Philadelphia Phillies vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 6/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (29-48) at Philadelphia Phillies (27-50)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Taylor Jungmann (2-1) (2.74) vs. C Hamels (5-6) (3.26)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -125 / Milwaukee Brewers +115 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies shoot for consecutive victories against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers were one of the top teams in the National League Central at this juncture in 2014 but nothing has been going their way this season. Perhaps the Brewers are ready to go on a hot streak after a 7-4 win at Philadelphia gave the team wins in three of four. Starter Jimmy Nelson wasn’t at his best with all four runs allowed over five innings but the pen was with five relievers putting up zeros. The Brew Crew amassed 16 hits with Jonathan Lucroy, Adam Lind and Aramis Ramirez knocking in two runs apiece. Rookie Taylor Jungmann gets the ball for his first career start against Philadelphia. Jungmann is coming off of a no decision in a 2-0 loss to the Mets where he tossed a four hit shutout over five frames.
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The Philadelphia Phillies season has turned in to one of survival as the losses have mounted. The losses continued to mount after Monday’s defeat where the Phillies squandered a 4-1 second inning lead. Starter Sean O’Sullivan was hit hard with six runs given up on 12 hits through five frames to absorb the loss. The bats produced nine hits and a pair of free passes with Ben Revere and Cesar Hernandez both driving in runs and scoring while a hot Maikel Franco saw his average dip below .300 o the heels of an 0-4 night. Left hander Cole Hamels toes the rubber in game number two of the series with Milwaukee. Hamels struggled in a 10-2 loss to the Yankees in which he gave up five runs on eight hits and a trio of BB in five innings.
Milwaukee are 1-8 in their last 9 games as an underdog and are 4-12 in their last 16 Tuesday games while the under is 7-3 in the Brewers last 10 road games. The over is 8-1 in Philadelphia’s last 9 overall and is 8-1 in their last 9 on grass while the under is 7-1-1 in the Phillies last 9 games as a favorite. The under is 6-2-1 in Hamels' last 9 starts vs. Milwaukee and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. I’m going with Philadelphia if Hamels hamstring is 100% which I don’t know. Not a confident pick and more of a homer call given the sad state of this team…