Milwaukee Brewers at Philadelphia Phillies Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/6/2014
Monday, April 7, 3:05 PM on FSWI, WCAU
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Milwaukee - Lohse, K (0-1) vs. Philadelphia - Kendrick, K (0-0)
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Two Kyle's square off Monday in Philadelphia as the Brewers' Kyle Lohse (0-1) takes on Kyle Kendrick (0-0) of the Phillies. Lohse wanted to get off to a better start for Milwaukee after going just 11-10 in his first year with the team in 2013, but scored the loss in an April 1st game against the Braves. Lohse pitched decent, allowing 3 ER over 7 innings while fanning 8 but gave up HR's to Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman which propelled Atlanta to a 5-3 win.
Lohse pitched well against the Phillies in his only start against the team in 2013. In a June matchup Lohse allowed just 1 run over 8 innings while striking out 6 as the Brewers erupted in a 9-1 win. The game helped lower Lohse's ERA from 4.39 at the time to 4.03 as he continued to the season ending 3.35 number. Lohse will look to limit Ryan Howard, who has gone 10 for 22 with 2 HR in his career against the pitcher. Other than that Phillies batters have hit a modest .229 in 144 all-time AB's.
Kendrick pitched well to kick off his 8th season with Philadelphia but it didn't transcend into the win column. Kendrick matched up with Texas on April 2nd and went 7 innings allowing just 1 run on 5 hits, but Jonathon Papelbon gave up 3 runs in the 9th to blow the Phillies lead and deal the team a 3-4 loss.
Kendrick started only 1 game against Milwaukee in 2013, a 3-4 Phillies loss last June. Kendrick went 6 innings and allowed just 3 runs but was knocked out with Philadelphia trailing 1-3. Only Milwaukee's Ryan Braun and Rickie Weeks have faced Kendrick more than 10 times with each having success (Braun .438 in 16 AB, Weeks .364 in 11 AB).
Milwaukee Betting Trends
Milwaukee is 0-4-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Milwaukee is +0.5
Philadelphia Betting Trends
Philadelphia is 1-3-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Philadelphia is +1.8
Injuries to Watch
03/31/14 P Tom Gorzel Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
04/05/14 SS Jimmy Rollins Personal probable
03/28/14 P Cole Hamels Bicep 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 LF Darin Ruf Oblique 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Ethan Martin Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 2B Freddy Galvis Staph Infection 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder 60-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Mike Adams Shoulder 15-day DL (3/26)
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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