Picks & Preview: Giants vs Phillies 08-21-2023

Picks & Preview: Giants vs Phillies 08-21-2023

August 21, 2023


Game Preview

The Giants have dropped seven of their previous ten games and two of three versus the Braves. Recently, they’ve had a really busy schedule. They dropped their last nine games in a row to the Rangers, the Rays, and the Braves. But the Giants did prevail in their most recent contest. 
In the ninth inning, they scored three runs off of Max Fried, including one on a bases-loaded walk. The Giants are currently in the second Wild Card position with a 65–59 record. They lead the last-place Cubs by 0.5 games but are still 2 games behind the first-place Philadelphia Phillies.
The Giants’ starting pitchers have been the team’s driving force in 2018. Their team ERA ranks ninth, their WHIP is ninth, and their opponents’ batting average ranks 21st. Scott Alexander will take the mound for them today. He’s been to the mound six times already this season. He has started six games and thrown 5.1 innings, allowing 5 runs. 
Meanwhile, the Nationals swept the weekend series from the Phillies, who lost two of three. They bring certain difficulties with them as well. Four of the previous six games played by the Phillies have ended in defeat. The Phillies are still winning, with a 67-57 record. They are 13.5 games behind the division-leading Braves, but they are in first place in the Wild Card race.

Even though the Phillies dropped two of three to the Nationals, their offense was quite good. In the three games they played, they scored 22 runs. The Phillies rank 12th in runs scored, 9th in batting average, 12th in on-base percentage, and 8th in slugging percentage for the season. Over the past week, Jake Cave has been mostly responsible for driving in the team’s runs. 
Today, Aaron Nola will take the mound for the Phillies. He has a record of 10-8 for the season with a 4.58 ERA. He has struggled in three of his last four starts. He has thrown 20 innings while allowing 17 runs, 15 of which were earned, in his last four outings. 
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San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies Game Information

  • Date: 08/21/2023
  • Time: 06:40 PM ET
  • Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • How to Watch: Giants vs Phillies MLB.TV
  • Live Stream: MLB.TV


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