Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets 7/28/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/27/2014
Monday, July 28, 2014, 7:10 PM on CSPh, SNY
Citi Field, Flushing, New York
Philadelphia Phillies - Burnett, A (6-9) vs. New York Mets - Colon, B (9-8)
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Monday night, A.J. Burnett takes the hill for the Philadelphia Phillies as they face Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets. Burnett makes his 23rd start as Colon makes his 21st.
A.J. Burnett didn't get the decision his last time out and that held his record at 6 - 9 with a 3.86 ERA. In that outing, Burnett hurled 8 scoreless innings and allowed 4 hits and 4 walks while striking out 6. Burnett has been up and down this season and has had some decent starts along the way. Last season, Burnett was only 10 - 11 with a 3.30 ERA in 30 starts for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
In 2013, Burnett pitched to a no-decision in his only start against the Mets. This season, Burnett had another no-decision against New York after allowing 5 runs and 5 hits in 7 innings.
Bartolo Colon picked up the win in his last start and that improved his record to 9 - 8 with a 4.03 ERA. In the victory, Colon allowed 2 runs and 3 hits in 7.1 innings. He walked a batter and struck out 5. In his last 10 starts, Colon is 5 - 3. It's doubtful that he will match his win total from 2013, when he posted a record of 18 - 6 with a 2.65 ERA in 30 starts for the Oakland A's.
In 2013, Colon didn't face the Phillies but he has a start against them this season. In that outing, Colon got the win after holding Philadelphia to 2 runs and 6 hits in 7 innings.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 53-43-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.6
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 45-47-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Mets is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
07/22/14 RF John Mayberry Wrist 15-day DL (7/21)
06/25/14 C Wil Nieves Quad 15-day DL (6/19)
06/20/14 3B Reid Brignac Ankle 15-day DL (6/20)
06/07/14 P Mike Adams Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (6/7)
05/13/14 2B Freddy Galvis Collarbone out 6-8 weeks
New York Mets
06/25/14 C Taylor Teagarden Hamstring 15-day DL (6/22)
04/01/14 P Bobby Parnell Elbow 15-day DL (4/1), out for season
03/28/14 P Matt Harvey Elbow 60-day DL (3/30), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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