Arizona Diamondbacks at Philadelphia Phillies 7/25/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/24/2014
Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:05 PM on FSAZ, CSPh
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Arizona Diamondbacks - Miley, W (6-6) vs. Philadelphia Phillies - Kendrick, K (4-10)
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Friday evening, Wade Miley and the Arizona Diamondbacks will face Kyle Kendrick and the Philadelphia Phillies. It will be the 22nd start for Miley and the 21st for Kendrick.
Wade Miley won his 3rd straight game the last time out and that evened his record at 6 - 6 with a 4.16 ERA. In the victory, Miley gave up 3 runs and 7 hits (including a home run) in 7 innings. He walked a batter while striking out 7. In his 3 victories, Miley has surrendered just 4 runs. He has a chance to match his win total from 2013 when he went 10 - 10 with a 3.55 ERA in 33 starts.
Last season, Miley pitched to a no-decision in his only outing against the Phillies. In his career, he has held Philadelphia to a .250 average with 7hits, a homer and 3 RBIs in 28 at-bats.
Kyle Kendrick took his 2nd straight loss in his last outing and that sent his record to 4 - 10 with a 4.87 ERA. In that start, Kendrick surrendered 6 runs on 5 hits (including a home run) in just 5 innings as he walked 2 and struck out 1. Kendrick is just 1 -4 in his last 6 starts and time could be running out for him. He has virtually no chance of even matching last season's 10 - 13 record and 4.70 ERA in 30 starts.
In 2013, Kendrick didn't factor into the decision in his only start against Arizona. But the Diamondbacks have hit him well in the past and they own a .404 average with 36 hits, 4 homers and 15 RBIs in 89 at-bats.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 45-51-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.6
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 52-41-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
07/23/14 LF Cody Ross Calf 15-day DL (7/22)
06/29/14 SS Chris Owings Shoulder 15-day DL (6/28)
06/25/14 C Jordan Pacheco Shoulder 15-day DL (6/25)
06/17/14 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow 15-day DL (6/16), out for season
06/10/14 3B Eric Chavez Knee 60-day DL (6/9)
06/03/14 SS Cliff Pennington Thumb 15-day DL (6/2)
06/01/14 CF A.J. Pollock Hand 15-day DL (6/1)
04/18/14 P David Hernandez Elbow 60-day DL (3/27), out for season
03/31/14 P Daniel Hudson Elbow 60-day DL (3/29)
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Patrick Corbin Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
07/23/14 1B Ryan Howard Rest questionable
07/22/14 RF John Mayberry Wrist 15-day DL (7/21)
06/25/14 C Wil Nieves Quad 15-day DL (6/19)
06/20/14 3B Reid Brignac Ankle 15-day DL (6/20)
06/17/14 P Jonathan Pettibone Shoulder out indefinitely
06/07/14 P Mike Adams Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (6/7)
05/13/14 2B Freddy Galvis Collarbone out 6-8 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona
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