Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Betting Prediction: Philly +106 odds (May 12th 2013)
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The Phillies got a win in Arizona last night with Cliff Lee on the mound, and they wrap up the series in Game 4 tonight. It looks like another favorable matchup on the mound for Philadelphia, with Kendrick going up against McCarthy.
Kendrick (4-1, 2.45 ERA) was roughed up in his first start of the season, but since then he’s been nothing short of dominant in six straight starts. He allowed just a pair of runs on six hits over seven innings in a 6-2 win over the Giants his last time out. He’s kept the opposition at two runs or fewer in each of his last six starts, and the Phillies have won five of those.
McCarthy (0-3, 6.75 ERA) has allowed a minimum of three runs and eight hits in all seven of his starts this season, a big reason why he’s still looking for his first win. His four starts at home have been worse than his three on the road, and the D’Backs have lost three of those games.
Jimmy Rollins is starting to swing a hot bat, he was 2-for-3 with a couple RBIs yesterday, and he’s 6-for-16 with a home run and three RBIs in his last four games.
“Obviously, you adjust your swing because you’ve got to get a good swing first,” said Rollins “Now that I’m starting to get there, the confidence comes that I can put on the same swing in any situation.”
Take the Phillies.