Game One took shape with multiple mistakes and a hitting display that may not be matched again, at least by both teams in the same game. An 11-7 final with six errors and a good number of mental errors with two shots off of Tim Lincecum and a third that almost took Cliff Lee’s head off. Game Two set for 7:57 PM ET, Thursday the 28th at AT&T Park. Texas starter CJ Wilson was roughed up in his last outing going only five innings, giving up five. Matt Cain cemented the notion for the Giants that he was the number two pitcher on their team, with a clutch 3-0 victory going seven strong.
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Texas Rangers are left down one after the first game of the World Series and if Cliff Lee cannot stop the Giants bats, this one might be over sooner than first thought. The Rangers have the pitchers to keep them in the series but will now have to rely on their bats to get the results as Lee was their ace in the hole. Texas left many runners on base, but did score in multiple innings and put up great numbers throughout.
The San Francisco Giants put up a crooked number in the fifth, scoring six. Which was the difference in game one. Matt Cain has been dominant against the possible replacements for Texas. But if Ron Washington sees these numbers, he may look for other options and stay with his current lineup, not going with the likes of Francoeur, Cantu and Catcher Matt Treanor.
Texas vs San Francisco World Series Game 2 Betting Odds:
@ Giants (-117)
Texas +1.5 (-220)
@ San Francisco -1.5 (+180)
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Rangers vs Giants World Series Prediction for Game 2:
Moneyline Prediction (Top Play) — Matt Cain proved that he is at the level needed to dominate any lineup in the World Series. Cain two-hit the Phillies against Cole Hamels who pitched well, but was worlds apart when it came to the result. In a small sample all the Giants have hit Wilson, in less than five at bats each, four players of the six have experienced success. Lee was the Rangers chance to get the split in the first two. Wilson being roughed up and showing his inexperience as a starter, has made me go with the Giants as I took Cain against Hamels and feel even more comfortable in taking them again here in this spot. Games three and four are going to be much more challenging.
Run Line Prediction – With all the runs scored in game number one it should be a no brainer that this one is to go over. It all sits on whether you believe the good CJ Wilson to show up or not. If he does this one stays just under, but if he doesn’t in all his playoff losses it has gone well over this number. As stated above Matt Cain should do well, maybe not perfect after seeing Lincecum struggle, but still better than Tim’s performance. So if you are aligned with me and my ideas for what’s to happen in game two take the over as it may not stay this low for the rest of the series.