Preview: Phillies Look to Make It 3 Straight Wins With Zack Wheeler on the Mound Against the Angels
The Phillies will look to extend their winning streak to three straight games as Zack Wheeler takes the mound Saturday night against the Los Angeles Angels.
The Phillies take on the Los Angeles Angels tonight with the first pitch scheduled for 7:15 pm EST. Earlier this morning MLB announced that Zack Wheeler was named National League Pitcher of the Month in May. After struggling out of the gate in April posting a 1-3 record and 5.79 ERA, Wheeler has regained the form that had him 2nd in NL Cy Young Award voting last season.
In five starts during the month Wheeler was 2-0 with a 1.65 ERA over 32.2 innings of work. Wheeler struck out 40 hitters over that period while walking over 5, good for a stellar 8:1 K/BB ratio. All of Wheeler’s stats for the month were incredible but i appreciate that he allowed only one home run the entire month. Just think where this Phillies team would be without his pitching.
As for the Angels, they will look to end a 9-game losing streak that continued after being drubbed the Phils 10-0 in the first game of the series on Friday night.
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Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber both hit two home runs last night meaning you would be rich this morning. Do you think they can do it again against Michael Lorenzen?
Zack Wheeler vs Michael Lorenzen
Zack Wheeler is set to take the ball for the Phils, making his 10th start of the season. Wheeler has been excellent at home, posting a 2-2 record with a stingy 1.48 ERA over 30.1 innings, while striking out 31. He’ll go up against Michael Lorenzen for Los Angeles, who holds a 3.19 ERA on the year, with a 1.06 WHIP in 48.0 innings.
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Game 2 Odds Via FanDuel Sports Book
|Phillies||-1.5 (+104)||-186||O8 (-115)|
|Angels||+1.5 (-125)||+156||U8 (-105)|
I would normally be hesitant to wager on the Phillies to win on two consecutive nights in a row, but how can I go against them with the reigning NL Pitcher of the Month, Zack Wheeler taking the mound. I think the firing of Joe Girardi has lit what will be prove to be a temporary spark for the Phillies offense.
I like a high scoring affair tonight.
Phillies Win 7-6
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