Stephen Nover's Chalk Play of the Week
San Francisco vs. Washington,
07/03/2015 18:05 EDT,
Score: 1 - 2
Money Line: -132 Washington
This is more than a fair price to get behind Gio Gonzalez, who has a 2.51 home ERA. Gonzalez is backed by a fresh bullpen and a Giants offense that is missing key outfielder Hunter Pence and has a banged-up Angel Pagan.
Jake Peavy is coming off the DL to make his first start since April 17. Peavy is well past his prime and not pitching in a spacious West Coast park. He's vulnerable here. He was just 0-2 with a 9.39 ERA before suffering a bad back that put him on the DL.
I'm not sure if Peavy is physically even ready. He had an 0-3 mark with a 6.12 ERA in Triple A trying to work his way back. But the Giants are desperate with Tim Lincecum on the DL and Tim Hudson not 100 percent.