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PHI Becoming Hottest OVER Team In MLB

The Philadelphia Phillies spent the first couple months of the season teasing their fan base with the idea that they could be competitive, but that quickly evaporated since the calendar flipped to June. The Phillies have gone 3-8 through their first 11 games in the month of June, but have managed to become more than just fade material in that span.

The OVER is 9-2 in the Phillies' 11 games in the month of June as of this writing. No team in the MLB has been a more consistent OVER play during that span, but it’s not in the most pleasant of ways for the Philly fanatics.

The Phillies – who at one point were seven games over .500 – have seen their pitching regress and become punching bags once more. During the month of June, the Phillies have allowed an average of 5.4 runs per game compared to just 3.9 through their first two months of the season. Philadelphia’s pitchers had a 3.79 ERA in April and a 3.92 ERA in May, but that number has skyrocketed to 5.21 in June.

The pitching staff may be far from reaching their early season numbers with Vince Velasquez finding himself on the DL following a bicep strain on June 8. With Charlie Morton also on the DL, whoever fills in for the injured Velasquez in the rotation will likely be making their first start of the season. 

The only prospect that makes the Phillies a risky OVER play is their lack of offense. Philadelphia ranks last or second-to-last in basically every offensive statistic. If this OVER trend is to continue, the Phillies’ rotation is going to need to continue to allow runs galore.

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