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Philadelphia vs. Minnesota, 06/12/2012 20:10
Money Line: -102 Philadelphia
MLB FREE PICK: Philadelphia Phillies -102
The Phillies have lost 8 of 9 overall, but that won't stop me from taking advantage of some excellent value in Tuesday's matchup against the Twins. While Philadelphia is struggling to win games, they are actually hitting fairly well of late. They have scored 25 runs over their last five games.
Tonight they face Nick Blackburn of Minnesota, who is 2-4 with a 7.75 ERA and 1.722 WHIP in eight starts. Blackburn has been even worse than that of late, posting a 9.75 ERA and 2.000 WHIP over his last three starts. In his only career start against the Phillies, Blackburn allowed 8 runs before getting pulled in the second inning of a 5-9 Twins loss.
Philadelphia will send out Kyle Kendrick, who has started to throw a lot better of late. Kendrick is 2-1 with a 3.15 ERA over his last three starts, which included a complete game shutout at St Louis. BET THE PHILLIES!