Philadelphia Phillies vs. Baltimore Orioles - 6/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (33-31) at Philadelphia Phillies (22-44)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 1:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
B Norris (2-4) (8.29) vs. S O'Sullivan (1-5) (5.08)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +142 / Baltimore Orioles -152 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies look to end their struggles with a win over the visiting Baltimore Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles are trying to get back in the American League East race and have been heading in that direction. The surging Orioles remained hot with a 6-4 win at Philadelphia for their 9th in eleven contests. Ubaldo Jimenez got the win with all four runs plated (three earned) on eight hits over 6.2 frames. The Birds posted eight hits with Travis Snider and Chris Parmelee going deep an scoring twice while David Lough doubled in two. Bud Norris gets the ball in the final game of the series at Citizens Bank Park in Thursday action. Norris picked up a 9-4 win at the Yankees with all four runs scored on eight hits in 5.2 innings.
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The Philadelphia Phillies simply need a win or two to get something positive going but nothing positive happened Wednesday with the defense doing them in and squandering a solid effort on the mound. Starter Kevin Correia was charged with all six runs but just two were earned on seven hits through five innings. The Phillies managed nine hits and a base on balls with Freddy Galvis swinging the big bat with a homer and three RBI’s on a 2-4 night. Sean O’Sullivan looks for his second win of 2015 when he faces the surging Orioles on Thursday. O’Sullivan was saddled with a 4-3 loss at Pittsburgh with all four runs given up on eight hits and four BB in six frames.
Baltimore are 8-1 in their last 9 overall and are 8-1 in their last 9 games on grass while the Orioles are 1-7 in their last 8 interleague road games. Philadelphia are 1-9 in their last 10 Thursday games while the over is 21-7-2 in their last 30 Thursday games and is 6-2 in the Phillies last 8 vs. American League East. Norris is nothing special so if the Phillies are going to win one this might be it…