Philadelphia Phillies at Kansas City Royals
|Date & Time||Friday May 10, 2019, 8:15 PM (EDT)|
Kansas City, MO
Philadelphia Phillies -148 / Kansas City Royals +136 -- O/U: 9.5
The Philadelphia Phillies and the Kansas City Royals meet in game one of a three game interleague set in MLB action from Kauffman Stadium on Friday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies will look to keep their momentum going after winning their series with St. Louis, taking the finale by a final score of 5-0 on Wednesday. Cesar Hernandez went 3 for 5 with a home run, a double and three RBIs while Odubel Herrera had a double and an RBI and Maikel Franco added an RBI as well to round out Philadelphia’s scoring in the win. Nick Williams went 2 for 4 while Phil Gosselin added a base hit of his own to cap off the Phillies’ offense as a team in defeat. Jerad Eickhoff threw eight shutout innings, striking out four to improve to 2-1 in the victory. Jake Arrieta will start game one and is 4-2 with a 3.40 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. In his career, Arrieta is 2-0 with a 3.70 ERA and 24 strikeouts against Kansas City.
The Kansas City Royals will look to rebound after losing their series finale with Houston, dropping game three by a final score of 9-0 on Wednesday. Billy Hamilton went 2 for 3 with a double while Terrance gore added a base hit of his own to round out the Royals’ offense as KC cranked out just three hits as a team in the loss. The rest of the Royals went 0 for 24 with 15 strikeouts as a team in defeat. Jorge Lopez took the loss, falling to 0-4 after allowing six runs on six hits over 2.1 innings of work. Homer Bailey will start game one and is 3-3 with a 5.25 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. In his career, Bailey is 1-4 with a 3.74 ERA and 54 strikeouts against Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is 8-3 in their last 11 games overall and 4-1 in their last 5 games against a right-handed starter while the under is 5-1-1 in their last 7 road games. Kansas City is 1-10 in their last 11 interleague home games and 14-43 in their last 57 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 19-7-1 in their last 27 home games. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
The plus money with Kansas City at home is tempting like it usually is with a home dog. However, getting Philadelphia with a reasonable line, even on the road, against a team that’s more down than up like Kansas City is seems like a gift. I just trust Arrieta much more than I do Bailey, especially with the respective lineups behind them, so I’ll lay the juice with the Phillies in this spot.