The MLB is back in action today as the Boston Red Sox invade Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA to clash with the Philadelphia Phillies in game one of a two-game series. The Phillies took two from Boston earlier in the year.
Boston Red Sox Form
The Red Sox are not laying well at the moment. Moreover, it seems they are falling out of the playoff race in the American League. Therefore, it seems that they will not be able to defend their title this year.
The Red Sox will hope that their offence keeps going in this series as well try to play spoiler as the Phils are still alive for a playoff spot. The Red Sox are a good team but they just not performed well this season.
On the offensive side of the game, the Red Sox score an average of 5.60 runs per game which is the 4th spot in the league in scoring. Also, they are ranking 2nd in hitting at .271 and 10th in homers with 226. On the mound, they have been below average as they are placed on the 19th in the league in ERA at 4.66, while also ranking 18th in WHIP at 1.37 and 3rd in K’s with 1458.
Philadelphia Phillies Form
The Phillies are in a complex position at the moment. The Phillies are not out of the race, but they are also not in the position that they were expecting to be in at the start of the year. They are now 2.5 games out of the 2nd wildcard in the National League. Therefore, this series is very important to them. They need to win in order to keep the pace for a playoff spot. Also, their schedule is series against Atlanta at home, Cleveland and Washington away.
On the offensive side of the game, the Phillies 4.90 runs per game which is the 15th record in the league in scoring. Also, they are placed on the 19th spot in hitting at .248 and 20th in homers with 195. On the mound, they are 17th in the league in ERA at 4.56, while also ranking 21st in WHIP at 1.38 and 21st in Ks with 1238.
This will be interesting game as the Red Sox will try to win this game to complicate the things for the Phillies. However, they might not have enough quality for that at the moment. On the other side, the Phillies need to keep winning if they want to get into the playoffs this season. I expect a win for the Phillies in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Boston Red Sox vs. Philadelphia Phillies 09/14/2019 is: take the Philadelphia Phillies -115 (MoneyLine).
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