Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/10/2014
Sunday, May 11, 1:10 PM on CSPh, SNY
Citi Field, Flushing, New York
Philadelphia Phillies - Hamels, C (0-2) vs. New York Mets - Niese, J (2-2)
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Sunday afternoon, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies will square off against Jonathon Niese and the New York Mets. Hamels will make his 4th start at Niese makes his 7th.
Cole Hamels has not looked good since he rejoined the Phillies’ starting rotation. He comes into this game with a 0 – 2 record and a 7.02 ERA after pitching to a no decision in his last outing. In that start, Hamels gave up 5 runs on 10 hits (including 2 home runs) in just 6 innings of work. He walked 1 and struck out 6. Last season, Hamels was a disappointing 8 – 14 with a 3.60 ERA in 33 starts.
In 2013, Hamels was 2 - 3 with a 4.94 ERA in 5 starts against the Mets. Less than 2 weeks ago, Hamels took the loss against the Mets after giving up 6 runs on 8 hits in just 4.2 innings of work.
Jonathon Niese missed getting the decision in his last start despite pitching 7 innings of shutout ball and allowing just 5 hits and a walk while striking out 6. His record was left at 2 – 2 as he improved his ERA to 1.82. Last season, Niese was 8 - 8 with a 3.71 ERA in 24 starts.
In 2013, Niese was 1 – 1 with a 0.57 ERA in 2 starts against Philadelphia. He beat the Phillies a little over a week ago after allowing a run on 4 hits through 7 innings of work.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 18-12-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.9
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 13-14-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Mets is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
03/28/14 LF Darin Ruf Oblique 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Ethan Martin Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder 60-day DL (3/21)
New York Mets
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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