MLB betting handicappers will have a desperate Texas Rangers team trying to stave off elimination at home and force the MLB baseball betting series back to San Francisco.
Monday night’s game 5 will feature the phenomenal pitching matchup of Tim Lincecum of the Giants going up against Cliff Lee of the Rangers. The game is set to start at 7:57 PM Eastern with a telecast on FOX.
Lincecum was roughed up by the Rangers in game 1 as he allowed 4 earned runs in 5.2 innings of work. Texas hammered Lincecum for 8 hits and also walked twice but the Giants offense bailed out their ace as San Francisco won the game 11-7 despite the bad outing by their ace.
So far in the baseball betting MLB post season Lincecum has a record of 3-1 with a 2.79 earned run average.
Lee was rocked even harder than Lincecum in his first World Series start as he allowed 6 earned runs in 4.2 innings of work in game 1 as San Francisco hammered Lee for 8 hits and also had a walk. Lee has a post season record of 3-1 with a 2.51 earned run average.
This could be Lee’s final start as a Giant as he is rumored to be off to the New York Yankees for next season as he will be the most coveted free agent in the game once the MLB baseball betting online post season ends. Lee could get a contract worth over $150 million and says that he is looking to redeem himself for the bad start in game 1.
Texas was known as the better offensive team heading into this MLB betting series but their bats have gone silent for the most part in this series. The powerful Ranger attack has been buzz sawed by the Giants staff.
Michael Young of Texas has no runs batted in nor any extra base hits, Ian Kinsler is also without a run batted in, Vladimir Guerrero has just 1 hit in the World Series and struck out in all three of his at bats in game 4, and Josh Hamilton is hitting just .117 against the Giants.