New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/28/2014
Tuesday, April 29, 7:05 PM on SNY, CSPh
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
New York Mets - Niese, J (1-2) vs. Philadelphia Phillies - Hamels, C (0-1)
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It didn't take Cole Hamels (0-1) long to get back into the swing of things after making his season debut on April 23rd. Despite tallying the loss, Hamels pitched well, allowing only 2 ER and 6 hits over 6 innings of work. The lefty had been sidelined by arm fatigue, starting the season on the DL, but looks to get into the win column in his first start at home against Jon Niese (1-2) and the Mets.
Hamels made 5 starts against New York last year, experiencing mixed results with a 2-3 record and 4.94 ERA. His last outing against the team came on September 20th where he allowed 6 runs on 10 hits in 7 innings of work. The game was the third of New York scoring 4+ runs on the year and this year's roster is batting .290 in their life against Hamels. David Wright leads the charge as he is hitting 22 of 63 (.349) with 5 home runs against the lefty.
The Mets counter with Niese, who has had success against the Phillies. Last season the pitcher allowed a single earned run in 15.2 innings including a complete game for an ERA of 0.57 against Philadelphia. Despite his success Niese was just 1-1 against Philadelphia in 2013 and 6-6 in his career.
So far in 2014 Niese has pitched well even though the win column doesn't reflect it. The pitcher has lowered his ERA to 2.45 after allowing only a single run in his last two contests. Niese hasn't given up more than 3 runs in a single start this season but the Mets offense scored a lone run in his two losses.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 10-11-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is 0
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 13-10-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
04/15/14 CF Juan Lagares Hamstring 15-day DL (4/14)
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
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 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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