Series Preview: Phillies begin west-coast trip, square off against Diamondbacks tonight at 9:40
The Philadelphia Phillies kick off their week-long west coast trip tonight as they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at 9:40 EST.
Ranger Suarez (8-5, 3.38 ERA) gets the ball for the Phillies, going up against Madison Bumgarner (6-13, 4.53 ERA).
The Phillies finished off an 11-game home stand with a record of 7-4, scoring 52 runs in 11 games and collecting a sweep from Cincinnati with a series win against Pittsburgh. The team fell yesterday in a sweep opportunity, as Noah Syndergaard struggled and the bats went silent.
These two teams matched up back in June, where the Phillies took two of 3, but dropped the final game of the series 13-1. Rhys Hoskins crushed the DBacks back in June, slashing .455/.538/1.091 in 11 at-bats with 2 HRs, 2 RBIs, 5 hits, and 3 runs scored.
The team needs to ride the hot bats of Nick Castellanos, Alec Bohm, and JT Realmuto, who have been the there players carrying the offense over the last 7 days. Castellanos holds a .552 slugging percentage over that time, while JT Realmuto is slashing .391/.440/.739, with an OPS over 1.100.
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Series Pitching Matchups
- Tonight: Ranger Suarez vs. Madison Bumgarner
- Tuesday: Aaron Nola vs. Zac Gallen
- Wednesday: Bailey Falter vs. Tommy Henry
Ranger Suarez vs. Madison Bumgarner
Ranger Suarez takes the hill for the Fightins, looking to continue his fantastic 2022 on the road. Suarez holds just a 2.41 ERA away from Citizens Bank Park this season, with 58 Ks to just 18 earned runs allowed in 67.1 away innings (11 starts). Suarez has been lethal since the All-Star break, holding just a 1.75 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP in 36 innings.
Suarez will face off against Madison Bumgarner who is coming off a rough start vs. St. Louis, allowing five earned runs and seven hits in just five and a third. Bumgarner has allowed 24 earned runs over his last five starts.
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Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
|Phillies||-1.5 (-118)||-188||O9 (+100)|
|Diamondbacks||+1.5 (+100)||+158||U9 (-122)|
Ranger Suarez has been fantastic on the road this season and lethal since the All-Star break. I think he gives the Phils another outing of 7 strong innings, and the offense bangs up Bumgarner. Phils -1.5.
- Tonight’s Prediction: Phillies WIN 6-3
- Series Prediction: Phillies take 2 of 3