Pirates vs. Phillies - 6/13/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (22-39) at Pittsburgh Pirates (32-27)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 4:05 pm (PNC Park)
K Correia (0-0) (0.00) vs. G Cole (9-2) (1.85)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -270 / Philadelphia Phillies +245 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-PHI, ROOT-PIT
The Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates play game two Saturday afternoon.
The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Phillies have scored four runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Phillies have lost four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Ben Revere leads Philadelphia with 64 hits and 16 RBI while Ryan Howard and Chase Utley have combined for 52 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost eight straight road games. Sean O'Sullivan gets the nod, and he’s 1-4 with a 4.96 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. O'Sullivan is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA and two strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Pirates have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five straight games. The Pirates have split their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Andrew McCutchen leads Pittsburgh with 61 hits and 37 RBI while Starling Marte and Neil Walker have combined for 65 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won eight of their last 10 games. Gerrit Cole takes the hill, and he’s 9-2 with a 1.73 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. Cole is 2-1 with a 2.60 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 3-14 in their last 17 during game 2 of a series and 16-40 in their last 56 road games. The Pirates are 12-3 in their last 15 games as a favorite and 37-18 in Coles last 55 starts. The Phillies are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh.
The Phillies are who we thought they were, a team that can't do much of anything right. After a 13 inning game in which they couldn't score and short rest, I'm taking the home team and the by far better pitcher.