Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 6/27/2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 2:05 PM on FSSO, CSPh
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Atlanta Braves - Santana (5-5, 4.15 ERA vs. Philadelphia Phillies - Hernandez (3-6, 4.41 ERA)
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Saturday afternoon, Ervin Santana takes the mound for the Atlanta Braves as they take on Roberto Hernandez and the Philadelphia Phillies. Santana makes his 15th start as Hernandez makes his 15th start and 18th appearance.
Ervin Santana lost his 3rd straight game in his last start and that dropped his record to 5 – 5 with a 4.15 ERA. In the loss, Santana gave up 3 runs and 6 hits in 6 innings as he walked a batter and struck out 9. The last 2 starts haven’t been as bad but Santana hasn’t had much support from his offense. With a few runs behind him, he should be able to match or better 2013 when he went 9 – 10 with a 3.24 ERA in 32 starts for the Kansas City Royals.
Last season, Santana didn’t face the Phillies but he has 2 starts against them this season. In his first start he pitched to a no-decision. In his 2nd start (less than 2 weeks ago) he took the loss after allowing 4 runs on 8 hits (including a homer) in 6 innings of work.
Roberto Hernandez lost his last outing and that lowered his record to 3 - 6 with a 4.41 ERA. Hernandez threw 6 innings in the loss and gave up 2 runs and 3 hits while walking 3 and striking out 6. Hernandez has been shaky at best in his last few starts and he seem headed for another season like 2013 when he went 6 – 13 with a save and a 4.89 ERA in 24 starts and 8 relief appearances for the Kansas City Royals.
Last season, Hernandez didn’t face the Braves but he has 2 starts against Atlanta this season. His first start resulted in a no-decision and he 2nd was a loss after he allowed 5 runs and 8 hits (including 2 homers) in 6 innings of work.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 30-44-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Atlanta Braves is -0.1
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 37-33-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.4
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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