Philadelphia Phillies vs. Boston Red Sox - 8/15/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (85-35) at Philadelphia Phillies (65-52)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
N Eovaldi (5-4) (3.74) vs. Vincent Velasquez (8-9) (3.98)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +120 / Boston Red Sox -130 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, NESN
Citizens Bank Park and the Philadelphia Phillies host the Boston Red Sox in interleague MLB.
The heavy hitting Boston Red Sox turned to their pitching to squeeze by Philadelphia 2-1 Tuesday. Boston starter Rick Porcello allowed the lone run on two hits while striking out ten over seven frames.
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The Red Sox banged out six hits and walked twice with Sandy Leon and Brock Holt connecting on solo homers.
Right hander Nathan Eovaldi toes the rubber at Philadelphia on Wednesday. Eovaldi struggled in a 19-12 loss at Baltimore with eight runs scoring (four earned) through 2.2 frames.
The Philadelphia Phillies never got untracked offensively in Tuesday’s defeat to the visiting Red Sox. Philadelphia starter Nick Pivetta was touched for a solo homer through six frames for a ND while Tommy Hunter served up an 8th inning bomb to absorb the loss.
The Phillies offense consisted of two hits and a base on balls with Rhys Hoskins connecting on home run number 23.
Philadelphia sends Vince Velasquez to the mound to oppose the Red Sox Wednesday. Velasquez absorbed a 6-0 loss at Arizona last time out with four runs given up over four innings.
Boston are 21-5 in their last 26 Wednesday games and are 41-12 in their last 53 interleague games and are 39-12 in their last 51 games on grass. Under is 11-2-1 in Philadelphia last 14 overall and under is 11-2-1 in Philadelphia last 14 on grass and under is 14-4-3 in Philadelphia last 21 interleague games. Boston are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
The Red Sox have shown why they are difficult to beat with superb pitching and hitting and one or the other makes a difference Wednesday…