Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies 9/28/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/27/2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia
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Sunday afternoon, the Atlanta Braves will send Alex Wood (11 - 11, 2.78 ERA) to the mound to take on the Philadelphia Phillies and Cole Hamels (9 - 8, 2.47 ERA). Wood will make his 25th start and 36th appearance as Hamels makes his 30th start.
Alex Wood took the loss in his last outing despite a decent start for the young lefty. Wood allowed 3 runs and 7 hits (including a homer) in 6.2 innings. He walked 2 batters and struck out 6. Wood has given the Braves some quality innings in recent starts and has allowed 3 or more runs just 3 times in his last 10 appearances. He is 4 -3 in those 10 outings. Last season, Wood started 11 games and made 20 relief appearances to finish his rookie year with a 3 - 3 record and a 3.13 ERA.
In 2013, Wood was 1 - 0 with a 3.86 ERA in 2 starts and 5 relief appearance against the Phillies. This season, Wood is 1 -1 in 2 starts against Philadelphia this season.
Cole Hamels took the hard luck loss his last time out. In 7 innings of work, Hamels allowed just 2 runs and 7 hits as he walked a batter and struck out 4. Hamels was simply the victim of a lack of run support as his offense was shutout. Hamels has pitched well in his last 10 outings but his 3 -3 record in that span doesn't illustrate that. Last season, Hamels was just 8 - 14 with a 3.60 ERA in 33 starts.
In 2013, Hamels was 2 - 1 with a 3.27 ERA in 3 starts against the Braves. This season, he is 2 - 0 in 3 starts against Atlanta.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 63-83-13 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Atlanta Braves is -0.2
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 81-67-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
09/24/14 P Mike Minor Shoulder out for season
07/29/14 P Shae Simmons Shoulder 15-day DL (7/29)
06/20/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 60-day DL (6/20), out for season
06/20/14 P Pedro Beato Elbow 15-day DL (6/19)
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); out for season
09/11/14 SS Jimmy Rollins Hamstring likely out for season
09/05/14 P Mario Hollands Shoulder 60-day DL (9/4)
08/01/14 P Cliff Lee Elbow 15-day DL (7/31), out for season
06/20/14 3B Reid Brignac Ankle 15-day DL (6/20)
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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