Arizona Diamondbacks at Philadelphia Phillies 7/27/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/26/2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 1:35 PM on FSAZ, CSPh
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Arizona Diamondbacks - Nuno, V (0-1) vs. Philadelphia Phillies - Hernandez, R (4-8)
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Sunday afternoon, the Arizona Diamondbacks will take the field behind Vidal Nuno as they take on the Philadelphia Phillies and Roberto Hernandez. Nuno will make his 18th start and 21st appearance as Hernandez makes his 19th start and 22nd appearance.
Vidal Nuno didn't factor into the decision in his last outing and that froze his record at 2 - 6 with a 5.13 ERA. The last time out, Nuno gave up 3 runs and 7 hits (including 2 homers) in 4.2 innings. He walked a batter and struck out 3. The change in environment from New York to Arizona has not helped Nuno's game at all and it doesn't appear that he will make any turnaround in the rest of the season. Last season, Nuno was 1 - 2 with a 2.25 ERA in 3 starts and 2 relief appearances for the New York Yankees.
In his rookie campaign in 2013, Nuno didn't face the Phillies and has only faced 2 of their hitters before. Ronny Cedeno is 0 for 1 against Nuno and Marlon Byrd is 1 for 2 with a homer and 2 RBIs.
Roberto Hernandez missed the decision in his last start and that held his record at 4 - 8 with a 4.25 ERA. In his last outing, Hernandez gave up 3 runs and 5 hits (including a home run) in 5.2 innings. He walked 3 batters while only striking out 1. Hernandez has been brutal in the last few months and is just 2 - 6 in his last 10 outings. In 2013, Hernandez was 6 - 13 with a save and a 4.89 ERA in 24 starts and 8 relief appearances for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Last season, Hernandez got the win in his only outing against the Diamondbacks after going the distance and allowing just 2 runs and 5 hits (including a homer). This season, Hernandez lost to the Diamondbacks after giving up 4 runs and 7 hits (including a home run) in 6 innings.
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 Philadelphia
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