Philadelphia Phillies at San Diego Padres 9/16/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/15/2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Petco Park in San Diego
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On Tuesday, A.J. Burnett (8-16) will make the start for the Philadelphia Phillies when they face San Diego Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy (10-13), who has lost two consecutive starts.
Last week, A.J. Burnett gave up four runs in six innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates and ended up suffering his league-leading 16th loss of the season. He allowed six hits in that outing while striking out seven hitters and walking three. Burnett now has a 4.34 ERA and he has walked 3.8 hitters per nine innings this year.
Padres outfielder Will Venable has seven hits in his 16 at-bats against Burnett with a double, two home runs and four RBI. Rene Rivera is just 3-for-14 against him in his career with a walk and five strikeouts.
In his last start, Ian Kennedy lost his second game in a row when he was beaten by the Los Angeles Dodgers on the road. He gave up three earned runs in six innings of work in that start and walked one batter while striking out five. Kennedy has a 3.77 ERA after that loss and he has struck out 189 batters in 181.1 innings this year.
Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd has five hits in his 18 at-bats versus Kennedy with two home runs and seven RBI. Veteran first baseman Ryan Howard is 2-for-15 against him in his career with no walks and four strikeouts.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 76-62-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.4
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 55-88-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Diego Padres is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
09/11/14 SS Jimmy Rollins Hamstring out indefinitely
09/05/14 P Mario Hollands Shoulder 60-day DL (9/4)
08/01/14 P Cliff Lee Elbow 15-day DL (7/31), out for season
06/20/14 3B Reid Brignac Ankle 15-day DL (6/20)
San Diego Padres
09/03/14 SS Ryan Jackson Undisclosed 60-day DL (9/2)
08/30/14 P Joaquin Benoit Shoulder out indefinitely
08/14/14 1B Yonder Alonso Forearm 15-day DL (8/13), out for season
08/12/14 SS Everth Cabrera Hamstring 15-day DL (8/10)
07/28/14 LF Carlos Quentin Knee 15-day DL (7/27)
06/26/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
05/22/14 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (5/18)
03/28/14 P Cory Luebke Elbow 60-day DL (3/7)
03/28/14 P Josh Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (3/21); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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