Philadelphia Phillies (31-24) at San Francisco Giants (27-30)
|Date & Time||Saturday June 2, 2018, 10:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Francisco Giants +100 / Philadelphia Phillies -110 --- Over/Under: 8
The Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants meet Saturday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The Philadelphia Phillies could use a win here after losing five of their last eight games. The Phillies have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost seven of their last 11 games when scoring four or less 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. Vince Velasquez gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 4.08 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. Velasquez is 1-0 with a 4.09 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants also need a win here after losing six of their last nine games. The Giants have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 61 hits and 24 RBI while Brandon Belt and Evan Longoria have combined for 115 hits and 62 RBI. Andrew Suarez gets the ball, and he is 1-4 with a 5.65 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. This will be Suarez’s second career game against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 6-1 in their last 7 Saturday games, 11-4 in their last 15 during game 2 of a series and 11-24 in Velasquezs last 35 starts. The Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games, 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in Suarezs last 4 starts. The Phillies are 3-10 in the last 13 meetings in San Francisco, 6-1 in the last 7 meetings and the over is 16-7 in the last 23 meetings.
Suarez has been rocked in nearly every game this season, as he has an ERA well over five and is allowing a nearly .300 batting average. Velasquez has given up a combined four runs in his last three starts and is averaging 11 strikeouts per nine innings. However, the Giants are a diferent team at home where the offense comes to life. You can brush aside the pitching matchup at times, kind of how we did last night. Chris Stratton had his struggles, and he shutout the Phillies. The Giants play well at home. It's the road where the issues are constant. Give me the home team again.