Philadelphia Phillies vs Tampa Bay Rays


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Today’s matchup is between the Philadelphia Phillies (28-30) and the Tampa Bay Rays (38-20). The Phillies have won 1 of their last 5 games while the Rays have won 3 of their last 5 games.

The Phillies are starting Zach Wheeler (RHP), who is 4-1 in 10 start, pitching a 2.67 ERA, 3.23 FIP, .284 wOBA, K% of 17.5%, BB% of 4.7%, 85.9 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.13 WHIP in 64 innings pitched.

The Rays are starting John Curtiss (RHP), who is 3-0 in 15 appearances with a 1.93 ERA, 3.61 FIP, .257 wOBA, K% of 24.2%, BB% of 3.3%, 92.1 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.23 WHIP in 23.1 innings pitched.

The Phillies are the 7th best in the Majors in Relieving Pitching (WAR) while the Rays are 12th.

On the hitting side, the Phillies have a .340 wOBA and a .345 OBP. The Rays have a .325 wOBA and a .326 OBP. The Phillies have 81 HRs this season while the Rays have 79 HRs.

This can go either way as the Philadelphia Phillies have struggled to put wins together but recently (last 3) they've been much better at the batter's plate. The Rays have clinched the playoffs so I wouldn't be surprised if they began to rest players or become complacent. Zack Wheeler will likely be the reason why the Phillies win this one but I wouldn't be surprised at all if Philly was to lose this one considering that they just have not been able to put it all together lately.

  • Philadelphia are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
  • Philadelphia are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Tampa Bay.
  • Philadelphia are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games.
  • Tampa Bay are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games against Philadelphia.