Philadelphia Phillies (59-53) at Arizona Diamondbacks (56-57)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 9:40 PM ET (Chase Field)
Moneyline: Philadelphia Phillies (+120), Arizona Diamondbacks (-130)
Newly acquired starting RHP Mike Leake makes his Arizona Diamondbacks debut tonight at Chase Field when he and the Diamondbacks take on RHP Jake Arrieta and the Philadelphia Phillies. Leake makes a homecoming in Phoenix as he played his college ball at nearby Arizona State where he was a two-time pitcher of the year in the PAC 10. In his final campaign at Arizona State, Leake went 16-1 with a 1.71 ERA. Continue reading to see why CTS 365 believes he will find that magic once again in the desert tonight.
Philadelphia Phillies are One of the Luckiest Teams in Baseball
The Philadelphia Phillies enter Tuesday's matchup in a tie for the Wild Card lead after winning the first matchup in this series last night 7-3. Vince Velasquez continued his unbelievable week by getting the win for the Phillies and leaving the Diamondbacks 3.5 games behind in the Wild Card chase. However, the Phillies have the best differential between their W-L record and predicted Pythagorean W-L of +5, making them the luckiest team in baseball. The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, are the unluckiest team in baseball with the same differential at -7.
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