The San Diego Padres head to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies in game one of their series tonight. Cliff Lee will start for the Phillies while Eric Stultz gets the nod for San Diego. View MLB odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Phillies enter having won five of their last ten. Cliff Lee takes the mound and he has been on a tear as of late, winning his last five decisions and going at least seven innings in each of them. His last start against these Brewers he surrendered seven hits and three runs, but struck out 11 in 7 2/3 innings.. In his last 39 innings, Lee has given up a total of 6 runs. Lee is going for another victory tonight at home against a team that tends to struggle scoring runs on the road. The Phils are 19-18 on the road.
The Padres are 6.5 games back of first place in the NL West and hope Eric Stultz can help them maintain position. Stultz enters with a 2.79 ERA and is 4-3 with a 1.07 WHIP this season. He was outstanding in his last star against Arizona, giving up just two hits and one earned run while striking out three in his complete game victory. Over his last four starts he has surrendered just five earned runs. San Diego is 14-22 on the road this season and have lost two in a row. They are an even 38-38 this season.
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