Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Tuesday May 12th, 2015. At 7:05 PM EST.
The (15-19) Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League Central Division will travel to the Eastern part of the “KEYSTONE STATE”. For game 2 of a four-game series. Pittsburgh will play the (11-21) Philadelphia Phillies of the National League East in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Best Sports Handicapper believes Pittsburgh will get better as the season progresses and will contend for a playoff spot. The Philadelphia Phillies management has to upgrade their current roster. The opening betting line has Philadelphia as a +140 home underdog; the betting total is eight runs for Tuesday’s game.
The 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates have won three of four, including taking two of three from St.Louis over the weekend. Pittsburgh is in a tie for third place in the NL Central, seven games out of first. Second Baseman Neil Walker and Left Fielder Starling Marte lead the Pirated charge on offense. Center Fielder Andrew McCutchen is coming on, he has a .223 batting average. The Pirates pitching staff allows the opposition a .246 batting average and a .356 slugging percentage. The Pirates returns home for an eight-game homestand on May 19th. The betting odds under the total are 6-2-1 Pittsburgh last nine baseball games on the road. The Pittsburgh Pirates are 4-6 their last ten 2015 MLB predictions overall, going over the betting odds total five times, staying under the betting odds total three and has two pushes. The Pittsburgh Pirates will send Right Hander A.J. Burnett (1-1) with a 1.66 ERA to the pitchers mound for game two of the series. The Little Rock, Arkansas native threw seven innings, giving up seven hits and two runs in a 7-2 win against Cincinnati on May 7th. The Pirates are only 4-10 Burnett last fourteen starts away from home. Bovada.Lv has the Pittsburgh Pirates at 40/1 to win the 2015 MLB World Series Title.
The 2015 Philadelphia Phillies have dropped four of their last five baseball games, including a 7-4 loss to the Mets on May 10th. The Phillies are last in the Division, nine and a half games out of first place. Slugger Ryan Howard is doing his job at the plate. The St.Louis native leads the Phillies in home runs, and RBI S. Shortstop Freddy Galvis has a team-leading .340 batting average, a .381 on-base percentage and thirsty six base hits. The Phillies host Arizona in a three-game set on May 15th. Philadelphia will the road for ten games on May 18th. The Philadelphia Phillies are 3-7 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under the betting odds total five. Right, Hander Sean O’Sullivan, who is (0-1) with a 4.91 ERA, will be on the hill for the second game of the series. The 6’1″ 240 pounder pitched five innings, allowing four hits and four runs his last start on April 17th in a 7-2 loss in Washington. O’Sullivan is on the 15-day disabled list, but will b activated Tuesday. The betting odds over the total are 17-8-1 the last twenty-six meetings between the teams. The Philadelphia Phillies are 500/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Pennant.