Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 7/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (28-57) at Los Angeles Dodgers (47-37)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
C Billingsley (0-2) (7.71) vs. Br Anderson (5-4) (2.91)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -251 / Philadelphia Phillies +230 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsNet LA
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies face off on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium for game two of their MLB series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers fell behind early on Monday but came back with a big offensive output to get the win. Adrian Gonzalez and Yasmani Grandal each hit home runs and Howie Kendrick had four hits as the Dodgers scored 10 runs on 15 hits. Starting pitcher Yimi Garcia allowed four hits and two runs while striking out two over two innings as J.P. Howell got the win to go to 4-1 for the season and Kenley Jansen earned his 14th save. For Tuesday’s game the Dodgers start Brett Anderson who has allowed 98 hits and 32 earned runs while striking out 69 over 96 innings for a 5-4 record and a 3.00 ERA.
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The Philadelphia Phillies battled with the Dodgers for seven innings but lost the lead for good after that as they lost game one in LA. Ryan Howard, Freddy Galvis, and Odubel Herrera each hit home runs as the Phillies scored seven runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Sean O’Sullivan allowed eight hits and seven runs, six earned, while striking out three over 5.1 innings to not get a decision as Jeanmar Gomez took the loss to fall to 0-2 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Phillies start Chad Billingsley who has allowed 33 hits and 18 earned runs while striking out eight over 21 innings for a 0-2 record and a 7.71 ERA.
Los Angeles is 40-18 in their last 58 home games, 2-5 in game two of a series, and 4-1 in Anderson’s last five starts as a favorite. Philadelphia is 20-45 in their last 65 games, 13-40 in their last 53 road games, and 1-7 in their last eight games against the NL West. Philadelphia is 11-6 in their last 17 games in Los Angeles.
Anderson has been red hot and Billingsley looks like a pitcher who will never regain his old form and look for the Dodgers to win easily.