Philadelphia Phillies (31-23) at San Francisco Giants (26-30)
|Date & Time||Friday June 1, 2018, 10:15 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Francisco Giants -104 / Philadelphia Phillies -106 --- Over/Under: 8
The Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants meet Friday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The Philadelphia Phillies look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Phillies have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 14 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have won eight of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Odubel Herrera leads the Phillies with 62 hits and 32 RBI while Cesar Hernandez and Maikel Franco have combined for 99 hits and 53 RBI. Nick Pivetta gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 3.26 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. This will be Pivetta’s second career game against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants could use a victory here after losing six of their last eight games. The Giants have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 13 straight games. The San Francisco Giants have lost nine of their last 13 games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 59 hits and 24 RBI while Brandon Belt and Evan Longoria have combined for 114 hits and 61 RBI. Chris Stratton gets the ball, and he is 6-3 with a 4.97 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. This will be Stratton’s second career game against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 0-4 in their last 4 Friday games, 4-1 in Pivettas last 5 road starts and 12-3 in Pivettas last 15 starts. The Giants are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. National League East, 9-1 in Strattons last 10 home starts and 8-2 in Strattons last 10 starts. The Phillies are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in San Francisco, 6-0 in the last 6 meetings and the over is 16-7 in the last 23 meetings.
Pivetta has been the better pitcher this season over Stratton, but the Giants had the day off yesterday and usually play their best baseball at home where the offense comes alive. The Phillies offense has been hit or miss as of late and that won't fly against a Giants team that's hitting .274 with 27 homers at home. I'll take the Giants and the low price despite the pitching advantage for the Phillies.