The Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves meet on Tuesday from Philly. All updated odds and trends for this game can be found by visiting Bovada sportsbook.
The Phillies are playing for pride at this point and are really struggling. They just scored one run on seven hits yesterday and lost as starter Vance Worley struggled mightily on the mound as well. Tonight they will start Cole Hamels who has lost his last two starts. For the season Hamels has allowed 129 hits in 145 innings of work.
The Braves are playing well entering the final third of the season and are looking to earn a playoff spot. Ben Sheets was once again great on the mound yesterday allowing just seven hits over seven innings to run his record to 4-1 during his comeback. Tonight the Braves will start Mike Minor who is pitching to a 5.01 ERA in 116 innings of work this season.
Philadelphia is 6-1 in their last seven games as a favorite, 5-2 in their last seven game two of a series, and 0-7 in Hamels’ last seven starts against a team with a winning record. Atlanta is 6-1 in their last seven road games against a team with a losing record, 21-7 in their last 28 games overall, and 1-4 in Minor’s last five road starts. Philadelphia is 7-3 in Hamels’ last 10 home starts against Atlanta.
We really like Hamels tonight and Minor has pitched well lately although he hasn’t been getting the run support. Give us the under for total runs scored in this game at sportsbooks.