Larry Ness' Daytime Dominator (5-2 w/totals TY): Larry's opened the 2012 MLB season 24-18 or plus-$3125 at $100/unit (8, 9 & 10*s). This 28-year vet is a 'sweet' 5-2 (71.4%) with his over/under releases and he gets things started early on Sunday with a total destined to 'fly over' the number. Grab this Daytime Dominator and "win with Larry!"
Game: San Francisco Giants at New York Mets Apr 22 2012 1:10PM
Grade: Push (0)
Reason: My 9* Daytime Dominator is on SFG/NYM Over at 1:10 ET.
Tim Lincecum, who won back-to-back Cy Young awards in 2008 and 2099, HAS to come around soon, right? Lincecum is enduring the worst stretch of his career, while the rest of the Giants rotation is off to a solid start in 2012. Lincecum is 0-2 with a 10.54 ERA (highest in the NL among pitchers who qualify) in three starts (team is 0-3), allowing five, six and five ERs in consecutive starts, as well as giving up 22 hits in just 13.2 innings. The ‘silver lining’ would be that he’s earned three straight wins against the Mets, allowing one run over 22 innings during that span. He is 3-1 with a 2.87 ERA in seven career starts vs New York (Giants are a more modest 4-3). That’s all fine but Lincecum did not pitch well down the stretch last season either, and I'd like to actually SEE him pitch a good game, before predicting he will. Dillon Gee was rock solid in his second outing of the year, limiting Atlanta to one run on four hits over seven innings in an April 16 road win. He allowed eight hits and three ERs in his first start of 2012, a 6-2 home loss to the Nationals. Gee was 13-6 with a 4.43 ERA last season, as the Mets were an impressive 17-10 in his starts (remember, the Mets were just 77-85 last season). That being said, don’t expect the Giants to ‘roll over’ here. This team upgraded its offense this season, after scoring an NL-low 570 runs last season (3.52 per game). The Giants are averaging 4.14 RPG to open this season at 7-7 and in eight road games, have scored 5.12 while allowing 5.50 RPG. With Lincecum struggles and San Francisco both scoring and allowing more than five runs per game on the road to open 2012, why is this total so low? Go O-V-E-R!