Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves 9/1/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/31/2014
Monday, September 01, 2014
Turner Field in Atlanta
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Monday afternoon, Cole Hamels (7 – 6, 2.59 ERA) takes the mound for the Philadelphia Phillies as they face Julio Teheran (13 – 9, 2.90 ERA) and the Atlanta Braves. Hamels makes his 25th start as Teheran makes his 29th.
Cole Hamels had a relatively decent outing his last time out but he didn’t get the decision. Hamels pitched 7 innings and allowed 3 runs and 8 hits (including a home run) as he walked a batter and struck out 5. Even though Hamels has pitched well in recent starts, the no-decision was his 3rd in 4 starts. But he is 5 – 1 in his last 10 starts. In 2013, Hamels was 8 – 14 with a 3.60 ERA in 33 starts.
Last season, Hamels was 2 -1 with a 3.27 ERA in 3 starts against the Braves. This season, he is 1 – 0 against Atlanta in 2 starts.
Julio Teheran picked up his 3rd straight victory in his last start. Teheran allowed just a run (on a solo homer) and 3 hits in 6.1 innings of work. He walked 2 and struck out 4. He’s given up just 3 runs in this 3 game win streak. Teheran had a 3 game losing streak before this win streak and that is why he is just 5 - 4 in his last 10 starts. Last season, Teheran went 14 – 8 with a 3.20 ERA in 30 starts.
In 2013, Teheran was 1 – 1 with a 6.55 ERA in 2 starts against the Phillies. This season, Teheran is 2 – 0 in 3 starts against Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 68-54-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.5
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 54-69-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta Braves is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
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)
07/29/14 P Shae Simmons Shoulder 15-day DL (7/29)
06/20/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 60-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); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta
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