Preview: Phillies look for a series split at 4:05 with Zack Wheeler on the mound
The Phillies take the field today at 4:05 EST looking to split their series with the Texas Rangers. Zack Wheeler (6-3, 2.69 ERA) gets the ball for the Phillies, going up against Jon Gray (2-3, 4.27 ERA) of the Rangers.
The bats went silent in last night’s 7-0 loss. The Phillies logged just six hits, were 0-9 with RISP, and couldn’t take advantage of Martin Perez not having his best stuff. Perez has been fantastic this season but wasn’t at the top of his game last night. He threw just six innings and allowed six hits and three walks, but the Phillies simply couldn’t get any runs home.
The Fightins are now 36-33 on the season and are in desperate need of a win before heading out to San Diego for a 4-game series. Although the Padres are without Manny Machado, Jake Cronenworth and the Padres offense is no joke. Today is a great opportunity to get the bats rolling again, going up against Gray, who has a 3.55 ERA at home.
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Zack Wheeler vs Jon Gray
Zack Wheeler gets the ball for the Phils today, making his 13th start of the season, and 6th away start. Wheeler has struggled a bit while on the road, holding a 2-1 record with a 4.50 ERA. He has struck out 30 batters and is coming off a fantastic seven-inning outing in Washington, where he allowed just four hits and one earned run. He’ll be going up against Jon Gray, who is 2-3 on the season with a 4.27 ERA. Gray is 1-0 at home in two starts, with a 3.55 ERA and 20 Ks.
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Series Finale Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
|Phillies||-1.5 (+110)||-138||O7.5 (-105)|
|Rangers||+1.5 (-132)||+118||U7.5 (-115)|
Phillies Starting Lineup
Lineup Notes: Bryce Harper is back in the lineup in the DH spot. Bryson Stott gets the start at 2nd.
Phils bats wake up, and Zack Wheeler dominates on the hill. Phils win 6-2.
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