GAME: San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, June 11 – 7:05 PM EST
WHERE: Safeco Field, Seattle WA
PITCHERS: San Diego- Tyson Ross (R) Philadelphia - Cole Hamels (L)
LATEST ODDS: Phillies -130 Total 7.5
MLB Pick of the Day Record: 5-7 -396
Inconstancy is the perfect description when talking about the Philadelphia Phillies’ Pitching staff this season. In the last 31 games, the Philadelphia Phillies pitching staff has allowed a stunning Major League worst 134 walks which is very difficult to comprehend to put it mildly. The Philadelphia’s starting pitchers have put men base a record breaking Major League high 80 batters over that period of time which is a mind blowing 193.1 frames, for an overwhelming average of 3.72 walks per outing. During this period of time, Philadelphia owns the worst record in the National League going 10 and 21 for a dreadful .323% Now amazingly enough, in their first 29 games of the season, the Phillies were 15 and 14 .517% while their pitching staff gave up just 87 walks, and tied for 6th fewest in the majors. Ranking 23rd in hitting, the Philadelphia Phillies have a batting average of .241 accumulating 236 runs in 2124 at bats in 61 games averaging just under 4 runs a game. Versus right hand pitching, Philadelphia’s hitters are a touch better with a batting average of .245 with a on base percent of 308 along with 37 long balls.
The San Diego Padres losers of 5 out of 7, have a awful batting average of .221 against right hand pitchers which will be the case tonight when they meet Philadelphia’s right hand pitcher Kyle Kendrick who is 3 and 1 versus the Padres in his career.
MLB Pick of the Day: Philadelphia -140