Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/24/14
San Francisco Giants (57-44) at Philadelphia Phillies (43-58)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Tim Hudson (R) (8-6) (2.773) vs. Cole Hamels (L) (4-5) (2.834)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -120 / San Francisco Giants +110 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and the San Francisco Giants face off on Thursday as the y close out their series at Citizen’s Bank Ballpark.
The Philadelphia Phillies lost for the fourth time in a row and for the seventh time in their last eight games as they lost to the Giants on Wednesday. Ben Revere and Carlos Ruiz each had two hits and Jimmy Rollins and Marlin Byrd each had hits as the Phillies scored one run on seven hits. Starting pitcher A.J. Burnett allowed four hits and struck out six over 8.0 scoreless innings to not get a decision and Jonathan Papelbon took the loss to fall to 2-2 fro the season. For Thursday’s game the Phillies start Cole Hamels who looks to be regaining his old form. For the season Hamels has allowed 96 hits and 36 earned runs while striking out 115 over 114.1 innings for a 4-5 record and a 2.83 ERA.
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The San Francisco Giants rallied late to get the win over the Phillies on Wednesday and at the same time extended their lead over the Dodgers to two games in the NL West. Hunter Pence hit a bases loaded double to drive in all three runs and Pablo Sandoval and Ehire Adrianza each had hits as the Giants scored three runs on five hits. Starting pitfher Madison Bumgarner allowed five hits and struck out six over 8.0 scoreless innings to get the win and raise his record to 12-7 for the season and Santiago Casilla earned his seventh save. For Thursday’s game the Giants start Tim Hudson who won last time out to end a personal string of four losing decisions. For the season Hudson has allowed 120 hits and 39 earned runs while striking out 81 over 126.1 innings for an 8-6 record and a 2.78 ERA.
Philadelphia is 2-5 as a favorite, 1-7 in their last eight games, and 5-2 in Hamels’ last seven starts in game four of a series. San Francisco is 6-1 in their last seven games, 6-1 against the NL East, and 4-1 in Hudson’s last five road starts. San Francisco has won their last five games against Philadelphia.
This looks like a tight one and even as bad as the Phillies have been I like how Hamels has been pitching and I like him here.
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