The Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies will play the second game of their three-game series at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. ET. Nathan Eovaldi will be on the mound for Boston, while Spencer Howard will start for Philadelphia. We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.
Red Sox vs. Phillies, 7:15 p.m. ET
The Boston Red Sox won their third consecutive game on Friday night, defeating the Phillies 11-3. The Sox recorded two home runs and 13 hits, continuing their offensive onslaught. Over the course of their winning streak, Boston is averaging 8.66 runs per game. Meanwhile, the Phils have lost three straight games and are only averaging 1.33 runs per game in that span.
Philadelphia will try to change its fortunes with top pitching prospect Spencer Howard on the mound. The 24-year-old pitcher was recently recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley after spending the first month with the big league club. In three games, Howard has an ERA of 8.31, along with 8 strikeouts in 4.1 IP. The young pitcher will only be on the mound for 60 pitches, so it is imperative for him to work efficiently.
As for the Red Sox, they will give the ball to veteran pitcher Nathan Eovaldi. The 31-year-old has a record of 4-2 and ERA of 4.50 ERA through nine starts. In his last outing, Eovaldi gave up 6 hits (1 HR), 4 earned runs, 1 walk, and had 6 strikeouts in 5.0 IP. He has not won a game since Apr. 30 against the Texas Rangers. Eovaldi will hope that he can get a win on the road as his numbers are solid this season — 2-0, 2.45 ERA. However, in 10 starts against the Phils, he has a record of 3-4 and an ERA of 3.36.
Player Prop: TBD — pitcher props not listed yet for the Phillies.
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