Originally written April 06, 2012 on The Crazy Crabbers:
Opening Day is finally here for the Giants and with it the first installment of my attempts to handicap how the series will play out. Normally for this I have the statistics from the season in progress to go off of when doing this but seeing as the season hasn't started yet, I will use the ZiPS Projections and the Baseball Musings Lineup Analysis tool with lineups from MLB Depth Charts as a proxy and as the season goes along I will weight the actual stats more and more as the season progresses. So here are the probable pitching match-ups courtesy of MLB.com: Tim Lincecum vs. Ian Kennedy Madison Bumgarner vs. Daniel Hudson Matt Cain vs. Josh Collmenter According to my projections this should be a very closely contested match-up, on a neutral site the Giants would be favored in every game but with the home filed advantage that I have built in the Diamondbacks actually get the slight edge in the first two games. Overall the odds are not much different than a c...
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