Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 7/8/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (49-37) at Pittsburgh Pirates (40-48)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 1:35 pm (PNC Park)
Zach Eflin (7-2) (2.97) vs. Nick Kingham (2-4) (4.70)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates / Philadelphia Phillies --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies take the field at PNC Park to battle the Pittsburgh Pirates in a Sunday MLB tilt.
The red hot Philadelphia Phillies rallied past Pittsburgh 3-2 behind some clutch hitting and solid work on the mound. Philadelphia starter Jake Arrieta allowed both runs and struck out eight to pick up the victory.
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The Phillies banged out nine hits and walked twice with Scott Kingery and Nick Williams both driving in a runs and scoring while Jorge Alfaro recorded an RBI and Carlos Santana walked and scored.
Zach Efflin will get the call to the mound to oppose the Pirates on Sunday afternoon. Efflin has won six in a row after 3-2 victory versus the Orioles with two runs plated over seven frames.
The Pittsburgh Pirates saw a late lead disappear in a disappointing loss to visiting Philadelphia on Saturday. Pittsburgh starter Jameson Taillon tossed shutout baseball before being touched for three runs in the 7th to absorb the loss after 6.2 innings.
The Pirates attack consisted of eight hits and a base on balls with Starling Marte going 3-4 with a long ball and a pair of runs while Colin Moran knocked in a run.
Pittsburgh gives Sunday’s start to rookie Nick Kingham who will face Philadelphia for the first time. Kingham comes off of a 17-1 loss to the LA Dodgers where he was charged with seven runs (five earned) over three frames.
Under is 8-2 in Philadelphia last 10 overall and under is 8-2 in Philadelphia last 10 on grass and under is 19-8-2 in Philadelphia last 29 Sunday games. Pittsburgh are 2-6 in their last 8 Sunday games and under is 15-7-1 in Pittsburgh last 23 Sunday games. Under is 6-1-3 in the last 10 meetings.
It’s never easy to sweep a team but this sets up as a golden opportunity for the Phillies…