Arizona Diamondbacks at Philadelphia Phillies 7/26/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/25/2014
July 26, 2014, 7:05 PM on FSAZ, WCAU
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Arizona Diamondbacks - Collmenter, J (8-5) vs. Philadelphia Phillies - Lee, C (4-5)
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Saturday evening, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Josh Collmenter will face the Philadelphia Phillies and Cliff Lee. Collmenter will make his 18th start and 23rd appearance as Lee makes his 12th start.
Josh Collmenter improved his record to 8 - 5 with a 3.64 ERA after getting the victory in his last start. In that outing, Collmenter surrendered just a run (on a solo homer) and 4 hits in 7 innings as he walked a batter and struck out 4. He is 4 -1 in his last 6 starts and he is getting wins by keeping his opponents off the scoreboard. Last season, Collmenter worked exclusively out of the bullpen and compiled a record of 5 - 5 with a 3.13 ERA in 49 relief appearances.
In 2013, Collmenter pitched just 4.1 innings in 2 relief appearances against the Phillies. This season, he got his first victory of the year by holding Philadelphia scoreless in 6 innings of work.
Cliff Lee was rocked in his last outing and the loss lowered his record to 4 - 5 with a 3.67 ERA. In the defeat, Lee gave up 6 runs and 12 hits (including a home run) in 5.2 innings. He walked a batter and struck out 3. It was Lee's first start in over 2 months after he went on the disabled list with an elbow injury but maybe the loss was the result of some rust. Lee really has no chance of matching his results from 2013 when he went 14 - 8 with a 2.87 ERA in 31 starts.
Last season, Lee won his only start against the Diamondbacks behind 7 shutout innings of 6 hit ball. He pitched to a no-decision against the Diamondbacks earlier this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 46-51-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.7
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 52-43-7 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
07/22/14 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)
06/07/14 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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