Philadelphia Phillies vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 4/10/14
Milwaukee Brewers (5-2) at Philadelphia Phillies (3-4)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Marco Estrada (R) (0-0) (1.587) vs. Cliff Lee (L) (2-0) (6.000)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -125 / Milwaukee Brewers +110 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Wisconsin, TCN-Phil
The Philadelphia Phillies conclude their series with the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizen's Bank Park.
I don't know where Milwaukee fits in the National League Central but they have been absolutely crushing the ball which has been a huge factor in their 6-2 start. The Brewers pounded the ball once again in a 9-4 victory at Philadelphia Wednesday to help bail out Matt Garza who labored a bit with four runs plated (three earned) on eight hits over six frames. Thatt was no problem for the bats who produced 12 hits and walked twice. Mark Reynolds slugged a two run bomb with Carlos Gomez going solo while Ryan Braun smacked a two run triple. Milwaukee hands the ball to Marco Estrada who is looking for his second straight solid outing to begin the year. Estrad a did not get a decision in a 6-2 win at Boston with two runs allowed (one earned) on four hits in 5.2 innings.
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Philadelphia really wanted to get off to a quick start to silence the naysayers but that hasn't happened as the errors and pen failed them again in Wednesday's defeat for loss number three in a row. Roberto Hernandez gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits over five frames. Antonio Bastardo came on to allow three runs (one earned) with Justin De Fratus giving up two more. The offense posted nine hits and a trio of walks with Marlon Byrd swinging the big bat with a pair of runs batted in. Veteran left hander Cliff Lee looks to go 3-0 on the season following a 2-0 victory at Wrigley Field. Lee gave up ten hits and struck out six but did not issue a walk seven innings of work.
The Phillies need a positive right now with the mistakes and key players out as well as simply poor play on the field. I'll back them with Cliff Lee but he might have to hit a few homers and toss a shutout...