Philadelphia Phillies at St Louis Cardinals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/19/2014
Friday, June 20, 2014, 7:15 PM on CSPh, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Philadelphia Phillies - Burnett, A (4-6) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Garcia, J (3-0)
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On Friday night, veteran starter A.J. Burnett will get the start for the Philadelphia Phillies when they go up against Jaime Garcia and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Right-hander A.J. Burnett went eight innings against the Chicago Cubs at home on Sunday, but he still ended up taking the loss. He allowed three runs on eight hits in that game while striking out four and walking no one. In 15 starts this season, Burnett is 4-6 and he has walked 4.1 batters per nine innings, which is his highest walk rate in five years.
Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter has a .429 batting average through 21 at-bats against Burnett with two doubles, two triples and an RBI. Matt Holliday and Jhonny Peralta have both hit a home run off of Burnett.
Left-hander Jaime Garcia picked up his third win in his sixth start of the season on Sunday when he beat the Washington Nationals at home. He went seven innings in that outing and allowed just one run on five hits while striking out six and walking two. He is now 3-0 this season with just 32 hits given up in 38.2 innings.
Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins has just three hits in 17 at-bats against Garcia wit one strikeout. John Mayberry, on the other hand, is 5-for-11 against him with three doubles, four RBI and just one strikeout.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 35-28-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.5
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 29-37-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
06/18/14 SS Jimmy Rollins Rest questionable
06/17/14 P Jonathan Pettibone Shoulder out indefinitely
06/07/14 P Mike Adams Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (6/7)
06/01/14 P Jeff Manship Quad 15-day DL (6/1)
05/25/14 3B Cody Asche Hamstring 15-day DL (5/23)
05/20/14 P Cliff Lee Elbow 15-day DL (5/20)
05/13/14 2B Freddy Galvis Collarbone out 6-8 weeks
03/28/14 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder 60-day DL (3/21)
St Louis Cardinals
06/18/14 SS Jhonny Peralta Rest questionable
06/14/14 P Adam Wainwright Elbow questionable
05/24/14 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 15-day DL (5/24)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
04/17/14 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 15-day DL (4/17)
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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