Philadelphia Phillies at St Louis Cardinals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/21/2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014, 12:15 PM on CSPh, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Philadelphia Phillies - Kendrick, K (3-6) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Martinez, C (0-3)
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Veteran right-hander Kyle Kendrick will be going for his third consecutive win for the Philadelphia Phillies when he faces off against 22-year-old Carlos Martinez and the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday afternoon.
Kyle Kendrick did well in his start against the Atlanta Braves on the road on Tuesday night and came away with his third win of the season. He went seven innings in that start and allowed just two runs on six hits while striking out six and walking only one. Kendrick now has a 3-6 record on the year with a 3.97 ERA and a 1.336 WHIP.
Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday has hit a home run off of Kendrick in his career, but he is just 2-for-18 overall against him with three strikeouts. First baseman Matt Adams is 4-for-8 against him with a double and an RBI.
Second-year starter Carlos Martinez made his first start of the season on Monday against the New York Mets and ended up with a no decision. He went four innings in that game and allowed one unearned run on two hits while walking four and striking out three. In 38.2 innings as both a reliever and as a starter, Martinez has a 4.19 ERA and he's only given up two home runs.
Only three of the Phillies has faced Martinez, with Reid Brignac being the only one with a hit against him.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 36-29-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.4
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 29-39-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
06/20/14 3B Reid Brignac Ankle 15-day DL
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)
05/20/14 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
06/19/14 P Michael Wacha Undisclosed 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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