Citizens Bank Park will host the final game between the Phillies and the Yankees.
Philadelphia Phillies are on good form, registering their third straight walk-off win on Saturday. They are also 5-1 in their last 6 games, and 4-1 in their last 5 home games. Aaron Nola is scheduled to take the mound for the Phillies. He comes into this game with a 4-4 record and a 4.06 ERA, but he has given up 3 earned runs or fewer in 9 games. Nola’s only career appearance against the Yankees was great: 6 innings, one run, 12 strikeouts and no walks.
The Yankees have not been good lately and they are now 2-5 in their last 7 overall, and 1-5 in their last 6 on the road. They will hand the ball to Domingo German. He has been performing well allowing 3 runs or less in his previous 9 outings. He has an ERA of 3.12. However he is striking out batters at the lowest rate of his career, he has a high HR rate (1.78HR/9) and a high strand rate (88.7 %).
German is trending in the wrong direction and with Nola giving the Phillies a chance to win every time he steps on the mound, we are going to back the Phillies in this one.