Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 5/25/14
Los Angeles Dodgers (26-23) at Philadelphia Phillies (20-25)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 1:35 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Josh Beckett (R) (2-1) (2.893) vs. AJ Burnett (R) (3-3) (3.318)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +100 / Los Angeles Dodgers -110 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsNet LA, CSN-Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Phillies shoot for consecutive victories over the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday afternoon.
The Dodgers coasted to the National League West title a season ago but things might not be as easy with both Colorado and San Francisco looking good thus far. That makes every win or loss crucial so Saturday's 5-3 defeat at Philadelphia was a step in the wrong direction. Dan Haren took the loss but his defense let him down with three of the five runs plated over six frames unearned. The offens mustered seven hits and walked twice with Dee Gordon and Carl Crawford driving in runs. A red hot Josh Beckett gets the call to the mound to face Philadelphia on Sunday. Beckett has gone 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA in eight outings covering 46.2 innings.
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The Phillies put an end to a three game skid with Saturday's victory over the visiting Dodgers but they have to begin winning more then a few games here and there. Philadelphia recieved a huge boost on the mound from rookie Davod Buchanan who was called up from Triple A to take the place of the injured Cliff Lee. Buchanan gave up two runs on five hits through five innings and Jonathan Papelbon picked up save number 13 while the bats gave the rookie some early support. The offense totaled seven hits with Chase Utley cluibbing a homer and knocking in two while Jimmy Rollins recorded another two RBI's. The Phillies are looking for better things from right hander AJ Burnett when he takes the mound against the Dodgers. Over his last three Burnett is 1-3 with a 6.75 ERA in just 16 innings.
If both pitchers throw as they have the Phillies don't have a chance because their offense scares nobody. As a Phillies fan I am hopeful they can get the win but I'm not confident at all...