New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies 8/9/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/8/2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014, 7:05 PM on WPIX, WCAU
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
New York Mets - Gee, D (4-4) vs. Philadelphia Phillies - Hamels, C (6-6)
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Saturday night, Dillon Gee (4 – 4, 4.73 ERA) gets the call for the New York Mets as they take on Cole Hamels (6 -6, 2.42 ERA) and the Philadelphia Phillies. It will be the 14th start for Gee and the 21st for Hamels.
Dillon Gee pitched to a no-decision in his last outing and that just might have been a good thing. Gee surrendered 2 runs and 5 hits in 5.2 innings as he walked 3 and struck out 6. A no-decision doesn’t sound great until you consider the fact that Gee had lost his last 3 starts and hadn’t won a game since the beginning of July. In those 3 losses, Gee allowed at least 4 runs in each loss. Last season, Gee posted a record of 12 – 11 with an ERA of 3.62 in 32 starts.
In 2013, Gee was 1 – 2 with an ERA of 9.00 in 4 starts against the Phillies. This season, Gee is 0 – 1 in 2 starts against Philadelphia.
Cole Hamels got the loss in this last outing after his offense wasted a solid start from the former ace. Hamels allowed just a run on 4 hits in 7 innings of work. He walked a batter and struck out 6. But the offense couldn’t get on the board and Hamels suffered. The loss halted Hamels’ 3 game win streak. Hamels is 4 - 1 in his last 6 starts and he has allowed a run or less in 4 of those starts. Last season, Hamels was just 8 – 14 with a 3.60 ERA in 33 starts.
In 2013, Hamels was 2 – 3 with a 4.94 ERA in 5 starts against the Mets. This season, Hamels is 1 – 1 in 4 starts against New York.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 49-52-13 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is 0
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 59-48-7 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 Philadelphia
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