Philadelphia Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 5/6/14
Toronto Blue Jays (14-17) at Philadelphia Phillies (15-14)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Drew Hutchison (R) (1-2) (3.819) vs. Cole Hamels (L) (0-2) (6.748)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -131 / Toronto Blue Jays +121 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNET, CSN-Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Phillies and the Toronto Blue Jays face off on Tuesday in Philadelphia in game two of their interleague series.
The Philadelphia Phillies are in the mix in the NL East but they lost some ground on the pack on Monday as they fell to the Blue Jays. Ben Revere, Marlon Byrd, and Carlos Ruiz each had two hits as the Phillies didn’t score on their seven hits. Starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick allowed seven hits and three runs while striking out four over 7.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 0-2 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Phillies start Cole Hamels who was scratched from Sunday’s start with the flu. For the seson Hamels has allowed 14 hits and eight runs while striking out eight over 10.2 innings for a 0-2 record and a 6.75 ERA.
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The Toronto Blue Jays scored early on Monday but they made it hold up as they took game one of their series in Philadelphia on Monday. Melky Cabrera and Colby Rasmus each had two hits and Jose Reyes hit a home run as the Blue Jays socred three runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher J.A. Happ allowed three hits and struck out two over 5.0 scoreless innings ot get te win and go to 1-0 for the season and Brett Cecil earned his second save. For Tuesday’s game the Blue Jays start Drew Hutchison who hasn’t won in hos last five starts. For the season Hutchison has allowed 32 hits and 14 earned runs while striking out 38 over 33 innings for a 1-2 record and a 3.82 ERA.
Philadelphia is 3-8 in their last 11 games as a home favorite, 3-10 against the AL East, and 0-4 in Hamels’ last four starts. Toronto is 8-3 against the NL East, 3-9 against a left-handed starter, and 1-4 in Hutchison’s last five starts. Toronto is 5-0 in the last five meetings of these two.
This game is a toss up but I give a slight lean to the Phillies at home in what should be a high scoring game.
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