Texas Rangers vs. Philadelphia Phillies: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 23, 2024

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May 23, 2024 6:12 AM
The Philadelphia Phillies, leading the series 2-0, look to extend their dominance over the Texas Rangers in their upcoming matchup on Thursday, May 23 at 1:05 PM at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies' impressive 21-8 home record and overall 36-14 season record set the stage for a tough challenge for the Rangers, who are 12-13 on the road. Can the Rangers find a way to even the series, or will the Phillies continue their winning streak?
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Rangers vs Phillies starting pitchers

  • Zack Wheeler for Philadelphia Phillies
  • Andrew Heaney for Texas Rangers

Rangers vs Phillies statistics

Stat Rangers Phillies
Hits 422 (Tied-7th) 436 (4th)
Batting Average .246 (11th) .258 (2nd)
Runs Batted In 216 (12th) 258 (1st)
Runs 226 (11th) 272 (1st)
Home Runs 53 (13th) 58 (8th)
Walks 165 (9th) 195 (3rd)
Stolen Bases 19 (29th) 59 (4th)
Strikeouts 391 (20th) 420 (14th)
Pitches 7201 (18th) 7485 (7th)

Philadelphia Phillies recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/22/24 vs Texas Rangers W 11-4
5/21/24 vs Texas Rangers W 5-2
5/19/24 vs Washington Nationals W 11-5
5/18/24 vs Washington Nationals W 4-3 F/10
5/17/24 vs Washington Nationals W 4-2

Texas Rangers recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/22/24 @ Philadelphia Phillies L 11-4
5/21/24 @ Philadelphia Phillies L 5-2
5/19/24 vs Los Angeles Angels L 4-1
5/18/24 vs Los Angeles Angels W 3-2 F/13
5/17/24 vs Los Angeles Angels L 9-3

Rangers vs Phillies predictions

As the Texas Rangers take on the Philadelphia Phillies, I'm expecting big things from Adolis Garcia, who's been on a tear this season. With 11 home runs and 35 RBIs already under his belt, I think he'll be a major threat at the plate, potentially going yard at least once in this game. Meanwhile, Josh Smith has been quietly putting together a solid season, and I think he'll come up big with a few key hits and maybe even a stolen base or two. And let's not count out Corey Seager, who's always a threat to go deep and drive in a few runs.

On the other side, the Phillies have a plethora of sluggers who can do some serious damage. Bryce Harper is always a force to be reckoned with, and I think he'll come up with a big hit or two in this one. Alec Bohm has been raking all season, and I expect him to keep it up with a multi-hit game. And don't count out J.T. Realmuto, who's been providing some much-needed spark in the Phillies' lineup. I think he'll come through with a clutch hit or two to help his team out.

All things considered, I think the Phillies have the upper hand in this one. With Zack Wheeler on the mound, they've got a good chance of shutting down the Rangers' offense, and their potent lineup should be able to do some damage against Andrew Heaney. My prediction is that the Phillies will take this one fairly convincingly, maybe by a score of 6-3 or 7-4. But hey, you never know what can happen in baseball, so we'll just have to wait and see how it all plays out.

Philadelphia Phillies injuries

  • Rafael Marchan (C): 10-Day-IL
  • Yunior Marte (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Luis Ortiz (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Dylan Covey (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Michael Rucker (RP): 15-Day-IL

Texas Rangers injuries

  • Josh Sborz (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Luis Mieses (OF): Day-To-Day
  • Nathan Eovaldi (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • Jon Gray (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Blake Taylor (RP): Day-To-Day

Rangers vs Phillies game info

Venue Citizens Bank Park
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
First pitch Thu 1:05 PM
Temperature 63°
Chance of Rain 78%

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