Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies 6/29/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 6/28/2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014, 1:35 PM on FSSO, CSPh
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Atlanta Braves - Harang, A (6-6) vs. Philadelphia Phillies - Buchanan, D (4-3)
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Sunday afternoon, Aaron Harang gets the call for the Atlanta Braves as they face David Buchanan and the Philadelphia Phillies. Harang makes his 17th start as Buchanan makes his 8th.
Aaron Harang got the win his last time out and that evened his record at 6 – 6 with an ERA of 3.78. In the win, Harang gave up 2 runs on 6 hits (including a homer) while walking 2 and striking out 5. Harang has been up and down this season but he has already won more games than he did in 2013 when he posted a record of 5 – 12 with a 5.40 ERA in 26 starts for the Seattle Mariners and the New York Mets.
Last season, Harang didn’t face the Phillies but he has a start against them this season. Less than 2 weeks ago, Harang took the loss against Philadelphia after getting torched for 9 runs and 13 hits in just 5 innings.
David Buchanan picked up his 3rd straight win in his last outing and that boosted his record to 4 – 3 with a 4.79 ERA. In the win, Buchanan gave up 2 runs on 6 hits in 5 innings with 4 walks and 2 strikeouts. Buchanan seems to have shaken off his 3 game losing streak and might be settling into a groove.
Still in just his rookie campaign, Buchanan hasn’t faced the Braves yet. He could extend his winning streak if he pitches well and takes into the account the information in the scouting report.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 30-45-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Atlanta Braves is -0.2
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 38-33-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
06/20/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 15-day DL (6/20), out for season
06/20/14 P Pedro Beato Elbow 15-day DL (6/19)
06/17/14 P David Carpenter Bicep 15-day DL (6/17)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
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 15-day DL (6/7)
06/01/14 P Jeff Manship Quad 15-day DL (6/1)
05/20/14 P Cliff Lee Elbow 15-day DL (5/20)
05/13/14 2B Freddy Galvis Collarbone out 6-8 weeks
03/28/14 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder 60-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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