Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets 8/29/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/28/2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Citi Field in Queens
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Friday night, David Buchanan (6 – 7, 4.21 ERA) gets the call for the Philadelphia Phillies as they take on Jacob deGrom (6 – 6, 3.13 ERA) and the New York Mets. Buchanan makes his 15th start as deGrom makes his 18th.
David Buchanan didn’t get the decision in his last start despite a relatively decent outing from the rookie right-hander. In 5 innings of work, Buchanan allowed 2 runs and 8 hits (including a home run). He walked 2 batters but didn’t strike out anyone. Buchanan has been shaky at times but he has battled to a 5 - 4 record in his last 10 starts. At Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season, Buchanan was 5 – 1 with a 3.98 ERA in 9 starts.
Buchanan has made 2 starts against the Mets this season but he was unable to beat New York in either of those outings and will bring an 0 – 2 record into this start.
Jacob deGrom took the loss after getting knocked around in his last start. deGrom gave up 5 runs and 5 hits (including a home run) in 6 innings of work. He walked 2 and struck out 7. Prior to the loss, deGrom hadn’t been on the losing end of a decision since early July. In his last 10 outings, he is 6 - 2. Before the Mets called him up, deGrom was 4 – 0 with a 2.58 ERA at Triple-A.
deGrom has only faced the Phillies once this season and he didn’t get the decision in that start after allowing 3 runs and 3 hits (including a home run) in 6.1 innings of work.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 67-54-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.5
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 59-59-14 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Mets is 0
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)
New York Mets
08/26/14 3B David Wright Neck questionable
07/26/14 P Daisuke Matsuzaka Elbow 15-day DL (7/24)
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 Philadelphia
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