Rubber Match: Phillies send Kyle Gibson to the mound to earn series win vs the Padres
The Phillies take the field today in the powder blue throwbacks at 1:05, looking for a series win against the 23-14 Padres. Kyle Gibson is set to take the hill for the Fightins, going up against veteran arm Yu Darvish of the Padres.
The Phils bounced back last night and beat the Padres 3-0 in game two of the series, thanks to a strong pitching performance from Zack Wheeler and the bats of Rhys Hoskins and Odubel Herrera. Wheeler went seven strong, striking out 9 batters, while not allowing a walk or an earned run. Blake Snell got the loss, after going just 3.2 innings, allowing three earned runs and 3 walks.
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Kyle Gibson has thrown over 5 strikeouts just two times this season, but the Padres bats have struggled this series. They’ve struck out 17 times this series, and Kyle Gibson’s home dominance is going to continue. Odubel Herrera is so hot and cold, and after last night, it feels like a streak starts today.
Today’s Pitching Matchup
Phillies: Kyle Gibson gets the ball for the Phillies in the series finale. Gibson has thrown 37.1 innings this season, allowing 37 hits and 15 earned runs. He’s been dominant at home to start the year, holding a 3-0 record with a 1.93 ERA and 17 strikeouts.
Padres: Yu Darvish will make his 8th start of the season today for the Padres, looking to bounce back from his rough start on the road. Darvish has posted a 7.91 ERA with 14 Ks on the road, allowing 17 earned runs and 25 hits in 19,.1 innings.
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Today’s Starting Lineup
Lineup Notes: Bryce Harper is out of the lineup once again, along with Jean Segura, who is sidelined with a cold. Bryson Stott gets the nod at short, while Garrett Stubbs is behind the plate, with JT in the DH spot. Schwarber hits in the three-hole.
Series Finale Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
|Philadelphia Phillies||+1.5 (-182)||-110||O8 (-110)|
|San Diego Padres||-1.5 (+150)||-106||U8 (-110)|
Kyle Gibson dominates, and the offense comes alive. Phillies win 7-2.