Preview: Phillies look for their first sweep of the season with Zack Wheeler on the mound in the powder blues
The Phillies take the field in South Philadelphia today at 1:05, looking to complete a four-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies. The team has won three in a row, scored 25 runs in their last three games, and has allowed just 8 total runs on the mound this series. A win today brings the Phillies back to .500 at 10-10.
The bats were hot last night, scorching the Rockies for 12 hits and 7 runs. Bryce Harper tallied three hits, Castellanos, Bohm, Didi, and Stubbs all tallied two, and Odubel crushed a homer that led the team to a 7-3 victory. Ranger Suarez went six innings last night, allowing seven hits, three earned runs, and struck out three.
The Phillies haven’t lost since the Schwarber freak out, and the team will be wearing their powder blues today for the first time this season, after a late shipment from the rats over at Fanatics. The Phillies lineup is starting to come together, and there’s really just one question that needs to be asked.
Who the hell let the Phils get hot?
Today is a big day for Philadelphia. The Phillies are going for the sweep, the Sixers are going to end Canada forever, the Eagles are going to trade up to draft Derek Stingley Jr, and the Flyers have a night off (thank god). What could possibly go wrong?
Charlie Blackmon blew our +1500 bet last night, and we will never forgive him. But Bryce Harper’s career performance in the powder blues is unreal…I think you know what I’m getting at here. Let’s take a look at some odds boosts from FOX Bet.
FOX Bet Odds Boosts
Unless you’ve been living under a rock since he’s signed here, Bryce Harper absolutely kills baseballs in the powder blue jerseys. The Phillies bats are hot, and that doesn’t stop today with the former MVP.
Today’s Pitching Matchup
Phillies: Phillies ace Zack Wheeler will get the start for the Phillies today, looking to bounce back from a bad start to his 2022 season. Wheeler is 0-3 on the year, with 12.2 innings pitched. He’s allowed 17 hits, 12 earned runs, and walked four batters. Wheeler went through a rough spring training, where he was still recovering from last season and was dealing with the flu.
If we’re being honest, today is Opening Day for Zack Wheeler. Three starts in the bag like a normal spring training, it’s time to go Wheels.
Brewers: Austin Gomber gets the start for the Rockies today in the series finale looking to salvage the sweep. Gomber has thrown three games this year and currently holds a 1-1 record. He’s thrown a 4.20 ERA in 15 innings, allowing 16 hits, seven earned runs, and six walks.
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Phillies Starting Lineup
Lineup Notes: Kyle Schwarber will get the day off. Roman Quinn will get his first start of the year, playing centerfield, while Matt Vierling will play left. Segura and JT return to the lineup.
Series Finale Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
|Phillies||-1.5 (+108)||-210||O7.5 (-104)|
|Rockies||+1.5 (-130)||+176||U7.5 (-118)|
The Phillies have never been good at closing series’ out, but this is a new team. Zack Wheeler goes six strong in his first true start of the season, and the Phillies bats crush their way to an 8-3 victory.
- Phils -1.5
- Over 7.5 Runs
- Sixers ML
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