Guardians (49-49) vs Phillies (52-46) Game Preview | 7/23 1:40 PM

July 23, 2023

Andy Billman

Series Finale Against the Philadelphia Phillies

1 – Bullpen Game

On Sunday, it will be another bullpen game for the Guardians, with Xzavion Curry getting the nod to start the game. It will be RHP Aaron Nola starting for the Phillies. 

2 –  Shutouts 

After last night’s 1-0 game, the Guardians, who have pitched ten shutouts on the season, are now tied for 3rd in MLB with pitching a shutout.  Cleveland’s pitching also does not give up the long ball, currently 2nd overall in not giving up home runs and 7th overall in earned runs. 

3 – One Run

As we all know, the Guardians love to share the Tums as they played their 39th one-run game last night and are now 19-20 on the season. 

Guardians Notes

The Guardians sit with a 49-49 record overall and on Saturday they were able to secure the 1-0 victory. The only run for the Guardians was scored in the 6th inning. The Guardians are averaging 4.19 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.18 runs per game. The offense is ranked 24th in the league while the pitching is ranked 7th. Josh Naylor has hit 15 home runs and driven in 76 RBIs.

Guardians Stats and Insights


  • Curry (3-0) pitches first for the Guardians to make his second start of the season.
  • His last time out came on Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, when the righty went three scoreless innings while allowing only one hit.
  • He is looking to have his fifth straight outing with no earned runs allowed.
  • The Guardians have not been a moneyline underdog when Curry starts this season.
  • His team has won the only matchup he’s appeared in this season.
  • Curry’s lone start with a total this season went over.


  • They have won 13 of the 17 games this season in which they hit two or more home runs.
  • Cleveland has gone 14-5 this season when collecting five or more extra-base hits as a team.
  • They have a record of 34-27 this season when collecting eight or more base hits in a game.
  • Cleveland has a 29-7 record this season when scoring five or more runs in a game.
  • In 22 games this season with five or more walks drawn, they’ve posted a record of 13-9

Phillies Notes

The Phillies come into this game with a 52-46 record overall and the offense was awful on Saturday only scoring a run. The Phillies are averaging 4.52 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.45 runs per game. The offense is ranked 14th while the pitching is ranked 15th. Kyle Schwarber has hit 26 home runs and driven in 60 RBIs. On the mound for the Phillies will be Aaron Nola who sits with a 9-6 record and an ERA of 4.67. In his last start against the Milwaukee Brewers he went 7.1 innings giving up four hits and three runs.

Phillies Stats and Insights


  • Nola and his team are 7-13-0 ATS this season when he starts.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs in 7 1/3 innings pitched on Tuesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • Nola has pitched five or more innings in 19 straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • He has made 20 appearances and finished two of them without allowing an earned run.
  • When Nola starts a game and his team is the favorite on the moneyline, they have a record of 8-4.
  • Nola’s team has won 10 of his 20 starts this season.
  • In games Nola has started this season, the teams are 10-8-2 at hitting the over.


  • The Phillies have put up two or more dingers in 30 games this season, and are 22-8 in those outings.
  • Philadelphia has racked up five or more extra-base hits in 24 games this season and has gone 18-6 in those outings.
  • The team has put up eight or more hits 64 times this season, and has a 41-23 record in those games.
  • Philadelphia is 37-6 in games this season when it put up five or more runs.
  • The Phillies are 22-9 over the 31 games this season when they have drawn five or more walks.

Final Thoughts/Pick

Our Pick: Take Phillies and the Moneyline.

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