Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets Pick-Odds-Prediction - 8/10/14
New York Mets (55-61) at Philadelphia Phillies (52-64)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 1:35 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Zack Wheeler (R) (7-8) (3.350) vs. Kyle Kendrick (R) (5-11) (4.738)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +104 / New York Mets -114 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets clash with the rival Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday.
The Mets are still mathematically alive in the NL East race but realistically they need a historic hot streak and some help. This is a team that needs both the arms and bats to get on the same page to succeed although it was all pitching in a 2-1, eleven inning decision at Philadelphia on Saturday. Dillon Gee allowed a solo homer over seven frames with four relievers putting up zeros. The offense produced eight hits with Lucas Duda Wilmer Flores driving in runs. New York gives Sunday's start to a surging Zack Wheeler who faces Philadelphia for the third time in 2014. Wheeler has posted quality starts in seven straight where a combined eight runs have scored.
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Philadephia ruled the National League East a few short years ago but it seems age and poor play have taken a toll on them. The only goal that remains in reason is to climb out of the division basement but that goal was put on hold following Saturday's defeat. Cole Hamels allowed a run through seven innings before Antonio Bastardo allowed the winner in the 11th. The offense struggled throughout with five hits and four free passes with a Carlos Ruiz providing the scoring with a solo jack in the 7th inning to knot the score 1-1. Ruiz and Jimmy Rollins notched a pair of hits on the night. Philadelphia is scheduled to send Kyle Kendrick to the hill who tangles with the Mets for the 4th time. Kendrick is hoping to duplicate his last outing where he allowed a single run in seven frames of a 2-1 win over Houston.
I'm a Philadelphia fan and I don't know what we'll see from Kendrick so I'll go with the hot pitcher at a good price...