Match-Up: Giants at Diamondbacks

The Giants and D’Backs will continue their weekend series in the desert on Saturday. Both teams will send out young, crafty arms in hopes of gaining the series advantage.

The Giants will send out rookie, Madison Bumgarner (3-2, 2.41 ERA). Bumgarner has never faced the Diamondbacks before, but has been excellent on the road, posting a 3-1 record with a 1.69 ERA.

The D’Backs will send out ex-Yankee, Ian Kennedy to the mound. Kennedy (5-7, 4.02 ERA) has won his last two starts and has pitched very well at home this year (3-2, 3.32 ERA). Kennedy has made two career starts against the Giants, posting a 1-0 record with a 1.93 ERA. Earlier this season, Kennedy threw six innings of two run ball against SF.

Once again, I’m picking the Giants to beat the D’Backs. Since being called up in June, Bumgarner has been very under-rated. He’ll use the

The Pick: SF Giants

July Record: 11-11