Philadelphia Phillies at San Francisco Giants 8/16/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/15/2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
AT&T Park in San Francisco
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Saturday afternoon, the Philadelphia Phillies will take the field behind Kyle Kendrick (5 - 11, 4.88 ERA) as they square off against the San Francisco Giants and Tim Hudson (8 - 9, 2.81 ERA). Kendrick will make his 25th start as Hudson makes his 24th.
Kyle Kendrick escaped with a no-decision in his last outing after surrendering 6 runs and 10 hits (including 2 homers) in just 5 innings of work. He walked 3 while striking out just 1. The start was typical of Kendrick this year as he has struggled to consistently get batters out and keep runs off the scoreboard. He is just 2 - 5 in his last 10 starts. In 2013, Kendrick was 10 - 13 with a 4.70 ERA in 30 starts.
Last season, Kendrick was 1 - 1 with an 8.00 ERA in 2 starts against the Giants. As a team, the Giants are batting .270 against Kendrick with 27 hits, a homer and 7 RBIs in 100 at-bats.
Tim Hudson had a decent start his last time out but it still resulted in a loss. Hudson allowed 3 runs and 6 hits (including a home run) in 6 innings of work. He struck out a batter without issuing any walks. Hudson's offense didn't give him any help and that spoiled his outing. Hudson hasn't had a victory in nearly a month and is just 1 - 7 in his last 10 starts. Last season, Hudson was 8 - 7 with an ERA of 3.97 in 21 starts for the Atlanta Braves.
In 2013, Hudson was 1 - 0 with a 3.18 ERA in 2 starts against the Phillies. Earlier this season, Hudson took the hard luck loss against the Phillies after allowing just 2 runs and 8 hits in 6 innings.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 63-50-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.6
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 56-57-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.2
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)
05/13/14 2B Freddy Galvis Collarbone out 6-8 weeks
San Francisco Giants
08/08/14 1B Brandon Belt Concussion 7-day DL (8/7)
08/05/14 P Matt Cain Elbow 15-day DL (7/11), out for season
07/26/14 SS Ehire Adrianza Hamstring 15-day DL (7/25)
07/26/14 C Hector Sanchez Concussion 15-day DL (8/10)
07/26/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 15-day DL (7/25)
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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