The Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants meet Tuesday in MLB action at Oracle Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Philadelphia Phillies have scored 10 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 8 games. The Phillies have won 9 of their last 12 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Nick Castellanos leads the Phillies with 49 hits and 25 RBI, while Bryson Stott and Trea Turner have combined for 90 hits and 22 RBI. Zack Wheeler gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 3.80 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Wheeler is 2-2 with a 3.54 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants have scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The Giants have won 6 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Thairo Estrada leads the Giants with 49 hits and 14 RBI, while JD Davis and LaMonte Wade Jr. have combined for 67 hits and 36 RBI. Alex Cobb gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 1.70 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Cobb is 1-1 with a 2.37 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 4-0 in Phillies last 4 overall. The under is 11-1-1 in Giants last 13 Tuesday games. The Phillies are 17-35 in the last 52 meetings in San Francisco.
The Philadelphia Phillies continue to struggle on the road and the Giants have a clear pitching edge on the mound. While Wheeler is respectable, Alex Cobb has a 1.70 ERA and 1.24 WHIP through 47.2 innings. If the all star game was tomorrow, Cobb would be participating. I'll gladly take the Giants at home with the plus money and the pitching edge.