Toronto Blue Jays vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 6/14/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (29-34) at Toronto Blue Jays (35-30)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 12:37 pm (Rogers Centre)
Zach Eflin (0-0) (0.00) vs. M Stroman (5-2) (4.94)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -215 / Philadelphia Phillies +199 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Philadlephia Phillies look for an encore after pasting the Blue Jays in Toronto last night as they face off again at the Rogers Centre on Tuesday night.
The Phillies hung seven runs on the Jays and dealt RA Dickey another loss in what was a dominating 7-0 win for the NL East dark horses who continued their surprising season with an offensive outpour last night. Jerad Eickhoff had his best game of the season as he outduelled the Jays knuckleballer and the Phils hope they can harness some of that momentum into another win on the road on Tuesday as they deal with the struggling Marcus Stroman. Philadelphia will send Zach Eflin to the mound as they aim to move closer to the .500 mark but they know the heavy hitting Blue Jays can’t be held down for long and will need an inspiring effort to win tonight.
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The Blue Jays had an off day yesterday as they couldn’t seem to get anything going and Dickey couldn’t get the knuckler going with any consistency and as such they were pasted by a 7-0 final and need to go back to the drawing board for Tuesday night. Toronto has the better roster top to bottom and had been playing very well heading into Monday night as they took three of four from the O’s but after dropping the series opener against the Phillies they know they need to rebound quickly as they can’t afford to drop these winnable games. Stroman will look to get back in the win column after a couple of shaky outings and a show down with the youngster in Eflin is the perfect setting to do so.
The Phillies are 4-0 in their last four interleague games against a team with a winning record, are 8-3 in their last 11 Tuesday games, and 1-4 in their last five overall while the Jays are 12-3 in their last 15 interleague games against a team with a losing record, 7-1 in their last eight games following a loss, and 7-2 in their last nine Stroman’s starts against a team with a losing record. Marcus Stroman has been feeling the heat of late but this is the perfect game for him to bounce back and I think he and the Jays get it done in a big way on Tuesday.