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Phillies out to continue hot run on road vs. Rangers

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Philadelphia Phillies at Texas Rangers

  1. The Rangers took both games from the Phillies on the road on May 3-4. These two teams have played 17 games against each other all-time, with the Phillies winning seven of the first 10 and the Rangers winning the last seven. The last Phillies win was March 31, 2014.
  2. The Phillies are 15-3 (.833) in June and have the third most wins this month behind the Braves and Yankees (16 each). The last time the Phillies won at least 80 percent of their games in a month was May 1976 (22-5, .815)
  3. Kyle Schwarber is hitting .284 in 18 games in June with seven home runs, 14 RBI and 21 runs scored. Since 2017, Schwarber leads all MLB players with 41 home runs in June.
  4. The Rangers split a four-game series at Detroit, winning the first two but losing the last two. After posting the third best record in the AL in May (17-10, .630), the Rangers are tied for the third worst record in the AL in June (7-11, .389).
  5. Corey Seager is hitting .348 (8-for-23) with three home runs and four RBI during his last seven games. He has a home run in each of his last two games. He has had a three-game home run streak three times in his career including one this season from April 28-30.
  6. Adolis Garcia has 14 RBI in June after 14 in April and 17 in May. He is one of four MLB players with at least 14 RBI in each month this season. The others are Pete Alonso, C.J. Cron and Bryce Harper.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/21/2022 thru 6/22/2022

After taking four games of a long five-game series from the Washington Nationals, the Philadelphia Phillies open a quick two-game set against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday at Arlington, Texas.

The Phillies are one of the hottest teams in the major leagues, having won 14 of 17 since Rob Thomson replaced Joe Girardi as manager.

But the Phillies will be running into a hot pitcher Tuesday. Rangers left-hander Martin Perez (4-2, 2.10 ERA) will be on the mound, while the Phillies counter with right-hander Kyle Gibson (4-2, 4.04).

Perez's ERA is sixth best in baseball and fourth in the American League. In seven home starts, he is 3-2 with a 2.45 ERA as the Rangers return home after a four-game split against the Detroit Tigers.

Against the Phillies, Perez is 2-1 with a 3.65 ERA in seven appearances (six starts).

The Phillies enter the series with some uncertainty regarding Bryce Harper. The reigning National League MVP did not play against the Nationals on Saturday and Sunday due to a blister issue on his left hand.

"We're going to take (Monday) and see where I'm at, (and) go from there," Harper said. "I've had many blisters on my hands, but never an infection on my hand like this."

Harper has only played against Texas five times in his career, and is hitting .150 with one extra-base hit (a double) in 20 at-bats.

For Texas, Perez does not have a decision in three June starts. In his most recent outing Thursday, he gave up one run in seven innings against the Tigers. It came after he was tagged for a season-high, seven runs (six earned) in five innings at the Chicago White Sox.

The Rangers' offense has received a boost since rookie Ezequiel Duran stepped in at third base. The 23-year-old is hitting .291 with two home runs and eight RBIs in his 14 career games.

"He's amazing," Perez said. "He's not just like 23-year-olds, he's on another level."

For the Phillies, Gibson has plenty of familiarity with the Rangers.

The right-hander was with Texas in 2020 and part of 2021, where he had an 8-9 record and a 3.79 ERA over 31 starts.

The 34-year-old was dealt by Texas on July 30, 2021, as part of a deal that also sent Ian Kennedy, Hans Crouse and cash to the Phillies for Spencer Howard, Josh Gessner and Kevin Gowdy.

In his career, Gibson has made seven starts against the Rangers, going 2-1 with a 3.08 ERA.

In his most recent start Wednesday, Gibson gave up one earned run with six strikeouts and no walks in a no-decision against the Miami Marlins.

Phillies outfielder/designated hitter Nick Castellanos, who played in parts of seven seasons with the Detroit Tigers, has appeared in 32 games against the Rangers. He has batted .282 against Texas with a .771 OPS, two home runs and 11 RBIs.

Against Perez, Castellanos is batting .500 (6-for-12) with a home run and two doubles.

Rangers shortstop Corey Seager, who hit his 15th home run in Sunday's loss, has a .298 batting average, .398 on-base percentage and .512 slugging percentage the Phillies. The left-handed hitting shortstop also has hit four homers and six doubles in 23 games versus Philadelphia.

-- Field Level Media

Updated June 20, 2022

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