The Philadelphia Phillies have now dropped two games in their series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Can they avoid a series sweep against one of the hottest teams in baseball?
Phillies vs Diamondbacks info
Date: Wednesday, May 24th
Time: 1:05 p.m. ET
Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
TV channel: MLB TV, NBCSP
Phillies vs Diamondbacks Betting odds
Money line: Philadelphia Phillies (-105) | Arizona Cardinals (-115)
Run Line: Philadelphia Phillies +1.5 (-165) | Arizona Cardinals -1.5 (+140)
Run total: Over/Under 9.5 (-110)
Ranger Suarez (0-1, 10.50 ERA) vs Zac Gallen (6-2, 2.95 ERA)
The Phillies have been unable to take advantage of pitching advantages in this series and their last hopes lie on the shoulders of Ranger Suarez as he squares off with the impressive Zac Gallen. Suarez allowed 4 earned runs and 5 hits against the Cubs in his last appearance, and his return to the mound has been a far cry from what was originally expected. Pitching against an offense as potent as this could yield more problems if Suarez isn’t on his A-game.
As for Gallen, his season has been great up to this point. He gave up 0 runs and just 4 hits in a win over the Royals back at the end of April, but has cooled off in recent weeks, He gave up five runs and eight hits in a disappointing 13-3 loss to the Pirates.
Phillies vs Diamondbacks Betting preview
The Phillies have really struggled to keep pace with the Diamondbacks this series, but we haven’t struggled to find winning bets. Both Bryce Harper and Lordes Gurriel Jr. recorded hits during last night’s matchup, which we tipped yesterday.
Strangely enough, I like the ‘OVER’ here. I’ve bet it in both games so far with no success, and now the line has dropped, this could be the last chance to get in on a recovering Ranger Suarez before he does get back to his best. If he struggles like he did last time out, it’s only going to further highlight the Phils’ bullpen struggles and could open up the floodgates.
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