Toronto Blue Jays vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 7/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (37-63) at Toronto Blue Jays (50-50)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
Adam Morgan (1-2) (4.28) vs. F Doubront (1-0) (4.34)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -221 / Philadelphia Phillies +204 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies face off on Tuesday in Toronto in game one of their MLB interleague series.
The Toronto Blue Jays are at .500 for the season that is good enough for second place in the American League East. The Blue Jays are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 28-19 at home, and they are 7.0 games behind the Yankees is the AL East. As a team the Blue Jays are hitting .262 with Josh Donaldson hitting .289, Jose Reyes hitting .285, and Kevin Pillar hitting .272. The Blue Jays pitching staff has an ERA of 4.07 with the starters at 4.38 and the bullpen at 3.47. For game one against the Phillies the Blue Jays start
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The Philadelphia Phillies have the worst record in baseball but they have won their last four games. The Phillies are 8-2 in their last 10 games, 14-37 on the road, and they are 16.5 games behind the Nationals in the NL East. As a team the Phillies are hitting .250 with Ben Revere hitting .302, Freddy Galvis hitting .272, and Jeff Francoeur hitting .265. As a team the Phillies pitching staff has an ERA of 4.64 with the starters at 5.25 and the bullpen at 3.58. For game one at the Rogers Centre the Phillies start Adam Morgan who has allowed 30 hits and 13 earned runs while striking out 18 over 27.1 innings for a 1-2 record and a 4.28 ERA.
Toronto is 5-0 following a loss, 7-2 against the National League East, 17-8 in their last 25 home games. Philadelphia is 5-2 against the AL East 6-1 following a win, and 6-22 in their last 28 interleague road games. Philadelphia has lost their last eight games against Toronto.
The odds here are simply out of hand and with how the Phillies have been playing lately I have to take the underdog here.