Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 6/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (45-23) at Philadelphia Phillies (23-47)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 1:35 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
M Wacha (9-2) (2.48) vs. A Morgan (0-0) (0-0)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +204 / St. Louis Cardinals -221 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The St Louis Cardinals look to stay on a roll when they take the field with the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday.
The St Louis have easily been one of the best teams in baseball but they still have to be on their guard with Pittsburgh not that far off the pace. The Cardinals have won consecutive contests following a 10-1 win at Philadelphia on Saturday with every area contributing. John Lackey got the win with a solo homer allowed over seven frames while the bats pounded out 16 hits and walked twice. Randal Grichuk went 3-5 with two bombs with four RBI’s and three runs while Jason Heyward was 3-5 with a run and two runs driven in. The Cardinals are slated to send Michael Wacha to the hill to oppose the Phillies in the series finale’. Wacha is coming off of a 3-2 win against Minnesota where he gave up both runs on three hits over 6.1 frames.
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The struggling Philadelphia Phillies are hoping to right the ship although I think the team should use the rest of the season to audition players that could fill some voids. The Phillies struggled on the mound and at the plate Saturday with starter Aaron Harang charged with four runs through six frames before Seth Rosin allowing five runs on seven hits in two frames. The Phils mustered six hits and walked four times with Cody Asche providing all the offense with his 7th long ball of the season. The Phillies will give left hander Adam Morgan his major league debut against St Louis on Sunday afternoon. Morgan was struggling at Triple-A Lehigh Valley with an 0-6 record and 4.74 ERA.
The under is 21-5-1 in the Cardinals last 27 overall and is 21-5-1 in their last 27 on grass while St Louis are 35-17 in their last 52 Sunday games. The over is 8-1 in Philadelphia’s last 9 home games while the Phillies are 20-44 in their last 64 overall and 20-44 in their last 64 games on grass. Not much to say as a Phillies fan but I’m hoping I’m wrong here…