Good teams should not blow 4-0 leads with their co-ace (Zack Wheeler last night) on the mound, and a team that has spent more than $200 million on their roster shouldn’t have this much difficulty fielding a Major League-caliber center fielder, see their lead-off hitting left fielder struggle to hit his weight, and play with such porous defense that any batted ball causes one to cringe in fear. Most importantly, a $200 million payroll should hit more.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS)- For baseball fans who enjoy video games, this week is a big one as the latest edition of MLB The Show was officially released on Monday. As part of the game’s official launch, Sony San Diego, the makers of the game announced the 40 players who are part of the “Diamond Club” signifying the highest rated players in Diamond Dynasty mode.
San Francisco Giants (11-6, second in the NL West) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (8-9, second in the NL East) Philadelphia; Wednesday, 1:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: Anthony DeSclafani (1-0, 3.18 ERA, 3.18 WHIP, 16 strikeouts) Phillies: Zach Eflin (1-0, 9.45 ERA, 2.70 WHIP, 16 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Phillies -122, Giants +106; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: The San Francisco Giants head to play the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.