New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies 8/11/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/10/2014
Monday, August 11, 2014, 1:05 PM on SNY, CSPh
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
New York Mets - Niese, J (5-8) vs. Philadelphia Phillies - Buchanan, D (6-5)
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On Monday afternoon, Jonathon Niese (5-8) will try to end his current four-game losing streak when he and the New York Mets take on David Buchanan (6-5) and the Philadelphia Phillies.
In his last start, Jonathon Niese gave up six runs in six innings to the Washington Nationals and ended up taking the loss. He allowed eight hits, including two home runs, in that outing and walked two while striking out two. On the season, Niese has only walked 2.4 batters per nine innings and currently has a 3.51 ERA for the Mets.
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has 10 hits in 27 at-bats against Niese with two doubles, a home runs and three RBI. Chase Utley has just three hits against him in 28 at-bats with two walks and three strikeouts.
Rookie David Buchanan pitched 6.1 innings against the Houston Astros at home on Wednesday and ended up notching his second win in a row. He gave up three runs on nine base hits in that game and walked no one while striking out five. He now has a 4.39 ERA on the year and he has given up 68 hits in 65.2 innings of work.
Mets outfielder Juan Lagares has one hit in his four at-bats against Buchanan with a double and no strikeouts. None of the Mets have faced Buchanan more than four times in their careers.
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
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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