Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves 7/19/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/18/2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014, 7:10 PM on WCAU, FSSO
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
Philadelphia Phillies - Hamels, C (3-5) vs. Atlanta Braves - Harang, A (9-6)
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On Saturday night, Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels will be going for just his fourth win of the year when he faces Aaron Harang and the Atlanta Braves.
Last Saturday, lefty Cole Hamels pitched well against the Washington Nationals, but he had to settle for the no decision in a game the Nats ended up winning 5-3. He went seven innings in that matchups and gave up three runs on four hits while striking out five and walking three. Hamels has struck out 106 batters in 107.1 innings this season and while only giving up eight home runs.
Braves second baseman Dan Uggla has hit three home runs off of Hamels in his career, but he is just 9-for-62 overall against him. Third baseman Chris Johnson is 6-or-17 against the left-hander with a double and an RBI.
In his start against the New York Mets last Saturday, Aaron Harang was able to pitch seven strong innings and pick up his ninth win of the season. He allowed just one earned run on four hits while striking out two hitters and walking four. Harang has been a solid signing for the Braves this season, going 9-6 with a 3.53 ERA.
Harang has never been a fan of facing Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd, who has nine hits in 20 at-bats against the right-hander with three home runs and six RBI.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 48-40-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.5
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 38-53-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta Braves is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
06/27/14 C Carlos Ruiz Concussion 7-day DL (6/25)
06/25/14 C Wil Nieves Quad 15-day DL (6/19)
06/20/14 3B Reid Brignac Ankle 15-day DL (6/20)
06/17/14 P Jonathan Pettibone Shoulder out indefinitely
06/07/14 P Mike Adams Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (6/7)
05/20/14 P Cliff Lee Elbow 60-day DL (5/20)
05/13/14 2B Freddy Galvis Collarbone out 6-8 weeks
07/01/14 C Evan Gattis Back 15-day DL (6/29)
06/20/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 15-day DL (6/20), out for season
06/20/14 P Pedro Beato Elbow 15-day DL (6/19)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta
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