The Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox play game two of their series on Saturday. The Philadelphia Phillies send Matt Moore to the mound. He has a 0-1 record and has a record of 5.60. Martin Perez gets the ball for the Boston Red Sox. He has a 7-4 record and a 3.89 ERA. In a matchup of lefties, the Red Sox have the advantage.
The Pick: Red Sox ML
The Why: Red Sox vs lefties
Throughout the course of the season the Red Sox lineup has been on of the best in the league. They rank third in runs scored and are third in hitting with a batting average of .259. Against left handed pitchers, they rank seventh in baseball hitting .265 and are hitting .284 in the last 15 days again lefties, while the Phillies rank 14th.
The Red Sox have a loaded lineup but are led by J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts. J.D. Martinez hit a homer and drove in 4 in this first game of this series last night. He is hitting for .303 and a OBP of .372. Bogaerts is hitting .321 and 13 homers. Top to bottom this lineup has been great all year and against Matt Moore, who is in his sixth career start, they should be able to get runs early to face the awful Phillies bullpen.
We’re taking the Red Sox in this one. Martin Perez has three wins in his last four starts. Also, the Red Sox have won eight of the last 10 games that he has started. All in all, the Red Sox have the pitching advantage and a major advantage in the lineups. Take the Red Sox.
Trends We’re Betting On
Red Sox are 9-0 SU in their last 9 home games
Red Sox are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games
Phillies are 1-4 SU last 5 games against the Red Sox
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