Philadelphia Phillies VS Boston Red Sox

MLB Baseball 04:05 PM ET

Tuesday

09/08/2020

NESN, NBCSP, NSP

Spread: Philadelphia Phillies -120

Over/Under: 7.5

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies Game 1 9/8/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies Game 1 9/8/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies Game 1 9/8/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Philadelphia Phillies will host the Boston Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at 4:05 P.M, ET. This is game 1 of their 2-game interleague series which is also a doubleheader. The Red Sox are coming off with a loss against the Blue Jays in a 5-game series. Boston won 2 of their 5 games against Toronto. The Phillies are coming out of a split series against the New York Mets. The Phillies are now in 5th place in the National League with a record of 20-17 and are 2nd in the NL East Division.

Philadelphia is doing good recently with 7 wins in their last 10 games while making 11 runs in their last 3 matchups. They had a 5-game win streak before it was cut short by the Mets in their previous series. They won a close back-and-forth game 4 against the Mets. The Phillies led by 6-3 after 5 innings but the Mets scored 4 runs in the 7th to take the lead. Philadelphia would score 1 run in the 8th to tie the game at 7-7.

Jean Segura was the hero of the game going 4 for 5 with 5 RBIs. Segura had a 2 run homer in the 10th to overtake the Mets while JT Realmuto got the solo homer in the 5th and Rhys Hoskins got a 2 run homer of his own in the 2nd. Brandon Workman got the win throwing 1 scoreless inning. Didi Gregorious leads the team with 35 hits while JT Realmuto has 27 RBIs and 10 homers this season. Philadelphia ranks 12th in the league in terms of batting with a team average of .254 while their pitchers are on the bottom half of the league in 23rd place with a team ERA of 5.08. Zach Elfin will start for the Phillies in game 1.

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies Game 1 Predictions 9/8/2020

Boston was so close to winning the series against the Blue Jays but they fell short in game 5. The squad only has 2 wins in their last 8 games and made 20 runs in their last 3 matchups. The team lost to Toronto with a score of 10-8 in game 5. Boston started strong with 3 early runs in the 1st but the team allowed Toronto to make 6 runs in the 5th inning, and another 3 runs in the 6th. They would rally with 3 more runs in the 8th but it wasn’t enough as the Blue Jays already made 10 runs at the time.

Kevin Plawecki had a solid game, going 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs. He had a 3 run homer in the 1st inning while Xander Bogaerts got a 2 run homer in the 8th. Alex Verdugo leads the team with 46 hits while Bogaerts has a team-high of 25 RBIs and 10 homers this season. Boston has the worst bullpen in the league with a team ERA of 6.21 while the offense is way better with a team BAA of .261 which ranks 8th in the league. Boston is 14th in the American League with a record of 14-28 and is 5th in the AL East Division. Martin Perez will start for the Red Sox in game 1.

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies. MLB’s pick for game 1 is the Philadelphia Phillies -120. The Phillies are doing well in their recent games and they certainly look better than Boston this season. The Red Sox haven’t left the bottom spot of the American League all season. Elfin and Perez look evenly matched in this game, but Philadelphia has a better depth when it comes to the late game. The Phillies are comfortable in Citizens Bank Park and hold a 9-1 record when playing at home. Philadelphia will claim this match predicted at 6-2.

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MLB Starting Time: 4:05 P.M ET

Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020

TV: NESN, NBCSP, NSP

MLB Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -120

MLB Total: 7.5

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