The Philadelphia Phillies take on the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight in Pittsburgh. John Lannan and Jeff Locke are the respective starters. Check the latest MLB odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Phillies are currently in third place in the NL East, 9.5 games behind Atlanta in the division. They have won four of their last ten and have lost two in a row. John Lannon toes the rubber tonight, he is 1-2 on the season with a 4.83 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. In his last start in Los Angeles, Lannon surrendered five hits and one earned run while striking out two. That was his first and only victory in six start this season. He has given up 13 hits and seven runs in his last two road games combined. Lannan has not gotten out of the seventh inning yet this season and has only gotten to it twice.
Pittsburgh has won nine of their last ten, and lost their winning streak yesterday against these Phillies when Pettibone shut them down. They look to get back on track tonight with rookie sensation John Locke on the mound. Locke has been phenomenal this year, posting a 7-1 record and 2.06 ERA to go with his 1.11 WHIP. He has won his last four decisions including a win in Seattle five days ago tossing seven strong giving up just four hits and two runs. In his last home start he lasted seven giving up two hits and no runs. Pittsburgh is currently in first place in the NL Central.
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