Posted: 10/22/2012 6:14:23 PM
Maybe it's the game SE7EN factor but this one seems like a tricky one
to call. I haven't dug very deep or even seen a lineup card yet but
after quickly looking over a matchup page and reading a couple previews
my initial lean would be a hotter GIANTS team thats in their home park
with their beast on the bump.
I really like Cain's numbers at home this year and conversely Loshe
drops off a bit on the road. Also STL did win 3-1 the last time these
two starters went H2H but lets be honest it wasn't Loshe's sharpest
outing and he was walking on eggshells several times and narrowly
escaped getting touched up for a crooked number in a few different
And even though he only gave up the single run his control was off so
bad he walked 5 and needed 108 pitches to get through 5 and 2/3 innings
and didn't even qualify for a quality start.
Also I keep seeing references to STL winning 6 straight winner take
all games and SF being 0-5 in game sevens but I don't think that all
that relative here with different players,parks,pitchers ect. And on top
of that SF has been great with their back to the wall in these playoffs
winning 3 in a row against CIN to win that series and now game 5 in STL
and game 6 at home to force tonights game 7.
Gonna wait on it for a bit but if it were 5 minutes to first pitch I
think I'm going with SFG ML and then maybe the U 7. Both of these
offenses are capable of putting up 7 themselves on any given night but
we have two solid pitchers,two pens in decent form and a pitchers park.
Plus the fact that it's all hands deck and no reason to hold anyone or