Mike Yastrzemski
San Francisco Giants Mike Yastrzemski is shown at bat in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Monday, June 20, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Hakim Wright Sr.)

GIANTS VS BRAVES JUNE 22

Kyle Barrette

It is always nice to start the week off with an easy win. The Mariners win a no-doubt game, and we’re on to the next one. We’re coming back to the south, where the Braves are hosting the Giants for game two of their series. Both teams provided fireworks in game one. Will we see a repeat in game two? Let’s break down both sides and find out.

Atlanta:
After a slightly concerning start, the Braves silenced all the haters with a 14-game win streak. Not to take anything away, but it was a cupcake 14 game stretch, but hey, it takes a lot to win at this level, especially 14 games in a row. The bats showed out yesterday after a few low scoring games, putting up 10 runs, but the pitching let them down as the Giants were able to plate 12. Morton takes the hill for the Braves today, and he finally got a good start under his belt after posting a seven-inning shutout bid. He had given up four runs in four straight starts prior. Morton has a good stat line going back many years against the Giants, and we’ll see if he can add to it this time around.

Giants:
It’s about time this team scored some runs. I was running out of ways to give them to them. They had scored 30 runs combined in their previous nine games. With the Padres playing better than last season and the Dodgers being the Dodgers, 30 runs every nine games is not going to cut it. Runs may be scarce for Atlanta today, as Rodon will take the mound for the Giants. He’s thrown only one bad game this entire season and has not allowed a single run in his last two starts. The strikeouts have been what stand out, with 29 over his last five games alone. This looks like it might be a long day for Atlanta.

Giants vs Braves pick: Under 9 Runs
Whenever two teams explode for a bunch of runs, I love taking the under the next day as the guys have just played a long, grueling game and have to come right back the next day and face someone new. It’s taxing. This aspect should help Morton, who is hopefully out of a slump but is facing a Giants team that, as we said, has not been scoring much. Rodon should continue doing what he’s done all season and we should stay under 9.

Same Game Parlay:
Under 9 Runs, Carlos Rodon Over 7.5 K’s, Joc Pederson to record an RBI and Brandon Crawford to record 2+ total bases. 

SGP Odds +3646

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