Series Preview: Phillies stay out west, kick off 3-game set tonight on AppleTV+
The Phillies kick off a 3-game set tonight with the San Francisco Giants on AppleTV+.
Kyle Gibson (9-5, 4.08 ERA) gets the ball for the Phillies, going up against Alex Cobb (4-6, 3.81 ERA) for San Fran.
The Phils start off the month of September on the west coast, taking on a 61-68 Giants team who has underperformed in 2022 after winning 106 games last season. The Phillies had a rough series against the Diamondbacks but did salvage the series, as Bailey Falter and the offense carried the team to an 18-2 win.
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As September comes, so do roster expansions. The Phillies added Vinny Nittoli and Donny Sands to their major league roster yesterday, rounding out to the mandatory 28 players for September and the postseason. Don’t expect Sands to be up the whole time, as the team will most certainly bring back Darick Hall as a bench bat or even Yairo Munoz.
Tonight’s game will be streamed exclusively on AppleTV+, the Phillies’ final game of the year on the streaming program. You can watch the game here.
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Series Pitching Matchups
- Friday: Kyle Gibson vs. Alex Cobb
- Saturday: Noah Syndergaard vs. Jakob Junis
- Sunday: Ranger Suarez vs. Carlos Rodon
Kyle Gibson vs. Alex Cobb
Kyle Gibson is coming off the best month of his career, tallying a 2.30 ERA in 31.1 innings. Gibson allowed 28 hits and just eight earned runs in that time while striking out just 30. Alex Cobb holds a 2.86 home ERA this season, with a 3-6 record with 71 Ks. He’s totaled a 3.81 ERA on the year with a 1.30 WHIP.
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Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
|Phillies||-1.5 (+164)||-102||O8 (+104)|
|Giants||+1.5 (-200)||+116||U8 (-118)|
I think the Phillies start off their September strong and sweep the San Francisco Giants.
Tonight’s Pick: Phils -102