Boston Red Sox (14-28) at Philadelphia Phillies (20-17)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
() () vs. Vince Velasquez (0-0) (6.60)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies / Boston Red Sox --- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies meet Tuesday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park.
The Boston Red Sox need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Red Sox have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Red Sox have split their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Alex Verdugo leads the Red Sox with 46 hits and 13 RBI while Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers have combined for 80 hits and 51 RBI. Martin Perez gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 4.07 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Perez is 1-0 with a 2.93 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Philadelphia Phillies look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 13 games. The Phillies have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Phillies have won six straight games when scoring more than one run. Didi Gregorius leads the Phillies with 35 hits and 21 RBI while J.T. Realmuto and Andrew McCutchen have combined for 67 hits and 51 RBI. Vince Velasquez gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 6.60 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Velasquez is 1-0 with a 6.48 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Boston Red Sox are a hard team to trust in their current form, as they're scoring runs but the pitching staff is getting shelled more times than not. The Philadelphia Phillies are one of the hotter teams in baseball right now and while Vince Velasquez has had his issues this season, you can count on the Phillies offense to back him up. Velasquez has allowed seven runs and 11 hits in his last 12 innings, and he's allowing a .250 batting average on the season with a .391 on base percentage.
I still have to back the Phillies, a team that's finding ways to win regardless.