Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins 7/2/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/1/2014
Wednesday, June 25, 7:05 PM
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Phillies - Hamels, C (2-4) vs. Miami Marlins - Koehler, T (5-6)
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Veteran left-hander Cole Hamels will try to win his first game since back in early June on Wednesday night when he and the Philadelphia Phillies take on Tom Koehler and the Miami Marlins.
Cole Hamels pitched seven good innings against the Miami Marlins last week, but he only got a no decision out of it. Hamels allowed three runs in those seven innings of work and walked zero while striking out seven. Hamels might have a 2-4 record this season, but his 2.84 ERA suggests that he should have a lot more wins than that. He's also only given up 76 hits in 88.2 innings.
Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has 12 hits in his 41 at-bats versus Hamels with two doubles, a triple and three home runs. Reed Johnson is just 2-for-12 against the lefty with three strikeouts.
Last Thursday, Tom Koehler went six innings against the Philadelphia Phillies and ended up having to settle for the no decision in a game the Phillies ended up winning 5-3. He gave up two runs on seven hits in that game while striking out six batters and walking no one. Through 16 starts, Koehler is 5-6 with a 3.70 ERA and he has only given up 81 hits in 97.1 innings pitched.
Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown has three hits in four at-bats against Koehler and he is the only player on his team who has hit a home run off of the right-hander.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 39-36-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.5
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 46-30-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami Marlins 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 15-day DL (6/7)
06/01/14 P Jeff Manship Quad 15-day DL (6/1)
05/20/14 P Cliff Lee Elbow 15-day DL (5/20)
05/13/14 2B Freddy Galvis Collarbone out 6-8 weeks
03/28/14 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder 60-day DL (3/21)
06/30/14 CF Marcell Ozuna Leg questionable
06/28/14 P Anthony DeSclafani Forearm questionable
06/25/14 SS Adeiny Hechavarria Tricep 15-day DL (6/21)
06/22/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (6/20)
05/28/14 P Carter Capps Elbow 60-day DL (5/26)
05/24/14 P Brad Hand Ankle 15-day DL (5/24)
05/13/14 P Jose Fernandez Elbow 15-day DL (5/10), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Miami
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