Red Sox vs. Phillies - 9/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (53-81) at Boston Red Sox (61-72)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 4, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
Adam Morgan (5-4) (4.03) vs. J Kelly (8-6) (4.94)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -200 / Philadelphia Phillies +185 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Phillies have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Phillies have lost six of their last nine when scoring more than three runs. Freddy Galvis leads Philly with 121 hits and 37 RBI while Odubel Herrera and Ryan Howard have combined for 106 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have won four of their last six road games. Adam Morgan gets the ball, and he’s 5-4 with a 4.03 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. This is Morgan’s first career game against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Red Sox have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Red Sox have split their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 159 hits and 63 RBI while Mookie Betts and David Ortiz have combined for 145 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have lost four of their last five home games. Joe Kelly takes the hill, and he’s 8-6 with a 4.94 ERA and 96 strikeouts this season. This is Kelly’s first career game against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 17-37 in their last 54 games following a loss and 1-6 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series. The Red Sox are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 6-0 in Kellys last 6 starts. The Phillies are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Boston and 11-24 in the last 35 meetings overall.
The Red Sox have had great success lately with Kelly on the mound, and the Phillies, well, the Phillies are back to being the Phillies. Like Boston to pickup the W here.