Burns' *10 EARLY ANNIHILATOR~ 2-0 YTD ~ 82-41 RUN: Ben Burns was a profitable 2-1 Friday & he's now a SIZZLING 6-2-1 the L3 days overall. Including yesterday's winner on Baltimore, his "Annihilators" are already a PERFECT 2-0 on the season. Going back to last year, Burns is now a BLISTERING 82-41 on the diamond. Saturday's AFTERNOON ANNIHILATOR has received Ben's *10 RATING!
Game: San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks Apr 7 2012 4:10PM
Prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: I'm playing on ARIZONA. The Diamondbacks grabbed yesterday's opener. They'll now be going for their seventh straight win over the Giants. With Daniel Hudson on the mound, I expect them to continue that recent series dominance. Hudson went 7-1 with a superb 1.69 ERA in 2010 after the Dbax acquired him from Chicago at the trade deadline. Last season, he followed it up by going 16-12 with a 3.49 ERA in 33 starts. It should be mentioned that Hudson was 7-6 with a 3.86 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the road but an even better 9-6 with a 3.17 ERA and 1.16 WHIP at home. When pitching at home he gave up fewer walks and home runs, while striking out more. Also, note that Hudson was 2-0 with a superb 2.37 ERA this spring, too. In his final spring start, Hudson was dominant, limiting the Dodgers to a single run through five shutout innings. After that game Hudson was quoted as saying: ďI feel comfortable with everything right now. I can't say enough about how good the ball feels coming out of my hand. I'm ready to go, ready for the season to start." Bumgarner is certainly no slouch and was also tough in the spring, despite going 0-2. He was just 5-7 on the road (as compared to 8-6 at home) last season though. While Bumgarner has enjoyed some success vs. Arizona, the same can be said of Hudson vs. the Giants. The Diamondbacks have been outstanding as home favorites in this range the past couple of seasons. Behind a strong outing from Hudson, I expect them to stay perfect for another day. *10