The Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox meet for game 2 of their weekend series tonight in Philly. Get MLB odds at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Phillies are on a bit of a roll now as they won their 6th straight game overall last night vs. the Sox. The Phillies were led by Freddy Galvis and Hunter Pence who both hit home runs in the win. Cole Hamels earned his 7th win of the season as he notched another quality start pitching 7 innings and only allowing 3 runs. Joe Blanton gets the ball tonight as he looks to continue what has been his best season as a pro thus far. He is pitching to a 2.96 ERA and his strikeout numbers are higher as well.
The last place Red Sox lost again last night to start the series vs. the Phillies. Mike Aviles, Cody Ross, and Adrian Gonzalez all homered for Boston, but in the end it was not enough. Daniel Bard lost his fifth game of the season and the Sox will look to Jon Lester tonight to be a stopper. Lester looks to be getting back on track having won 2 of his last 3 decisions.
Philadelphia is 6-0 in their last six games against a team with a losing record, 10-3 in their last 13 interleague home games, and 0-5 in Blanton’s last five starts against the A.L. East. Boston is 6-2 in their last eight games overall, 7-3 in their last 10 games as a road favorite, and 3-9 in Lester’s last 12 starts. Boston is 20-9 in the last 29 meetings of these two.
The under looks real attractive to us tonight especially since both pitchers come into the game pitching well at online sports books.