(MLB) Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, 07/31/2021 7:05 PM, Score: 2 - 3
Money Line: -170.00 Philadelphia (Away)
Result: Loss
This is a 10* on PHILADELPHIA

The Phillies ought to be ashamed of themselves for losing 7-0 to the Pirates last night. Even in Pittsburgh, the Bucs are just 22-29 this year and they came into this series having lost 8 of their last 10 overall. In their last series, which was here in PNC Park and against Milwaukee, they got shut out twice and were outscored 28-3 over three games. The Phillies may not have the pitching the Brewers do, but the Pirates are the lowest scoring team in baseball by a pretty wide margin. The home team scoring seven times wasn’t the only thing surprising about last night, however. Their pitching also held the Phillies to just one hit. Look for the script to be reversed on Saturday. Aaron Nola, off maybe his best start of 2021, should handle the Pirates’ feeble lineup. Nola was just one out shy of a complete game on Sunday as he kept Atlanta to one run. He has 45 strikeouts in his past five starts, which have spanned 30 innings. That’s a good rate. Then you’ve got JT Brubaker going for the Pirates and there aren't many nice things we can say about him. Brubaker has lost six straight decisions and has an 0-8 TSR his last eight starts. He has an 8.52 ERA his last three starts and he’s allowed 10 home runs in the last five. The last five times that the Phillies have scored two runs or less, they have come back to win the next game. Play on PHILADELPHIA