Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants: Preview & Predictions 05/16/2023

Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants: Preview & Predictions 05/16/2023

May 16, 2023

Game Preview

The Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants are set to meet for the second game of their three-game series at Oracle Park on Tuesday night. Zach Wheeler, a seasoned right-handed pitcher, will take the mound for the Phillies, while the Giants will counter with the experienced Alex Cobb. The game is scheduled to commence at 9:45 PM ET.

In the second game of the series away from home, the Phillies are expected to rely on Zach Wheeler as their starting pitcher. Wheeler’s previous outing against the Blue Jays was impressive, as he allowed only one run on three hits and one walk across seven innings, contributing to a 2-1 victory. So far this season, Wheeler has made eight appearances, pitching a total of 45 innings and maintaining a 3.80 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and an impressive 53:12 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He aims to build on his recent success and deliver another strong start against the Giants.

Despite a solid start to the season, the Phillies have slipped to ninth place in the Major Leagues in terms of OPS (On-base Plus Slugging), while averaging 4.3 runs per game. Their pitching staff has not been as effective as desired, carrying a team ERA of 4.66, which ranks 23rd in the league.
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On the other side, Alex Cobb will be the starting pitcher for the Giants in the second game of the series. In his previous start against the Diamondbacks, Cobb delivered an exceptional performance, pitching 7 1/3 scoreless innings and securing the win. Cobb allowed seven hits and struck out three batters. This marks the third time in four starts that he has kept the opposing team from scoring. With an impressive ERA of 1.70, significantly lower than his career average of 3.76, Cobb poses a formidable challenge for the Phillies in this game.

Despite ranking fourth in the Major Leagues for most home runs hit, the Giants have struggled to convert their power into wins, consistently remaining five to six games below the .500 mark throughout the season. Their pitching has been average, and despite ranking seventh in walks per nine innings, they have faced difficulties, ranking 20th in ERA. The Giants have been performing better than their win-loss record suggests, indicating the potential for a positive trend on the horizon for them.

Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants Game Information

  • Date: 05/16/2023
  • Time: 09:45 PM ET
  • Location: Oracle Park, San Francisco, California.
  • How to Watch: Phillies vs Giants MLB.TV
  • Live Stream: MLB.TV


Phillies vs Giants Betting Lines

Phillies are -111 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $90. On the other side, Giants are +101 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $101.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Phillies at a 52.61% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Giants have 49.75% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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