2012 MLB predictions

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2012 MLB predictions

Baseball season is kicking off, which means the predictions have begun! We have the prognosis of the division outcomes from various sources. Who has your team finishing on top and what are your predictions for the 2012 season?

Quite a few predictions have the Giants taking the NL West title. This season still has a long way to go, but check out what the experts are saying here -

The writers of NBC Sports Hardball Talk:

http:hardballtalk.nbcsports.com20120404and-now-your-hardballtalk-writer-...

Sports Illustrated resident experts:

http:cnnsi.com2012baseballmlb0402expert.picks.2012index.html?eref=sihp&s...

Sporting news:

http:aol.sportingnews.commlbstory2012-03-30mlb-2012-predictions-playoffs...

CBSSports staff predictions:

http:www.cbssports.commlbblogeye-on-baseball182710592012-mlb-cbssportsco...

ESPN experts:

http:espn.go.commlbpreview12story_page12expertpicksespn-expert-team-pred...

MLB traderumors.com:

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Bullpen implodes after Cain goes five solid, Giants crushed by Padres

Bullpen implodes after Cain goes five solid, Giants crushed by Padres

BOX SCORE

SAN FRANCISCO -- Wil Myers hit a three-run homer to cap San Diego's eight-run sixth inning and the Padres rallied to beat the San Francisco Giants 12-4 on Saturday night.

Myers also singled off Chris Stratton (1-0) to start the big inning and had three hits for the game. San Diego scored 11 runs against the Giants' bullpen following five effective innings from starter Matt Cain.

Allen Cordoba added a three-run homer off Neil Ramirez in the seventh.

The Padres combined for six hits and two walks off Stratton and Ramirez in the sixth. It took the duo 46 pitches to end the inning.

Jhoulys Chacin (3-3) struck out six and gave up three runs, five hits and two walks in five innings.

Giants lineup: Nunez in right field against Padres

Giants lineup: Nunez in right field against Padres

PROGRAMMING ALERT: Padres-Giants coverage begins at 5pm with Pregame Live on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming right here.

With the Giants shuffling players around, Eduardo Nunez finds himself manning right field Saturday evening against the Padres.

San Diego Padres:
1. Manuel Margot (R) CF
2. Cory Spangenberg (L) LF
3. Wil Myers (R) 1B
4. Yangervis Solarte (S) 2B
5. Ryan Schimpf (L) 3B
6. Hunter Renfroe (R) RF
7. Austin Hedges (R) C
8. Erick Aybar (S) SS
9. Jhoulys Chacin (R) P

San Francisco Giants:
1. Joe Panik (L) 2B
2. Brandon Belt (L) LF
3. Buster Posey (R) C
4. Michael Morse (R) 1B
5. Christian Arroyo (R) SS
6. Conor Gillaspie (L) 3B
7. Eduardo Nunez (R) RF
8. Drew Stubbs (R) CF
9. Matt Cain (R) P