Giants vs Phillies – Pregame Notes (6/18/21)

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The Giants are fresh off sweeping the Diamondbacks in four games and play the Phillies in a three-game set beginning today to wrap up their seven-game homestand. The Giants have won 16 of their last 22 contests and enter today with the best winning percentage in the Majors at 44-25 (.638 winning percentage)

HOT HOT HOT

  • The Giants had a team OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage) of 1.165 in the four-game set against the DBacks – the 5th best mark by any NL team in a four-game series in the modern era.
  • SF has reached the nine-run mark in each of their last three wins.

STARTERS

  • PHI – Vince Velaquez
    • Started the season in the bullpen, but as a starter is 2-1 with a 3.95 ERA in 9 starts.
    • NightRider – He has a 3.15 ERA in 9 night games on the year (compared to a 6.91 ERA in4 day games)
  • SF – Johnny Cueto
    • Allowed a season-high five runs on a season-high nine hits while walking a season-high three in the Giants 5-0 loss to the Nats in his last start

PHILLIES

  • Today marks the first time the Phillies have visited Oracle Park since 2019.
  • The Giants are 6-1 against the Phillies at Oracle Park since 2018 and have not lost a home series against them since 2013
  • Player 2 Watch:
    • Bryce Harper – The last time Harper was at Oracle he hit his second career splash hit
    • He owns the 4th highest OPS in the 1st inning (1.173)
    • If Harper hit two more extra-base hits, he’ll have 500 for his career
    • Against NL West teams– .344 BA and .468 OBP

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