Giants to begin series against Phillies with Wild Card implications

Aug 21, 2023, 9:26 AM

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After salvaging the final game of a three-game series against the MLB-best Atlanta Braves, the San Francisco Giants will face another surging team in the race for a postseason spot.

San Francisco (65-59) will open up a three-game series on Monday in Philadelphia against a Phillies (67-57) team that has moved into the top National League Wild Card spot amid the Giants’ recent slide.

Entering play on Monday, Philadelphia holds a two-game lead over San Francisco in the Wild Card standings while the Giants have watched its once-comfortable lead in the standings be reduced to a slim half-game margin over the Chicago Cubs for the second Wild Card spot.

This is the final time that San Francisco will face the Phillies during the 2023 regular season, meaning that the Giants will need to make these games count as they look to trim the two-game deficit.

Here are the probable pitching matchups for this week’s action at Citizens Bank Park:

Giants vs. Phillies Pitching Matchups

*subject to change*

Monday, August 21st – Scott Alexander (6-2, 4.06 ERA) vs. Aaron Nola (10-8, 4.58 ERA) – 3:40 PM PST

Tuesday, August 22nd – Kyle Harrison (MLB debut) vs. Taijuan Walker (13-5, 4.08 ERA) – 3:40 PM PST

Wednesday, August 23rd – Alex Cobb (6-5, 3.75 ERA) vs. Michael Lorenzen (7-8, 3.57 ERA) – 1:05 PM PST

Upcoming San Francisco Giants Schedule

  • Monday, August 21st-Wednesday, August 23rd – @ Philadelphia Phillies
  • Friday, August 25th-Sunday, August 27th – vs. Atlanta Braves
  • Monday, August 28th-Wednesday, August 30th – vs. Cincinnati Reds
  • Thursday, August 31st-Sunday, September 3rd – @ San Diego Padres
  • Monday, September 4th-Wednesday, September 6th – @ Chicago Cubs

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