Thursday, July 15, 2010

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs - 2010 MLB Season Live Preview, Picks & Predictions

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs Live Picks & Predictions

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs

Date & Time: 8.35 pm (EST), 15th July Thursday

Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago

Pitchers: Phillies LHP Jamie Moyer (9-8, 4.51) vs. Cubs RHP Ryan Dempster (7-7, 3.61)

2010 MLB Season - Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs Live Picks at Online Sportsbook

The Phillies' catcher finished the first half strong, hitting three doubles in two games and scoring both the runs in a pair of 1-0 wins over the Reds. Ruiz had missed 20 games with a concussion.

The Chicago Cubs are in the middle of a frustrating season for them and their fans and while it's time for them to make a move, so far it has looked as though it isn't something they are capable of doing. The Cubs entered the All Star break as losers of five of their last 10, 20-23 at home, and nine and a half games back in the National League Central.

Philadelphia (47-40) has won consecutive NL pennants and three straight division titles, but injuries have contributed to the Phillies ending the first half third in the NL East, 4 1/2 games behind first-place Atlanta.

Philadelphia has put 12 players on the DL this year and All-Star second baseman Chase Utley (thumb surgery) isn't expected back until next month.

Time is running out on the season and while it seems like there is time for chances, that time is getting less and less. This one is pretty simple, the Phillies are just a better team than the Cubs from what we have seen and in this case the records don't lie. As an underdog, this Phillies look even better.

Don't miss to watch the exciting match tonight for Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs