Philadelphia Phillies at Arizona Diamondbacks
|Date & Time||Wednesday August 7, 2019, 9:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +120 / Arizona Diamondbacks -145 -- Over/Under: 9.5
The Philadelphia Phillies and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Wednesday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Phillies have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Cesar Hernandez leads the Phillies with 120 hits and 49 RBI while Jean Segura and J.T. Realmuto have combined for 224 hits and 103 RBI. Jason Vargas gets the ball, and he is 6-5 with a 3.93 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. Vargas is 2-3 with a 6.82 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 139 hits and 66 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Nick Ahmed have combined for 229 hits and 147 RBI. Zac Gallen gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 2.72 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. This will be Gallen’s first career game against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League West, 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 2-6 in their last 8 Wednesday games. The Diamondbacks are 11-4 in their last 15 during game 3 of a series. The Phillies are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Arizona and 5-12 in the last 17 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Diamondbacks last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Phillies last 6 road games.
Vargas was decent in his first start for the Phillies, allowing five hits and two runs in 6.1 innings, but he still has a 5.03 ERA on the road and has had issues this season keeping the ball in the park. Gallen will make his first start since coming over from the Miami Marlins, and he's allowed 16 hits and seven earned runs in his last 26.1 innings. While 36.1 innings isn't a huge sample size, Gallen has been really impressive up to this point and should have more success with more consistent run support on his side with his new team. I like the Arizona Diamondbacks.