Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers 7/10/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/9/2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014, 2:10 PM on CSPh
Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Philadelphia Phillies - Buchanan, D (4-5) vs. Milwaukee Brewers - Garza, M (6-5)
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Thursday afternoon, the Philadelphia Phillies will take the field behind David Buchanan as they face the Milwaukee Brewers and Matt Garza. Buchanan will make his 9th start as Garza makes his 19th start.
David Buchanan saw his record fall to 4 - 5 with a 4.82 ERA after taking his 2nd straight loss. In that start, Buchanan allowed 3 runs on 6 hits (including a home run) as he walked a batter and struck out 3. Buchanan seems to alternate winning streaks with losing streaks this season. And consistency is a quality that a starting pitcher in the Majors needs desperately.
Buchanan has never appeared against the Brewers and he will need more than a good scouting report and advice from the rest of the pitching staff to get by the Brewers. But he seems due to start another winning streak.
Matt Garza won his 2nd straight in his last outing and that boosted his record to 6- 5 with a 3.78 ERA. In the victory, Garza pitched a complete game shutout as allowed 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 9. It was the best outing of the season for the veteran right-hander. Last season, Garza posted a 10 - 6 record with a 3.82 ERA in 24 starts for the Chicago Cubs and the Texas Rangers.
In 2013, Garza didn't face the Phillies but he has a start against them this season. In that outing, Garza pitched to a no-decision after allowing 4 runs and 8 hits in 6 innings of work.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 43-39-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.6
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 46-41-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0.3
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)
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
07/08/14 RF Ryan Braun Back questionable
06/09/14 P Tyler Thornburg Elbow 15-day DL (6/7)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 15-day DL (5/2)
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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