Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants - 8/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (61-44) at Philadelphia Phillies (48-59)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
M Bumgarner (10-6) (2.15) vs. Zach Eflin (3-4) (4.23)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies TBA / San Francisco Giants TBA --- Over/Under: TBA See the Latest Odds
TV: CSBA, CSPh
In MLB action on Tuesday, we’ve got game one coming between the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies from Citizens Bank Park.
The Giants are fresh off a four-game set against the Nationals. San Francisco dropped the first two but was able to come back and even the series with wins Saturday and Sunday.
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As for the Phillies, they played the Braves over the weekend. Philadelphia dropped Friday and Sunday’s games, but won the other two for a split series as well.
Southpaw Madison Bumgarner will be making the start on Tuesday for the Giants. In his 22 starts and 10-6 record this year, Bumgarner holds a 2.09 ERA with a 0.98 WHIP in 150.2 innings. In a loss his last time out, Bumgarner fired off eight innings with one earned and five hits for a tough-luck result.
Helping things along at the plate, we’ve got a few notable San Francisco hitters. Brandon Belt sits atop the board with 101 hits, 50 runs, 11 homers and 49 RBI. Buster Posey has managed 100 hits with 58 runs, 12 homers and 47 RBI. Denard Span holds 96 hits with 43 runs and 31 RBI so far.
Over on the Phillies’ side, we’ll be getting another look at RHP Zach Eflin on Tuesday. Over his nine starts and 3-4 record this year, Eflin owns a 4.23 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP in 55.1 innings. Taking a loss to the Marlins his last time out, Eflin was beat up for seven earned on nine hits in five innings.
Let’s check out a few of the Phillies hitters. Odubel Herrera leads the team on 113 hits with 11 homers, 37 RBI and 58 runs. Cesar Hernandez sits on 100 hits with 34 runs and 26 RBI. Maikel Franco has put up 94 hits with 39 runs, 19 homers and 59 RBI.
The Giants are 2-6 in their last eight games following an off day, and 1-7 in their last eight road games. San Francisco is also 5-1 in Bumgarner’s last six starts with five days’ rest, and 1-4 in Bumgarner’s last five starts.
The Phillies, meanwhile, are 16-33 in their last 49 game ones of a series, and 1-4 in their last five home games. Philadelphia is also 1-4 in their last five games following an off day and 12-4 in their last 16 games following a loss.
Bumgarner should be able to quell the Phillies here, as long as he gets some offensive help. I’ll take San Francisco.