The 2014 National League Championship Series shifts to San Francisco for game three on Tuesday afternoon. Veteran righty Tim Hudson will take the mound for the Giants and he will oppose another veteran hurler, John Lackey, for the Cardinals. This is the first-ever start for Hudson in the NLCS after advancing past the divisional round for the first time in his career. We are going to back the host Giants in this contest as they take a 2-1 lead in the middle of the series.
Giants hoping to take advantage of missing piece in St. Louis lineup
San Francisco will host yet another NLCS game on Tuesday afternoon when the Cardinals come to town with the series knotted at one game apiece. Tim Hudson will be making his first career start in the NLCS, but the veteran will not let that get to him in front of the home fans. He will be facing a Cardinals lineup that will not have catcher Yadier Molina in it for game three.
Cardinals send their own veteran hurler to the mound
St. Louis will counter with John Lackey on Tuesday afternoon. He has the most innings pitched in the playoffs among all active pitchers. Coming into today’s game, Lackey has made 17 career postseason starts, allowing three or fewer runs in 14 of those starts. In his last three playoff starts, Lackey has allowed just four earned runs and struck out 21 in 21.1 innings pitched.
Tuesday afternoon brings us exciting baseball from San Francisco as game three of the NLCS will be played between the Cardinals and the Giants. We will use the odds found at Sportsbook.ag to make our wager. We think this will be a well-pitched game, which is why we will drop 10 percent of our bankroll on the Giants and the UNDER seven total runs scored as San Francisco takes a 2-1 lead in the series.