Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets 7/30/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/29/2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:10 PM on CSPh, SNY
Citi Field, Flushing, New York
Philadelphia Phillies - Kendrick, K (5-10) vs. New York Mets - Wheeler, Z (5-8)
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Wednesday afternoon, the Philadelphia Phillies will take the field behind Kyle Kendrick (5 -10, 4.87 ERA) as they square off against the New York Mets and Zack Wheeler (5 - 8, 3.64 ERA). Both pitchers will be making their 22nd starts of the season.
Kyle Kendrick picked up the win his last time out after a 5.2 inning effort where he allowed 3 runs and 6 hits. He walked a batter while striking out 5. Kendrick has had a hard time keeping his opponents off the board this season and that is a main reason for his record. Last season was basically the same for Kendrick as he finished the year with a 10 - 13 record and a 4.70 ERA in 30 starts.
In 2013, Kendrick was 3 -1 with a 3.04 ERA in 4 starts against the Mets. This season, Kendrick has 2 no-decisions against the Mets in 2 starts.
Zack Wheeler didn't get the decision in his last outing even though he put together a decent performance. Wheeler gave up just 2 runs and 3 hits in 6.2 innings as he walked 2 and struck out 9. Wheeler has shown some good stuff in his last few outings and has only allowed 6 runs in his last 5 starts. The young righty should be able to post more wins this season than he did last season when he was 7 - 5 with a 3.42 ERA in 17 starts.
During his rookie campaign in 2013, Wheeler was 0 - 1 with a 3.18 ERA in 2 starts against the Phillies. This season, Wheeler beat Philadelphia after hold in them to a run (on a solo homer) and 4 hits in 6.1 innings.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 54-44-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.6
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 45-49-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Mets is 0
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
07/26/14 P Daisuke Matsuzaka Elbow 15-day DL (7/24)
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
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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