It’s time to take a much-needed breather from the Sixers and focus on the Philadelphia Phillies:

After all, this is a Phillies team that enters Tuesday’s clash with the Cincinnati Reds on a seven-game winning streak. If you haven’t been tuned in, the Phils are simply beating the teams they are supposed to beat, which is a welcome sight in these parts.

Cristopher Sanchez is on the bump for the Phils on Tuesday and that should mean a low-scoring day for the Reds. Sanchez has not allowed more than three earned runs across his four starts. He went six innings in his last two starts and struck out out at least six batters in three of the four appearances. Cincinnati ranks ninth overall in team strikeouts and is tied for third in punchouts against left-handed pitching. Sanchez’s strikeout prop sits at a very attainable 5.5. A mini-ladder up to seven or eight strikeouts is in play as well given the Reds’ propensity to whiff at the dish.

The one weakness with Sanchez is that he allowed 21 hits in 21.1 innings, so there probably will be some Reds baserunners. Spencer Steer, who ended Connor Brogdon’s Phillies career with a 10th-inning grand slam on April 1 at the end of a game Sanchez started, is Cincinnati’s most dangerous hitter against southpaws. He is 7-for-29 with three doubles, a home run and six RBIs against lefties.

Trea Turner, Kyle Schwarber and Alec Bohm are the best hitter prop targets from the Phillies lineup for the same reason. Turner leads the Phillies with 14 hits against lefties this season. Schwarber has 13 knocks against southpaws and Bohm has nine hits and 13 RBIs versus left-handed pitchers. Andrew Abbott is a solid starter for the Reds, but he allowed two home runs in his last start against Seattle and walked multiple batters in three of his four starts. Abbott has not displayed much of a strikeout punch so far this season. He only went above five Ks once and that was in his last start against a Seattle team that ranks sixth in the league in strikeouts.

Sanchez has been a bit better than Abbott and the Phils lineup put up seven or more runs in five straight games.
That makes the Phillies lineup the better target for FanDuel’s Dinger Tuesday promotion. Schwarber and Bohm each have multiple homers against lefties this season. Schwarber is the better pure power hitter, but Bohm carries longer odds to go yard at +430.

The over/under of nine will most likely come down to how much the Phillies get off Abbott. Sanchez has done well with damage limitation and the Reds’ high strikeout rate is concerning for their chances to score a ton of runs. If none of these bets interest you maybe check out the NJ online casino apps new Wheel of Fortune casino game.