The Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs will both make their return to action after the All-Star break Friday night from Citizens Bank Park.
Philadelphia is currently in a playoff position, while the Cubs had much lower expectations and fell short in the NL Central.
Kyle Gibson will hit the rubber for the Phillies, while Justin Steele gets the go-ahead for the Cubs.
Gibson is 5-3 with a 4.35 ERA and 80 strikeouts, while Steele is 3-6 with a 4.15 ERA and 79 punches.
When and where is Cubs-Phillies?
Cubs: 35-57 | Phillies: 49-43
Date: July 22, 2022 | First pitch: 7:05 p.m. ET
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Stadium: Citizen Bank Park
How to watch the Cubs-Phillies?
TV: AppleTV+ | Direct: AppleTV app
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You can watch the match by launching the Apple+ application or on the MLB.TV application. If you don’t have an Apple ID, you can create one at Apple.com. For more information, visit MLB.com.
How to bet Cubs-Phillies
Money line: Cubs/Phillies | Run line 1.5: Cubs/Phillies | Total: To be determined
In addition to traditional bets such as moneyline, run line and game total, several bets are offered on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Check back here for more information on potential bets to target once the lines are released.
Nick Castellanos performed well against Steele in eight bats, totaling four hits and a home run.
Will the Cubs try to ruin the Phillies’ playoff hopes?
The Chicago Cubs had some bright spots in the first half of the season, but they were clouded mostly by inefficiencies and inconsistent play. Even though the rest of the year will be all about development and what they have with certain players, there’s always pride involved, and this team has veterans who can show up and perform on n’ any list.
Cubs projected roster:
CF Christophe Morel
C Willson Contreras
DH Ian Happ
RF Seiya Suzuki
SS Nico Hoerner
1B Frank Schwindel
3B Patrick Wisdom
2B David Bote
LF Nelson Velazquez
Starting pitcher: Justin Steele
Will the Phillies stay hot out of the All-Star Break?
Rhys Hoskins and the Phillies probably weren’t happy with the timing of the MLB All-Star break, which they entered with a 6-4 record in their last ten, along with three straight wins. The Phillies have been more productive against left-handed starters this season at .760 OPS, which means this first game to host them should be good against Justin Steele.
Projected Phillies Lineup:
LF Kyle Schwarber
DH Rhys Hoskins
RF Nick Castellanos
C JT Realmuto
3B Alec Bohm
CF Matt Vierling
SS Didi Gregorius
2B Yairo Munoz
1B Johan Camargo
Starting pitcher: Kyle Gibson