Sports book gambling expectations are high for the Giants as they have one of the best pitching staffs in all of online sports gambling. The run production that was missing in 2009 has now arrived. San Francisco opened the sports book gambling season ranked a respectable 12th overall in Major League Baseball for runs scored while ranking 5th in staff earned run average.
The Giants were one of the weakest run producing teams last year and that is all that kept them from being a playoff team.
Shortstop Edgar Renteria got off to a monster start to the 2010 sports book gambling season as he was hitting .524 with 2 doubles, 1 home run, 4 runs scored and 5 runs batted in. Renteria’s great start has sparked hopes that he will return to his 2007 form when as an Atlanta Brave he hit .332 and scored 87 runs.
Third baseman Juan Uribe was also off to an excellent start as he was hitting .412 with 5 runs, 4 runs batted in, and 2 doubles. His on base percentage was .500. Uribe looks primed for a potential “career year” for the 2010 sports book gambling campaign.
One point of baseball betting concern in the lineup was the lack of power. The Giants only hit 4 home runs to begin the season and no player had more than 1 home run individually.
The pitching staff is the reason for the Giants high sports book gambling aspirations. Right hand starter Tim Lincecum led the rotation with 7 innings of shut out ball in his first start. Last year he went 15-7 with a 2.48 earned run average.
Right hand pitcher Todd Wellemeyer was rocked for 4 earned runs in 6.1 innings in his sports book gambling debut after a strong spring training in which he compiled a 2.71 earned run average. If he can retain his exhibition groove the Giants will have yet another new asset that was lacking in 2009 and build depth in their rotation.