Preview: Phillies look for a matinee series win with a new arm getting the start
The Phillies take the field at 3:40 today, looking for a series win against the Seattle Mariners.
The Phillies dropped a lousy game last night out in Seattle by a final score of 5-4. Nick Castellanos, Rhys Hoskins, and Jean Segura all crushed homers, but it wouldn’t be enough in the end. The Mariners made it a 5-2 game in the bottom of the 6th, and the Phillies’ late-game comeback would fall just short.
Although last night’s loss stung, it’s good to see a few specific Phillies finding their swing again. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .444/.444/1.111 this series, with 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, and 4 hits in 9 at-bats. Jean Segura is also starting to get his feel back at the plate, slashing .429/.500/1.286 vs Seattle with 3 hits, 2 HRs, and 4 RBIs.
Today’s matinee is a massive game for the Phillies’ morale. Winning a series would be huge before going out to Los Angeles for four games, but the pitching matchup will be a challenge. Let’s take a look at who’s on the mound today, but let’s win some money first.
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Rhys Hoskins is getting into one of his hot streaks, which is a scary sight for the whole league. I love him to hit a HR today, along with Jean Segura staying hot.
Tonight’s Pitching Matchup
Phillies: Bailey Falter will make his first professional start of the season today, after being recalled from Triple-A this morning. Falter started two games in AAA this season, tallying a 0.00 ERA in 5.1 innings pitched, while striking out 10. Today is Falter’s time to shine. The team usually uses him as a reliever, but he’s a starter at heart. With Eflin and Wheeler on the COVID list, he’s ready to show Joe Girardi what he can really do.
Mariners: Logan Gilbert will take the hill for the Mariners today, looking to continue his dominant start to the season. In five starts, Gilbert has allowed just 5 earned runs and 25 hits in 33 innings. He’s struck out 33 and holds an ERA of 1.36.
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Series Finale Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
|Phillies||+1.5 (-176)||+120||O7.5 (-105)|
|Mariners||-1.5 (+146)||-142||U7.5 (-115)|
Today’s Starting Lineup
Lineup Notes: JT Realmuto will get the day off, as Garrett Stubbs hits in the 9-hole. Stott will play short, and everything else is normal. Go Phils.
Bailey Falter has been great as a starter, and I think his first start in the majors this season is a good one.
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