Padres vs. Phillies - 8/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (51-61) at San Diego Padres (48-62)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 4:40 pm (PETCO Park)
Jerad Eickhoff (6-12) (3.68) vs. J Cosart (0-1) (5.09)
The Line: San Diego Padres -116 / Philadelphia Phillies +106 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres play a rubber game early Sunday afternoon.
The Philadelphia Phillies look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Phillies have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Philadelphia Phillies offense has picked up in the second half, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with 115 hits, Cesar Hernandez has 27 RBI and Maikel Franco has 20 home runs. Jerad Eickhoff gets the nod, and he’s 6-12 with a 3.68 ERA and 112 strikeouts this season. This will be Eickhoff’s second career game against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last 14 games. The Padres have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres offense has been hit or miss recently, and they’ve won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 116 hits, Alexei Ramirez has 36 RBI and Derek Norris has 12 home runs. Jarred Cosart takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 5.09 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Cosart is 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Eickhoffs last 5 starts. The Padres are 21-43 in their last 64 during game 3 of a series and 19-41 in their last 60 Sunday games. The Phillies are 37-14 in the last 51 meetings in San Diego.
Cosart doesn't have much work under his belt this season and he hasn't been good since getting traded from Houston. Despite his record, Eickhoff has been pretty solid this year and gives the Phillies a chance to win most nights. I'll take Philly and the slight plus money.