San Francisco Giants (56-48) vs Boston Red Sox (56-47)
Game Info: Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 7:15 pm (Oracle Park)
Anthony DeSclafani (4-8) (4.88) vs James Paxton (6-2) (3.46)
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The Boston Red Sox will play the San Francisco Giants in Game 2 of their series on Saturday night at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California. Boston won the first game in this series by a score of 3-2 on Friday night. The Red Sox are playing some of their best baseball of the season, while San Francisco has had a rough week and a half.
Red Sox Preview
The Boston Red Sox are 56-47 this season and they have won five games in a row. The Red Sox came into this series with a ton of momentum after sweeping a mini series against the Braves in their last series. Boston has had very solid pitching in their last four games, allowing seven total runs. The Boston pitching staff has a 4.26 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, and a .251 opponent batting average this season. The Red Sox offense has scored 519 runs with a .266 batting average and a .333 on base percentage. Masataka Yoshida is batting .313 with 12 home runs and 53 RBI’s for the Red Sox. The projected starting pitcher for Boston is James Paxton, who is 6-2 with a 3.46 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP over 65.0 innings pitched this year.
The San Francisco Giants are 56-48 this season and they have lost seven of their last nine games. Prior to losing the first game in this series, San Francisco did sweep the mini series against Oakland. Before the Oakland series, San Francisco lost one game against Detroit and all three games against the Nationals. The San Francisco pitching staff has a 3.96 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a .252 opponent batting average. The Giants offense has scored 469 runs with a .241 batting average and a .317 on base percentage this season. J.D. Davis is batting .259 with 13 home runs and 51 RBI’s for the Giants. The projected starting pitcher for San Francisco is Anthony DeSclafani, who is 4-8 with a 4.88 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 99.2 innings pitched this season.
San Francisco Giants Team Facts
- The Giants have lost seven of their last eight home games against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
- The Giants have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight games.
- The Giants have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last four games against opponents that held a winning record.
- The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Giants' last three home games against AL East opponents.
- The Giants have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last six day games against AL East opponents.
Boston Red Sox Team Facts
- The Red Sox have won each of their last five games against National League opponents.
- The Red Sox have covered the run line in each of their last seven games against National League opponents.
- The Red Sox have led after 7 innings in each of their last five games.
- The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Red Sox's last four games at Oracle Park.
- The San Francisco Giants ranks T3rd in the league for home runs allowed this season (109).
- The San Francisco Giants ranks 28th in the league for strikeouts against this season (990).
- The Boston Red Sox ranks 3rd in the league for batting average this season (.266).
- The Boston Red Sox ranks T3rd in the league for walks allowed this season (293).
Boston continues to play very well and they are only a couple of games out of a wild card spot currently. Despite the Giants struggles recently, they are tied for the last wild card spot in the NL. San Francisco is starting Anthony DeSclafani, who has allowed 4, 4, 3, 2, and 3 earned runs in his last five starts. Boston is starting James Paxton, who has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts. I think the Red Sox are going to continue to play well and get the road win here.