Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets - 8/26/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (68-56) at Philadelphia Phillies (50-75)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
B Colon (10-11) (4.90) vs. Jerad Eickhoff (1-0) (0.00)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +169 / New York Mets -179 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets go for the road sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies in Wednesday action.
The New York Mets are refusing to lose right now which is why Washington is chasing them in the NL East. The Mets continued to rack up the wins as they edged Philadelphia 6-5 on Tuesday. Noah Syndergaard gave up four runs (two earned) on four hits while whiffing nine over five frames. The bats came through once again with seven hits and six walks woth Yoenis Cespedes smacking a two run bomb while Michael Cuddyer rapped a two run single. Veteran Bartolo Colon looks for a return to consistency when he gets the start versus the Phillies. Colon did not get a decision in a 14-9 win at Colorado where he gave up seven runs on nine hits over 3.2 frames.
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The Philadelphia Phillies loan goal is to avoid the National League East basement. The Phillies gave the Mets all they could handle Tuesday and have dropped consecutive contests. Starter Jerome Williams was charged with five runs (four earned) on five hits through 5.1 innings. The Phils mustered seven hits and walked three times with Freddy Galvis and Ryan Howard clubbing two run homers.Rookie Jerad Eickhoff makes his second career start against the rival New York Mets. Eickhoff won his debut 7-1 against Miami with a five hit shutout over six innings pitched.
The over is 7-1 in New York’s last 8 overall and is 7-1 in their last 8 on grass while going 7-1 in the Mets last 8 games as a road favorite. The over is 24-6-4 in Philadelphia’s last 34 home games while the Phillies are 3-7 in their last 10 Wednesday games. New York are 21-5 in the last 26 meetings and the over is 52-21-5 in the last 78 meetings. The Phillies just struggle with the Mets so know that I’m a fan here with this call…