, Teheran gave up three runs and seven hits striking out three while walking none. In his last 10 starts, Teheran has allowed six hits or more seven times.
The Giants are a relatively healthy team. They have Angel Pagan and Pablo Sandoval on the disabled list. The Panda is expected to be activated around June 24th. They are also without Ryan Vogelsong who is dealing with a fractured right hand. Atlanta’s injury list is also short and about to become shorter with the return of Brandon Beachy on June 18. He had Tommy John surgery last year. The bullpen is without Jonny Venters and Eric O’Flaherty who both underwent Tommy John this season.
The under is 4-1-1 in the Giants’ last six Sunday games.
Giants are 4-1 in Lincecum’s last five Sunday starts
Braves are 12-4 in their last 16 Sunday games
The under is 5-1 in Teheran’s last six starts.
HITTERS TO WATCH
Brian McCann 10-for-30 vs. Lincecum
Justin Upton 11-for-47 vs. Lincecum
Buster Posey 2-for-3 vs. Teheran
Brandon Belt 2-for-3 vs. Teheran