San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7/24/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/23/2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 1:05 PM on CSBy, CSPh
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
San Francisco Giants - Hudson, T (8-6) vs. Philadelphia Phillies - Hamels, C (4-5)
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Thursday afternoon, the San Francisco Giants will give the ball to Tim Hudson as they take on the Philadelphia Phillies and Cole Hamels. It will be the 20 th start for Hudson and the 18th for Hamels.
Tim Hudson got the win his last time out and that boosted his record to 8 - 6 with a 2.78 ERA. In that victory, Hudson allowed just a run on 8 hits in 7.1 innings of work. He didn't issue a single walk as he struck out 3. The win broke a streak for Hudson where he went 0 - 4 in 5 starts. He has already matched his win total of 2013 when he went 8 - 7 with a 3.97 ERA in 21 starts for the Atlanta Braves.
Last season, Hudson was 1 - 0 with a 3.18 ERA in 2 starts against the Phillies. Hudson might want to pitch around Philadelphia's Ryan Howard. Howard is batting .328 with 7 homers and 17 RBIs against Hudson.
Cole Hamels took his record to 4 - 5 with an ERA of 2.83 after getting the victory in his last start. In that outing, Hamels surrendered a run on 4 hits in 7 innings. He struck out 9 without issuing any walks. Hamels appears to be turning it around as the 2nd half of the season starts. Last season, Hamels was 8 - 14 with a 3.60 ERA in 33 starts.
In 2013, Hamels pitched to a no-decision in his only start against the Giants after throwing 8 scoreless innings. Buster Posey could be an issue for Hamels as Posey is 7 of 11 with a homer and 5 RBIs against the veteran lefty.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 49-45-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.4
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 51-41-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
07/21/14 P Matt Cain Elbow 15-day DL (7/21)
07/20/14 1B Brandon Belt Concussion 7-day DL (7/20)
06/25/14 CF Angel Pagan Back 15-day DL (6/16)
06/27/14 C Carlos Ruiz Concussion 7-day DL (6/25)
06/25/14 C Wil Nieves Quad 15-day DL (6/19)
06/20/14 3B Reid Brignac Ankle 15-day DL (6/20)
06/17/14 P Jonathan Pettibone Shoulder out indefinitely
06/07/14 P Mike Adams Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (6/7)
05/13/14 2B Freddy Galvis Collarbone out 6-8 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take San Francisco
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