Series Preview: Phillies meet again with the Cincinnati Reds, first-pitch set for 7:05
The Philadelphia Phillies open up a new series tonight against the Cincinnati Reds at 7:05 EST.
Noah Syndergaard (7-8, 3.95 ERA) gets the ball for the Phillies, going up against Luis Cessa (3-1, 5.50 ERA) of Cincinnati.
The Phillies dropped a tough game on Sunday, as a blown save in the 9th inning pushed the Mets to a 10-9 win. The game was back and forth, and even with SIX RBIs from Alec Bohm, the team couldn’t get the job done. David Robertson had to come into the game after throwing 35 pitches on Saturday and allowed a 2-run homer to Mark Canha that pushed the score to 9-8, followed by another Mets homer to move it to 10-8.
Nick Maton would score JT Realmuto in the bottom half of the 9th, but Darick Hall would go down looking for the final out of the 9th inning. If you’re not reading our game recaps after every game from Steve Baruti, I don’t really know what to tell ya at this point. Check out yesterday’s recap here.
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The Phillies now sit at 66-55 on the year and control the third wild card spot, as the Padres won yesterday, putting the Phils back of San Diego. The Fightins really have a good chance to gain some ground over the next few weeks due to their easy schedule.
Phillies Next 7 Opponents
- Reds for 4
- Pirates for 3
- Diamondbacks for 3
- Giants for 3
- Marlins for 3
- Nationals for 3
- Marlins for 3
Those six teams currently hold a record of 303-423. As long as the Phillies don’t have the most epic collapse of all time, Red October is coming.
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Series Pitching Matchups
- Monday: Noah Syndergaard (7-8, 3.95 ERA) vs Luis Cessa (3-1, 5.50 ERA)
- Tuesday: Ranger Suarez (8-5, 3.31 ERA) vs Nick Lodolo (3-4, 4.12 ERA)
- Wednesday: Aaron Nola (8-10, 3.25 ERA) vs Graham Ashcraft (5-3, 3.97 ERA)
- Thursday: Zack Wheeler (11-7, 3.07 ERA) vs Justin Dunn (1-1, 6.08 ERA)
Noah Syndergaard vs Luis Cessa
Noah Syndergaard takes the hill for the Phillies, coming off a great last start vs Cincinnati. He went seven total innings, allowing just three earned runs while striking out six. Luis Cessa has been primarily a reliever for the Reds this year, holding a 3-1 record with a 5.50 ERA in his time in 2022.
Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
|Reds||+1.5 (+102)||+205||O8.5 (-115)|
|Phillies||-1.5 (-122)||-250||U8.5 (-105)|