The preseason is a great time to scout the teams you're going to back during the regular season. As is almost always the case, you need rely on the strength of starting pitching. It continues to be the easiest and simplest way to grind out winning picks during the regular season. But it also provides some long term stability when you're picking games well off into the future in terms of pennant and World Series odds (click here to view updated MLB World Series odds from Sportbet). These are three things that have caught my attention so far…
Going with a 3-1 lead against the Texas Rangers in the World Series, San Francisco Giants made sure that the title was sealed in Game 5 itself. The Giants had emerged victorious in the first two games held in San Francisco followed by a win and a loss at Arlington prior to the 5th game. With a score-line of 3-1 in the 5th game of the series, the Giants crushed the opposition of Rangers at their home ground in Arlington, Texas and recorded a historic win.
At this moment, everything seems to be working in the favor of Giants. Their hitting as well as the fielding was good, but their pitching has been nothing less than brilliant. Sunday night saw Giants beat Rangers 4-0 in Game 4 to go 3-1 up in the series. Just one more win similar to this and they will be crowned champions.
Coming into Game 3 with a couple of humiliating defeats on their shoulders, one would have expected the Rangers to crumble against the might of the San Francisco Giants. However, it looks like home soil works wonders for the Texans. They managed to steal some pride back with a fighting performance at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. This is Game 3 of the World Series currently going on between the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants.