Boston Red Sox at Philadelphia Phillies Game 2 - 9/8/20 MLB Picks and Prediction

Boston Red Sox at Philadelphia Phillies Game 2 - 9/8/20 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox (14-28) at Philadelphia Phillies (20-17)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

() () vs. Vince Velasquez (0-0) (6.60)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies / Boston Red Sox --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies face off in a doubleheader on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park. This preview is for Game 2 of the doubleheader and since it is a doubleheader this game will only be seven innings long. 

The Boston Red Sox have had all kinds of issues this season winning only 14 games but they were able to win two of their last three games against the Toronto Blue Jays.In the last game the Red Sox offense was strong putting up eight runs, but the pitching staff let them down giving up ten runs. Xander Bogaerts has been one of the only bright spots for this team and in the last game he drove in two runs. In this game they need a full team effort on offense. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Philadelphia Phillies who had to really battle against the New York Mets on Monday but two runs in the 9th inning was enough to come away with a victory. Over the last two games the Phillies have given up 22 runs, and if they want a chance to win this game, their pitching staff is going to need to be good.The Phillies have had three different players drive in 24 RBI”s to lead the team. 

On the mound for the Phillies will be Vince Velasquez who comes into this game with a 0-0 record and an ERA of 6.60. Velasquez struggled to start the season and was sent to the bullpen, but he is back in the rotation now. 

The over is 6-2-1 in the Red Sox last nine games on grass. The Red Sox are 2-6 in their last eight games on grass. The Phillies are 1-7 in their last eight interleague games. The Phillies are 10-3 in their last 13 games overall. The under is 11-2-2 in the last 15 meetings between the Phillies and Red Sox. The Red Sox are 35-17 in the last 52 meetings against the Phillies. 

Velasquez might be back in the rotation, but that isn’t a good thing for the Phillies. Look for the Red Sxo to run up the score, the Phillies will also score and hti s game will go over the posted total.

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