In the second of a three-game series between the Philadelphia Phillies (0-1) and the Boston Red Sox (0-1) at Citizens Bank Park, Aaron Harang (12-12, 3.57 ERA) and Rick Porcello (15-13, 3.43 ERA) get the start. The Red Sox won the last game 8-0 and Boston leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 8 and will air on ESPN2, NESN and TCN-PHI.
Harang is 2-2 with a 5.08 ERA and 1.48 WHIP against the Red Sox in his career. Grady Sizemore (.333 ) went 1 for 3 Monday. In his career against the Phillies, Porcello is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and three strikeouts. Hanley Ramirez (.500 ) has been doing well to start the season for the Red Sox, going 2 for 4 Monday with two runs, two home runs, and five RBIs.
Philadelphia is a +124 underdog in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at eight runs.
So far this season, the Red Sox are 1-0 against the Phillies.
Predictions: SU Winner - BOS, O/U - Over
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games.
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia.
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia.