Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves 7/20/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/19/2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014, 1:35 PM on CSPh, FSSO
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
Philadelphia Phillies - Kendrick, K (4-9) vs. Atlanta Braves - Wood, A (6-7)
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Philadelphia Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick will try to win just his fifth game of the season on Sunday afternoon when he faces 23-year-old Alex Wood and the Atlanta Braves.
Kyle Kendrick had a pretty rough start his last time on the mound when he was defeated by the Washington Nationals at home. He gave up five runs in 5.2 innings that day and struck out five hitters while walking no one. Kendrick is currently 4-9 with a 4.62 ERA and he has given up 130 hits in 120.2 innings of work.
Braves outfielder Justin Upton has six hits in his 20 at-bats versus Kendrick with two home runs and four RBI. Jason Heyward is just 5-for-28 against him in his career with three walks and seven strikeouts.
In his last outing, left-hander Alex Wood pitched 5.1 innings against the Chicago Cubs on the road and ended up with a no decision. He allowed four runs on five hits in that game while striking out six batters and walking three. Wood currently has a 3.36 ERA and he has been able to strike out 82 batters in 85.2 innings.
Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is 4-for-9 against Wood in his career with a double and an RBI, while shortstop Jimmy Rollins is hitless against him in his 11 at-bats against the lefty with no walks and two strikeouts.
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)
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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