Phillies v. Rangers betting preview and predictions for June 22, 2022

Philadelphia Phillies Zack Wheeler
TAMPA, FL – MARCH 07: Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) delivers a pitch during the MLB Spring Training game between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees on March 7, 2021 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire)

Does this look familiar to you, Phillies fans?

If so, you’re likely suffering from Metsleftovertosis. This may incubate following an over-exposure to former washed-up Mets.

If you spent too much time watching Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, or Amed Rosario, there’s a good chance you’ve been exposed.

WARNING: prolonged exposure to Wilmer Flores will likely result in an increase of Friends re-runs.

If you or a loved one has ever watched the Mets or any players formerly associated with the Mets, please call a doctor.

Pitching matchup – Wednesday, 6/22 – 4:05p @ Globe Life Field

Phillies Ace is on the mound

Zack Wheeler (6-3, 2.69 ERA) v. Jon Gray (2-3, 4.27 ERA)

Here’s one former Metropolitan that only got better following his departure from the Big Apple. Wheeler’s been on a tear for about a month and a half.

In eight starts since the beginning of May, he owns an ERA of 1.57. Good enough for NL Pitcher of the Month in May. Hopefully, he can salvage this two-game series before the Phils had to San Diego.

Gray has rebounded from a rough start to put together a respectable June effort.

Through four June starts, his 2.52 ERA and 11.2 SO/9 speak for themselves. It should be a good matchup with plenty of strikeouts.

Series Spotlight

Bryce Harper was available to pinch-hit yesterday; the Phillies never needed him. Going 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position made sure of that.

Phillies Daily Fantasy Pick of the Day

JT Realmuto – I choose you. The Phillies’ catcher has had his ups and downs this season, but has a .417 OBP over the last week. Pretty decent value for his position and what he’s proven that he can do.

He’s $2,900 on FanDuel.

Phillies vs. Rangers Betting information

If you parlay Wheeler Over 7.5 S/O with Gray Over 6.5 S/O, you pump out +349 odds on FanDuel. This is almost as close as you get to a guaranteed winner.

Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire