Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants 5-17-2023

Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants 5/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants 5/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The historic Oracle Park in San Francisco, California, will play host in the closing game of the National League three-game series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday afternoon.


Philadelphia dropped to 20-22 overall and 9-15 when playing away from home after losing its recent three consecutive games played while placing third in the NL East with 6 games behind Atlanta in the first place and posted a -26 run difference for the season.


The Phillies enter this final match of a series looking to end a 3-game losing streak and prevent a sweep with a victory over the Giants on Wednesday. 


RF Nick Castellanos averages .308 at the plate and added a team-high 49 hits while CF Brandon Marsh pitched in an on-base percentage at .406 in leading the Philadelphia Phillies.


Designated Hitter Kyle Schwarber led in home runs with nine and First Baseman Alec Bohm is the leader in runs batted in with 31 for the Phillies.


On Wednesday, Philadelphia’s management will give a nod to righty Taijuan Walker to start the series finale versus San Francisco.


The right-handed thrower is 3-2 on the season with an ERA of 5.75 and struck out 38 batters in his starts.


The Phillies’ Starting Pitcher Noah Song (back) and Relief Pitcher Jose Alvarado (elbow) are on a 15-day injured list while First Baseman Darick Hall (thumb) and Center Fielder Cristian Pache (knee) are on a 10-day injured list status.


Catcher Rafael Marchan (hand) is on a 60-day injured list status while Left Fielder Rhys Hoskins (ACL) is out for the season. 


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Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants Predictions 5/17/2023


The San Francisco Giants will continue their home defense and go for a sweep with a victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday afternoon.


San Francisco improved to 19-23 overall and 12-10 when playing at home following two straight home triumphs but stayed in fourth place in the NL West with 7.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first place and posted a run difference of -23 this year.


The Giants split their last six contests played following two successive wins over the Phillies including the recent 4-3 home triumph last night.  


SF’s 2B Thairo Estrada batted an average of .310 and drove in 49 hits in leading the Giants while LF LaMonte Wade Jr. contributed a team-high on-base percentage at .427.


RF Michael Conforto led the Giants in home runs made with eight and 3B J.D. Davis chipped in 22 runs batted in this season.


The Giants management will counter with Sean Manaea to take on the mound to start the closing game of a series on Wednesday. MAnaea is 1-2 on the season with a 7.96 ERA and fanned out 31 hitters in his starts.   


SP Thomas Szapucki (arm) and RP Luke Jackson (elbow) are on a 6-day lL while Center Fielder Joc Pederson (hand) and Left Fielder Austin Slater (hamstring) are on a 10-day lL for San Francisco.


Catcher Roberto Perez (shoulder) and Center Fielder Luis Gonzalez (back) are on a 60-day lL while SS Brandon Crawford (rest) is not included in the lineup vs Philadelphia on Wednesday and RF Mike Yastrzemski (hamstring) was upgraded to be included in the lineup. 


Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants. The MLB Pick for this contest is Philadelphia -119. The Phillies are the better team here after winning five of their last seven while the Giants lost four of their last six games played.


Philadelphia’s starter Taijuan Walker finished two solid starts yielding just 4 runs on 10 hits with 9 Ks and zero walks through 12 lP resulting in its pair of wins.


SF’s Sean Manaea was hit hard in his last two starts with 12 runs on 11 hits allowed in 7-2/3 innings of work. Prediction: Philadelphia will win 6-3.  


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Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants 5/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 3:45 PM ET


Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, California 


Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia Phillies -119   


MLB Totals: 8.5


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