The San Francisco Giants wrap up a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday afternoon.
The Phillies are coming off a 4-3 home win yesterday. Bryce Harper went 2 for 3 with a homer, a walk, and two RBIs for Philadelphia. Taijuan Walker pitched 5.0 innings allowing six hits and two earned runs. He also struck out seven batters and two walks in the win.
The Giants had Joc Pederson finish 2 for 3 during the game with a double and two RBIs. Kyle Harrison lasted 3.1 innings, giving up five hits and two earned runs. He also walked one and struck out five in the win.
Can the Giants find a way to pick up a win, or will the Phillies sweep the series at home?
Giants vs. Phillies Betting Odds
Giants vs. Phillies Match Details
- Fixture: San Francisco @ Philadelphia
- Date and Time: August 23, 2023, 4:05 p.m. EST
- Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
San Francisco (65-61) is third in the NL West standings. They have lost five of their last ten games. The Giants carry a home record of 36-24 and a road record of 30-33. San Francisco’s offense is ranked 24th, with a team batting average of .238 and an OPS of .701. Alex Cobb (6-5) is the probable pitcher for today’s game. He has an ERA of 3.75 and 113 strikeouts.
Philadelphia (69-57) is second in the NL East standings. They have won five of their last ten games. They carry a home record of 36-24 and a road record of 33-33. The Phillies have a team batting average of .258, an OPS of .754, and their offense is eighth. Michael Lorenzen (7-8) will toe the slab for this matchup. He has a 3.57 ERA and struck out 94 batters this season.
These bullpens have been doing a great job throughout the season as the Giants are ninth in the sport with a 3.78 reliever ERA while the Phillies are eighth with a 3.69 bullpen ERA. Michael Lorenzen and Alex Cobb have shown the ability to limit runs against and though this Phillies offense can put up a crooked number, expect the under to be the better play here.
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