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Halladay vs. Lincecum in Pitching Matchup of Night in MLB Odds
It’s a matchup of two-time Cy Young winners on Monday night in San Francisco but only Roy Halladay is pitching like one right now as his Philadelphia Phillies visit the Giants and Tim Lincecum. Philly is a -116 favorite on Bovada’s MLB baseball odds and there will be live play-by-play betting at the book. The total is a miniscule 6 for the game.
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Halladay won his Cy Youngs in 2003 while with the Blue Jays and 2010 in his first season as a Philllie – he was second in the Cy Young voting last season behind Clayton Kershaw. Lincecum won the Cy Young in 2008 and 2009. The two faced off twice during the 2010 NL Championship Series but will meet for the first time in a regular-season game. Lincecum earned the win and Halladay took the loss in Game 1 of that series in 2010, with the situations reversed in Game 5.
Halladay (2-0, 0.60) has been brilliant in 2012 despite struggling in the spring. Last time out Halladay tossed seven innings giving up one run while striking out three and walking one in Wednesday's 7-1 win over the Marlins.
Lincecum (0-1, 12.91) has been knocked around in his two starts. Last time out he couldn't get out of the third inning Wednesday in Colorado, surrendering six runs on eight hits and two walks in just 2.1 innings of work. He has allowed 11 runs, all earned, in just 7.2 innings this season and his velocity is way down. Lincecum won both of his outings against the Phillies in 2011 and is 5-2 with a 2.71 ERA in 12 games vs. Philadelphia including the postseason.
The Giants also are without closer Brian Wilson, who has been lost for the season. For now, left-hander Javier Lopez and right-handers Sergio Romo and Santiago Casilla will share the closing duty, manager Bruce Bochy said.
The Phillies outscored the Giants 15-6 in taking three of four in San Francisco last season.
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