Milwaukee Brewers vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 8/16/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (46-70) at Milwaukee Brewers (49-68)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 2:10 pm (Miller Park)
A Harang (5-13) (4.52) vs. Taylor Jungmann (6-4) (2.42)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -165 / Philadelphia Phillies +155 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Philadelphia, FS-Wisconsin
The Philadelphia Phillies look to leave Miller Park with a win versus the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Philadelphia Phillies have slowed down over the past week and want to get back to those winning ways. The slow down lasted another day with a 4-2 loss at Miller Park to saddle the Phils with defeats in four of five. Starter Jerome Williams gave up two runs (one earned) with Justin De Fratus and Luis Garcia allowing a run apiece. A hot Chase Utley went 2-4 with his 5th long ball with Ryan Howard delivering an RBI single that scored Odubel Herrera. Philadelphia goes with veteran Aaron Harang on the hill on Sunday afternoon. Harang has struggled the past two times out with 12 runs scored on 19 hits including three homers in 10.1 frames.
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The Milwaukee Brewers have not reached expectations in 2015 but would love to knock off as many contenders as possible. The Brewers have now won back to back contests and shoot for the sweep Sunday afternoon. Starter Jimmy Nelson continued to throw the ball well with both runs plated through 6.2 frames with three relievers finishing the job. The Brew Crew totaled ten hits with Scooter Gennett going 4-4 with a pair of RBI’s with a run while Jean Segura drove in a run and scored. Taylor Jungmann toes the rubber for the second time this season on Sunday. Jungmann comes off of a 4-2 loss to the Cubs on the road with four runs given up (two earned) over 2.2 innings.
Philadelphia are 16-7 in their last 23 games on grass and are 22-49 in their last 71 road games while going 17-8 in their last 25 overall. The under is 13-6-2 in Milwaukee’s last 21 overall and is 13-6-2 in their last 21 on grass. I don’t know if the Phils are due to fall or the Brewers are due for a run but…