New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies 8/8/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/7/2014
Friday, August 8, 2014, 7:05 PM on SNY, CSPh
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
New York Mets - Colon, B (10-9) vs. Philadelphia Phillies - Burnett, A (6-11)
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Friday night, a pair of veteran right-handers meet as the New York Mets give the ball to Bartolo Colon (10 – 9, 4.12 ERA) as they take on A.J. Burnett (6 – 11, 4.16 ERA) and the Philadelphia Phillies. It will be the 23rd start for Colon and the 25th for Burnett.
Bartolo Colon took the loss in his last start after one of his rougher outings of the season. Colon was tagged for 6 runs and 8 hits (including 2 homers) in just 4.2 innings. He struck out 5 without issuing any walks. The years might be catching up to the formerly seemingly ageless right hander as he is just 2 - 4 in his last 7 starts. Last season, Colon was 18 – 6 with a 2.65 ERA in 30 starts for the Oakland A’s.
Last season, Colon didn’t face the Phillies but he has seen them twice this season. In 2 starts against Philadelphia, Colon is 2 – 0.
A.J. Burnett dropped his 2nd straight game the last time out after a game that he would probably like to forget. It was a short night for the veteran right-hander after he went just 1.2 innings and surrendered 5 runs and 3 hits (including a home run). Before Burnett could get the hook, he was ejected for showing his displeasure with the home plate umpire’s calls. The loss dropped Burnett’s record to 1 – 4 in his last 6 starts. Last season with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Burnett posted a record of 10 – 11 with a 3.30 ERA in 30 starts.
In 2013, Burnett pitched to a no-decision in his only start against the Mets. This season, Burnett is 0 – 1 in 2 starts against New York.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 48-52-13 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is 0.1
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 58-48-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.7
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
08/05/14 LF Domonic Brown Strep Throat questionable
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
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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