San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 8/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (43-67) at San Diego Padres (52-58)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 8:40 pm (PETCO Park)
Adam Morgan (2-3) (4.46) vs. T Ross (8-8) (3.43)
The Line: San Diego Padres -171 / Philadelphia Phillies +161 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego
The San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies face off on Saturday at PETCO Park as they continue their MLB series.
The San Diego Padres took an early lead on Friday only to lose in extra innings. Yangervis Solarte, Justin Upton, and Derek Norris each had two hits as the Padres scored three runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher James Shields allowed six hits and three runs while striking out eight over 6.2 innings to not get a decision as Kevin Quackenbush took the loss. For Saturday’s game the Padres start Tyson Ross who has allowed 123 hits and 50 earned runs while striking out 142 over 133.2 innings for an 8-8 record and a 3.37 ERA.
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The Philadelphia Phillies never gave up on Friday and it paid off as they got the win. Ryan Howard, Dominic Brown, Cody Asche, and Cameron Rupp each hit home runs as the Phillies scored four runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Aaron Nola allowed six hits and three runs while striking out six over 6.0 innings to not get a decision as Hector Neris got the win and Kenneth Giles earned the save. For Saturday’s game the Phillies start Adam Morgan who has allowed 42 hits and 19 earned runs hwile striking out 21 over 38.1 innings for a 2-3 record and a 4.46 ERA.
San Diego is 6-1 as a favorite, 5-2 in game two of a series, and 5-1 in Ross’ last six starts as a favorite. Philadelphia is 14-5 in their last 19 games, 12-5 as an underdog, and 16-45 as a road underdog. Philadelphia is 50-22 in their last 72 games against San Diego.
I don’t see a lot of scoring here so my free pick is going to be the under.