Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies 9/10/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/9/2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia
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Wednesday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates will give the ball to Vance Worley (6 - 4, 3.05 ERA) as they square off against the Philadelphia Phillies and Jerome Williams (5 - 5, 5.34 ERA). Worley will make his 15th start and 16th appearance and Williams will make his 8th start and 34th appearance.
Vance Worley pitched to a no-decision in his last start despite allowing 3 runs on 5 hits in 4.2 innings of work. Worley walked 4 and struck out 6. Worley has hit a rough patch in his last few starts as he has allowed 3 or more runs in 4 of his last 5 starts. He is 1 - 3 in those 5 starts but he is 4 - 3 in his last 10 outings. In 2013, Worley started 10 games for the Minnesota Twins and compiled a record of 1 - 5 with a 7.21 ERA.
Worley didn't face the Phillies last season and has only seen one hitter on his former team before. Marlon Byrd is 2 for 4 against Worley with 2 RBIs.
Jerome Williams was roughed up in his last outing but he escaped with a no-decision. In 5 innings of work, Williams gave up 5 runs and 9 hits (including a home run). He walked 2 and struck out 3. Williams had possessed a hot hand since coming to the Phillies and was 3 - 0 in his 1st four starts for Philadelphia prior to this one. He is 4 -2 in his last 10 appearances with the Phillies, Houston Astros and Texas Rangers. In 2013, Williams went 9 - 10 with a 4.57 ERA in 25 starts and 12 relief appearances for the Los Angeles Angels.
Williams took the loss in his only start against the Pirates in 2013 after allowing 5 runs and 8 hits (including 2 homers) in 6 innings of work. The Pirates are batting .273 against Williams with 9 hits, 2 homer and 5 RBIs in 33 at-bats.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 65-69-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is 0.1
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 73-58-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
09/07/14 LF Josh Harrison Ankle questionable
09/07/14 3B Pedro Alvarez Foot questionable
09/07/14 RF Travis Snider Hamstring questionable
08/18/14 P Charlie Morton Hernia 15-day DL (8/16)
08/16/14 P Stolmy Pimentel Ankle 15-day DL (8/14)
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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