New York Downed 6-2 By Philadelphia - Daisuke Matsuzaka Takes Loss
New York dropped a 6-2 decision at Citi Field on Wednesday as Philadelphia legged out a win behind winning pitcher Cole Hamels.
Bettors who backed the Phillies were rewarded as -157 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 7.5.
Cole Hamels earned the victory for the Phillies, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 1, and allowing 9 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Cole Hamels in the win.
New York's starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Justin Turner in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Philadelphia as they had 12 hits, while New York only had 9.