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Philadelphia Phillies at Arizona Diamondbacks Game 4 Betting Preview

It’s Game 4 of the best of 7 series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday. The Diamondbacks won Game 3 and now trail in the series 2-1. They will look to even the series up at home.

The Phillies are the favorite in this game. Philadelphia is listed at -134, while Arizona is +114. The total for this game is listed at 9.5 runs.

Phillies Looking to Re-Discover Their Hot Bats

After hitting all postseason, the Phillies just could not get anything going offensively in the loss on Thursday. They scored a run in the 7th inning, but that was a hit. The Phillies ended with just three hits in the game.

Despite the struggles on Thursday, the Phillies have scored 29 runs over their last five games. Much of that reason is their ability to hit the long ball. Philadelphia has clubbed 19 home runs over nine games this postseason.

Nick Castellanos is at 5, while Bryce Harper has 4. Trea Turner has been fantastic for the Phillies offense, as he is hitting .471 and leads the team in stolen bases this postseason, with four. Kyle Schwarber and Alec Bohm are guys that this lineup would like to get going, as they are a combined 13 of 67 so far in the postseason.

Christopher Sanchez will get the start for the Phillies in this one. The 26-year-old lefthander from the Dominican Republic has not pitched since September 30th.

That was out of the bullpen, where he went in just one inning. His last start was on September 24th. Sanchez made 18 starts and finished with a 3-5 record and a 3.44 earned run average. The lefthander did strike out 96 batters in 99.1 innings this season.

Bullpen Game for Arizona

For the Arizona Diamondbacks, they will send Joe Mantiply to the mound first. Mantiply made just three starts for Arizona this season. He has made four postseason appearances this season and gone three innings, allowing three hits and three runs scored. On the season, he threw 39 innings and allowed 35 hits and 20 earned runs.

In the Thursday win, Lourdes Gurriel drove in Alex Thomas in the 7th inning, and Ketel Marte hit a base hit to score Pavin Smith in the bottom of the 9th. It was a walk-off win for the Diamondbacks in the postseason. That saved their season, and they know they will need more offense to win Game 4.

The Diamondbacks are led in offense this postseason by Marte, who is hitting .371. He has two home runs, along with Corbin Carroll, Alek Thomas, and Geraldo Perdomo. They all trail Gabriel Moreno, who has three for Arizona.

Carroll, who will be named the National League Rookie of the Year, has eight hits in 28 at bats and has stolen two bases while being walked six times in the postseason. The Diamondbacks’ veteran third baseman Evan Longoria has struggled this postseason, hitting just .167.

Phillies Win Slug Fest on Friday

This is going to be an interesting game. Game four with two guys with little to no starting pitching experience in the postseason. Both teams hope they can get their bats going. This could be a slugfest.

Look for the Phillies to come out swinging and take advantage of it. The Phillies score runs in bunches, and that leads them to a win here.

The final bet for the game on Friday is the Philadelphia Phillies -134 over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Phillies win the game and move just one win away from the World Series.

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