Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Castellanos
Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Castellanos plays during a baseball game, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


Kyle Barrette

Well, we made it into the fifth inning on our return to the diamond and everything fell apart. The two teams combined to go over the total in the fifth inning alone. We’re climbing back up on the horse and heading to Philadelphia, where the Phillies are hosting the Giants for today’s play.

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The Phillies are definitely on the struggle bus right now, and it has not been a good start to the season for a team that has so much talent. The Phillies were swept by the Mets and have dropped the first two games of this series and need a win here to avoid back-to-back sweeps and to break their five-game losing streak. They are going to be putting their best guy, Nola, on the hill today to try and get out of this slump. The only issue is that the Phillies have gone 2-8 this season in games Nola has started. He has pitched well, which turns the point of blame on the offense, which has barely been able to score more than four runs in a lot of Nola’s starts, and when they have, the bullpen has let them down.

The Giants avoided a sweep at the hands of the Reds and now look to extend their current win streak to four games against the Mets. The Giants’ offense broke out of their mini slump and has piled on 18 runs over their three game winning streak. Today they are going to be sending Carlos Rodon to the hill. Much like Nola, the Giants have been struggling with Rodon on the mound, losing four out of the last five games he’s started. One game, Rodon got blown up, but other than that, it’s also been a lack of offense that was behind the losses. 

Phillies vs Giants Pick: Giants ML
The Giants are plus money today and are the better team right now. The Phillies haven’t been able to get much run support behind Nola or over their past five games in general. The Giants offense has been scoring a bunch of runs, good value on the plus money with the better team.

Same Game Parlay:
Giants ML, Nick Castellanos to hit a HR, Aaron Nola Over 6.5 K’s, Nick Castellanos to record 2+ hits and Castellanos to record a run.

SGP Odds +7447

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