Houston Astros at Philadelphia Phillies 8/7/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/6/2014
Thursday, August 7, 2014, 7:05 PM on CSNH, CSPh
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Houston Astros - McHugh, C (4-9) vs. Philadelphia Phillies - Carmona, F (6-8)
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Houston Astros right-hander Collin McHugh (4-9) will attempt to win his first game since June 3 on Thursday night when he faces Roberto Hernandez (6-8) and the Philadelphia Phillies.
Collin McHugh pitched pretty well against the Toronto Blue Jays last Friday and ended up with a no decision. He went 6.1 innings in that start and allowed just one run on five hits while striking out five batters and walking one. Through 16 starts, he now has a 3.32 ERA and he has only given up 70 hits in 95 innings of work.
Phillies veteran shortstop Jimmy Rollins has one hit in his two at-bats versus McHugh with a single and two RBI. None of the Phillies have faced McHugh more than two times.
Veteran right-hander Roberto Hernandez was able to pick up his second win in a row last Friday when he defeated the Washington Nationals on the road. He pitched eight strong innings in that game and allowed just one unearned run on five hits while walking one and striking out three. He has only given up 108 hits in 121 innings of work this season and he now has a 3.87 ERA.
Astros designated hitter Chris Carter has one hits in three at-bats against Hernandez with a solo home run. Young outfielder Jake Marisnick is 0-for-3 against him in his career with two strikeouts.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 54-55-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Houston Astros is -0.8
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 58-47-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.7
Injuries to Watch
08/03/14 1B Jesus Guzman Back 15-day DL (8/2)
07/29/14 P Josh Zeid Foot 15-day DL (7/25), out for season
07/23/14 RF George Springer Knee 15-day DL (7/20)
07/08/14 RF Alex Presley Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
07/01/14 CF Dexter Fowler Back 15-day DL (6/27)
06/21/14 P Jose Cisnero Elbow 60-day DL (6/20)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 60-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
08/05/14 LF Domonic Brown Strep Throat doubtful Tuesday vs. Houston Astros
08/01/14 P Cliff Lee Elbow 15-day DL (7/31), likely out for season
07/22/14 RF John Mayberry Wrist 15-day DL (7/21)
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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