Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies 6/9/23: Game Preview




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Date: June 9, 2023
Time: 7:05 PM
Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Los Angeles Dodgers (35-27) are preparing to face off with the Philadelphia Phillies (29-32) at Citizens Bank Park. As per ESPN’s analytics, the Phillies have a slight advantage with a 52.6% chance of winning.

Starting Pitchers:

For the Dodgers, right-handed pitcher Michael Grove (0-2, 8.14 ERA, 1.52 WHIP) will take the mound. Over his 21 innings, Grove has struck out 21, walked 7, and surrendered 4 home runs.

Conversely, the Phillies will start left-handed pitcher Ranger Suarez (1-2, 5.47 ERA, 1.54 WHIP). In his 24.2 innings, Suarez has tallied 20 strikeouts, allowed 8 walks, and 2 home runs.

Star Players:

The Dodgers’ lineup is led by Max Muncy, who has hit 18 home runs and 44 RBIs, holding a .206 batting average. Freddie Freeman tops the team in batting average with .328.

For the Phillies, Kyle Schwarber has impressed with his 16 home runs and 34 RBIs, despite a .173 batting average. Nick Castellanos leads the team in batting average with .315.

Key Stats:

On comparing team stats, the Dodgers have the upper hand in batting average (.242 to .256), home runs (106 to 67), OBP (.329 to .321), and SLG (.461 to .418). However, the Phillies have a slight advantage in ERA (4.58 to 4.43) and WHIP (1.27 to 1.30), hinting at a potentially tightly contested game.

In terms of recent form, the Dodgers have lost four out of their last five games, while the Phillies have won four out of their last five games.


While the Phillies are slight favorites according to ESPN’s analytics and seem to be in better recent form, the volatile nature of baseball suggests the game could go either way. The Dodgers struggles continue in this game just like against the Reds as the Phillies win in this game 8-6.

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