Philadelphia Phillies at Pittsburgh Pirates 7/6/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/5/2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014, 1:35 PM on CSPh, ROOT
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Phillies - Burnett, A (5-7) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - Locke, J (1-1)
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Right-hander A.J. Burnett will try to win his sixth game of the year when he and the Philadelphia Phillies face off against Jeff Locke and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday afternoon.
In his start against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, A.J. Burnett pitched six innings and ended up with a no decision. He gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits in that outing while walking four batters and striking out 10. Through 18 starts, Burnett is 5-7 with a 3.92 ERA and he has struck out 95 batters in 117 innings.
Travis Snider has faced Burnett more than any of the other Pirates and is 3-for-9 against him with two doubles and five strikeouts. First baseman Ike Davis is 0-for-3 against Burnett with one strikeout.
Jeff Locke had a strong outing against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, but he had to settle for the no decision. He pitched eight innings in that game and gave up just two runs on eight hits while striking out three batters and walking just one. He is now 1-1 through six starts on the year and he has only walked five batters in 41.2 innings.
Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is 1-for-2 against Locke with a walk and a double in his career. Veteran shortstop Jimmy Rollins hasn't been able to get a hit against him in six at-bats and he has been struck out twice.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 41-37-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.5
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 37-42-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
07/02/14 LF Domonic Brown Personal paternity leave list
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
06/11/14 P Francisco Liriano Side 15-day DL (6/11)
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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