Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants - 8/4/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (61-46) at Philadelphia Phillies (50-59)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 1:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
M Moore (7-7) (4.08) vs. Vincent Velasquez (8-3) (3.32)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +116 / San Francisco Giants -126 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants end their series at the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.
The San Francisco Giants once big lead has shrunk to the point where the fans are reaching for the panic button. The Giants fell to the Phillies 5-4 in 12 innings and have lost consecutive contests. SF starter Johnny Cueto allowed four runs on seven hits over 7.2 frames with George Kontos giving up a run in the 12th. San Francisco totaled ten hits and walked twice with Buster Posey going 2-5 with three RBI’s and a run. Left hander Matt Moore makes his first start in a San Francisco uniform Thursday. Moore has been throwing well with back to back wins with three earned runs allowed over 13.2 innings.
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The Philadelphia Phillies stood pat at the trading deadline with a team they want to take in to 2017. The Phillies have now won back to back games as they came back from a 4-0 deficit. Phils starter Phil Klein gave up all four runs on eight hits through five innings with six relievers putting up zeros. Philly logged ten hits and walked four times with Ryan Howard and Cameron Rupp smacking solo bombs while Maikel Franco went 2-6 and knocked in three runs. The Phillies hand the ball to Vince Velasquez who faces San Francisco for the first time in his career. Velasquez comes off of a 2-1 loss at Atlanta where he gave up both runs in six frames.
San Francisco are 1-8 in their last 9 road games and are 4-12 in their last 16 overall while going 4-12 in their last 16 games on grass. The under is 8-2 in Philadelphia’s last 10 home games and the Phillies are 9-21 in their last 30 Thursday games. The over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings and the Giants are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings. Backing the Phillies is praying they score and that is far from a guarantee…