Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/22/14
San Francisco Giants (54-44) at Philadelphia Phillies (43-55)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Matt Cain (R) (2-7) (4.384) vs. Roberto Hernandez (R) (4-8) (4.302)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +104 / San Francisco Giants -114 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLB TV
The Philadelphia Phillies and the San Francisco Giants face off on Tuesday in game two of their series.
The Philadelphia Phillies got off to a solid start on Monday but they couldn’t make it hold up as they lost to the Giants. Cody Asche had three hits and Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley were among those with two hits as the Phillies scored four runs on 14 hits. Starting pitcher Cliff Lee allowed 12 hits and six runs while striking out three over 5.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 4-5 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Phillies start Roberto Hernandez who has lost seven of his last nine decisions. For the season Hernandez has allowed 94 hits and 47 earned runs while striking out 70 over 100.1 innings for a 4-8 record and a 4.22 ERA.
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The San Francisco Giants seem to have found their game once again as they won for the third time in four games beating the Phillies on Monday. Adam Duvall hit a home run, Hunter Pence had three hits, and Pablo Sandoval and Michael Morse each were among those with two hits as the Giants scored seven run on 15 hits. Starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong allowed 11 hits and four runs, three earned, while striking out three over three innings to not factor in the decision As George Kontos got the win and Santiago Casilla earned his sixth save. For Tuesday’s game the Giants start Yusmeiro Petit who has worked primarily from the bullpen this season. For the season Petit has allowed 58 hits and 27 earned runs while striking out 66 over 63 innings for a 3-3 record and a 3.86 ERA.
Philadelphia is 4-1 against the NL West, 1-5 in their last six games, and 2-6 in Hernandez’s last eight starts. San Francisco is 4-0 against a right-handed starter, 7-2 against a team with a losing record, and 5-1 in Petit’s last six road starts. San Francisco has won seven of their last nine games at Philadelphia.
The Giants have been turning it back around and as we saw earlier this season going against them when they are hot isn’t a great play.
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