Lenny D's 20* Division Game of the Month *EARLY*: Former linesmaker Lenny Del Genio is "off and running" this MLB season as he's posted back to back shutout wins the L2 days! First, it was Cincinnati 4-0 over Miami Thursday and yday it was the underdog Dodgers 6-0 over the Padres! His first Division Game of the Month goes **EARLY** Saturday & it's **ON TV** to boot!
Game: San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks Apr 7 2012 4:10PM
Prediction: San Francisco Giants
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: Play on San Francisco at 4:05 ET. This should be a spirited early season series between the two teams considered the top contenders in the National League West. Arizona drew "first blood" Friday, outlasting the Giants 5-4 after hitting a pair of solo home runs in the first inning off Tim Lincecum. It was the D'backs' fifth consecutive home victory over San Fran and sixth in a row overall. Prior to that, the Giants had taken seven of the first eight meetings w/ Arizona in 2011. We are looking for San Fran to square this series away at one game apiece this afternoon behind Madison Bumgarner, who had a strong finish to the regular season last year, going 10-4 w/ a 2.62 ERA in his final 18 starts. The southpaw went 3-0 with a 2.53 ERA in five starts against Arizona last year - and four of those came here at Chase Field. Overall, the D'backs lost money against lefties last year. Arizona counters with Daniel Hudson, who did not finish last season particularly strong w/ a 5.18 ERA his final four starts, including a loss in the NLDS to Milwaukee. San Francisco is our NL West Game of the Month.