New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies 8/10/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/9/2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014, 1:35 PM on SNY, CSPh
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
New York Mets - Wheeler, Z (7-8) vs. Philadelphia Phillies - Kendrick, K (5-11)
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Sunday afternoon, the New York Mets will give Zack Wheeler (7 - 8, 3.48 ERA) the call as they take on the Philadelphia Phillies and Kyle Kendrick (5 - 11, 4.74 ERA). It will be the 24th starts of the season for both pitchers.
Zack Wheeler added another victory to his stats after a solid turn in his last start. In the win, Wheeler allowed just a run on 7 hits in 6.2 innings as he walked 4 and struck out 5. Wheeler hasn't lost a game since the end of June. He is 4 - 0 in his last 7 starts and hasn't given up more than 2 runs in any of those outings. Last season, he posted a record of 7 - 5 with a 3.42 ERA in 17 starts during his rookie campaign.
In 2013, Wheeler was 0 - 1 with a 3.18 ERA in 2 starts against Philadelphia. This season, Wheeler is 2 - 0 in his 2 meetings against the Phillies.
Kyle Kendrick had a great outing in his last start but he wasn't rewarded with the decision. Kendrick allowed a run and 5 hits in 7 innings of work. He walked a batter and struck out 3. Kendrick hasn't turned in that many great performances this season and his record shows. He is just 3 - 4 in his last 10 starts. In 2013, Kendrick was just 10 - 13 with a 4.70 ERA in 30 starts.
Last season, Kendrick was 3 - 1 with a 3.04 ERA in 4 starts against the Mets. This season, he is just 0 - 1 in 3 starts against New York.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 50-52-13 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is 0
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 60-48-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
07/26/14 P Daisuke Matsuzaka Elbow 15-day DL (7/24)
04/01/14 P Bobby Parnell Elbow 15-day DL (4/1), out for season
03/28/14 P Matt Harvey Elbow 60-day DL (3/30), out for season
08/06/14 LF Domonic Brown Strep Throat questionable
08/01/14 P Cliff Lee Elbow 15-day DL (7/31), 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 New York
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