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Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres Odds & Free MLB Pick: May 1st

May 1st, 2008
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Free MLB Pick: Philadelphia Phillies (-110)
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The Philadelphia Phillies fit our Bullpen System here vs. the San Diego Padres, making them an automatic play at this cheap price. Now granted, Philadelphia starter Adam Eaton has been a major disappointment since putting on a Philadelphia uniform last year. However, the Phillies have managed to win his last three starts despite Eaton having a horrendous 6.14 ERA and 1.57 WHIP over 14.2 innings in those outings. That should give you an idea of just how good the Philadelphia bullpen has been. The Phillies rank third in the Major Leagues in pen ERA at 2.68, and while Chad Durbin may not be available tonight, Rudy Seanez (0.90 ERA in 10 innings) and J.C. Romero, who has yet to give up an earned run in 12.1 innings, are ready to go. Thus, the Phils could afford to give Eaton the quick hook if necessary, as their long men are very capable of getting this game into the hands of closer Brad Lidge, who has also not allowed an earned run yet this season in 11 innings while posting six saves. Former Phillie Randy Wolf is taking this start for the Padres, and he was roughed up for five earned runs on seven hits while lasting just four innings vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks in his last start. Furthermore, the San Diego bullpen has been a major disappointment this season after leading the National League in pen ERA last year, currently sitting 26th out of 30 teams at 4.67. Finally, the Phillies have gone 17-8 in the last 25 head-to-head meetings between these clubs, and we look for that success to continue tonight.

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