Diamondbacks vs. Phillies - 6/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (33-45) at Arizona Diamondbacks (36-43)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
Jerad Eickhoff (5-9) (3.36) vs. Z Greinke (10-3) (3.61)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -214 / Philadelphia Phillies +198 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and Arizona Diamondbacks play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies could use a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Phillies have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have an ERA of 4.42 and have lost 23 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with 86 hits, Maikel Franco has 40 RBI and Freddy Galvis has seven home runs. Jerad Eickhoff gets the ball, and he’s 5-9 with a 3.36 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. This will be Eickhoff’s second career game against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing four of their last six games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 28 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six straight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.60 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 96 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 51 RBI and Jake Lamb has 15 home runs. Zack Greinke takes the hill, and he’s 10-3 with a 3.61 ERA and 89 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 7-1 with a 2.47 ERA and 57 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 3-8 in Eickhoffs last 11 road starts. The Diamondbacks are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record and 12-2 in Greinkes last 14 starts. The Phillies are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
Greinke has looked like Greinke over the last couple of months and is pretty much the only pitcher who gives Arizona a real chance to win. The Phillies bats will struggle here. Give me the Diamondbacks and the runline.