Game four of the World Series is set for Wednesday night when the Houston Astros visit the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies took game one in what can only be described as an instant classic, while Houston evened the series up with a dominant showing in game two. Philadelphia went home for game three and the bats exploded as they took the series lead. Below is my MLB pick for game four.
|5||Avg Opp Score||3.33|
|4||Avg Opp Score||3|
|4||Avg Opp Score||3.8|
|3||Avg Opp Score||2.8|
|3.3||Avg Opp Score||3.3|
|3.5||Avg Opp Score||3|
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Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Pick
Why Bet The Philadelphia Phillies
✅ The Phillies bats, this postseason, have been fire at home and that will continue Wednesday night.
✅ Philadelphia is now 6-0 at home and it feels like this home crowd is going to continue to will their Phillies to a win every night.
✅ Bryce Harper woke up in game three and that is trouble for Houston. His bat gets the rest of the guys fired up and it could be another home run derby in game four.
Houston did not show up on offense or on the mound in their game three loss Tuesday night. The Astros were held to just five total hits and had a look early on that they were not going to win that game. Lance McCullers Jr. got rocked for seven earned runs in just 4.1 innings pitched.
Cristian Javier will take the mound Houston in what is a must win for the Astros Wednesday night. Javier is 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA and 0.75 WHIP in 6.2 innings pitched this postseason. For his career, Javier is 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in 26.2 postseason innings.
Yuli Gurriel has been hot this postseason as he leads the Astros with a .333 batting average and 14 hits. Alex Bregman leads the way with three home runs and nine RBIs, while Chas McCormick has a team high .412 on base percentage.
The Phillies took a 2-1 series lead with a 7-0 demolition of the Astros Tuesday night. Philadelphia tied the World Series record with five home runs hit during their game three win. Bryce Harper got the party started with a two-run shot in the bottom of the first inning and Alec Bohm and Brandon Marsh joined with solo shots in the second. Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run homer in the fifth and Rhys Hoskins made it back-to-back with a solo shot of his own. A legendary performance by the Phillies bats. Speaking of legendary, Ranger Suarez took the mound and held this Astros team to just three hits over five innings pitched. What a game by the Phillies.
Aaron Nola takes the mound for the Phillies, and he will look to overcome his struggles. Nola is 2-1 with a 4.57 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 21.2 innings pitched this postseason. The Phillies ace was lights out in his first two postseason starts, but his last two have been less than ideal as Nola has given up 11 earned runs over nine innings pitched.
Bryce Harper is having a legendary postseason as he leads the Phillies with a .382 batting average, six home runs, and 13 RBIs. Harper’s numbers are ridiculous as he also leads Philadelphia with a .414 on base percentage and 21 hits. Just an unreal run by the 2021 MVP.