Diamondbacks at Phillies - 5/15/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (15-18) at Philadelphia Phillies (12-23)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 15, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
C Anderson (0-1) (2.97) vs. C Billingsley (0-2) (9.00)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies / Arizona Diamondbacks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-PHI, FSN-AZ
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Philadelphia Phillies begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 26 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Diamondbacks have lost six of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Paul Goldschmidt leads Arizona with 42 hits and 28 RBI while Mark Trumbo and Ender Inciarte have combined for 33 RBI. The Arizona Diamondbacks have split their last eight games on the road. Chase Anderson gets the ball, and he’s 0-1 with a 2.97 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s first career game against the Phillies.
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The Philadelphia Phillies need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Phillies have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Phillies have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Freddy Galvis leads Philly with 42 hits and nine RBI while Ryan Howard and Chase Utley have combined for 31 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have split their last 10 games on their home field. Chad Billingsley takes the hill, and he’s 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA and five strikeouts this season. Billingsley is 10-9 with a 3.83 ERA and 151 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 0-5 in Andersons last 5 starts. The Phillies are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. National League West. The Diamondbacks are 5-16 in the last 21 meetings in Philadelphia and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Diamondbacks have had zero success playing in Philly, and Billingsley knows this Arizona team fairly well. I like the Phillies on their home field.