In the second of a three-game series between the Philadelphia Phillies (13-10) and the Cleveland Indians (10-10) at Citizens Bank Park, Jerad Eickhoff (1-3, 4.07 ERA) and Trevor Bauer (1-0, 4.76 ERA) get the ball. The Phillies won the last game 4-3, and Philadelphia leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 7:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 30 and will air on CSPh and STOh.
In his most recent outing, Eickhoff pitched 5.1 innings, allowing seven runs and striking out seven in an 8-5 loss to the Brewers. Odubel Herrera (.303, 14 Rs, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs, 4 SBs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4. The Indians were victorious over the Tigers 6-3 the last time Bauer pitched. He went 3.1 innings, allowing two runs, striking out four and walking one. Carlos Santana (.250, 10 Rs, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been hitting the ball well, going 3 for 4 yesterday with two runs and one stolen base.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game an Indians -130 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
So far this season, the Phillies are 1-0 against the Indians.
Predictions: SU Winner - CLE
In their last game, the Indians lost by a margin of one run. The Phillies are 6-2 in one-run games. The Indians have a 4-5 record in close games.
The Philadelphia batters brought in a solid 10 hits last game. Cleveland has a record of 1-6 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
When they are outhit, the Indians are 1-6. The Phillies have a 3-8 record when opponents outhit them.
Both Philadelphia and Cleveland are tied at 18th in home runs, hitting 20 this season.
Ranking 27th, Philadelphia is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.61 per game. Cleveland ranks in the top half at 14th with 8.45.
Ranking 29th, Philadelphia is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.663). Cleveland ranks in the bottom half at 17th with an OPS of .711.
When the Indians allow at least one home run, they are 6-8. When the Phillies allow one or more homers, they have a 5-8 record.