Philadelphia Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 5/25/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (23-27) at Philadelphia Phillies (28-19)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Sam Gaviglio (1-0) (0.93) vs. Zach Eflin (1-0) (1.56)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -125 / Toronto Blue Jays +115 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
Friday interleague MLB action pits the Toronto Blue Jays against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
The Toronto Blue Jays have not found the groove yet and found the going tough Thursday in an 8-1 loss to the visiting LA Angels. Toronto starter Marco Estrada fell to 2-5 with four runs allowed on seven hits and two BB with Deck McGuire giving up three runs on four hits in 1.2 innings.
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The Blue Jays offense consisted of five hits and a base on balls with Dwight Smith Jr. clubbing his first homer. Toronto is sending Sam Gaviglio to the mound for his second straight start in the series opener at Philadelphia. Gaviglio did not receive a decision in a 5-4 loss to Oakland with six hits allowed over 5.1 scoreless frames.
The Philadelphia Phillies knocked off Atlanta 4-0 on Wednesday to stay in the hunt for first place in the National League East. Philadelphia leaned heavily on starter Jake Arrieta and he responded with 6.2 shutout innings with seven strikeouts to up his record to 4-2.
The Phillies attack consisted of eight hits and five bases on balls with Carlos Santana going 2-4 with an RBI and a run while Nick Williams continued to give Philadelphia production off the bench with a pinch hit run scoring double.
Philadelphia has named Zach Eflin as Friday’s series opening starter versus visiting Toronto. Eflin did not get a decision in a 7-6 win at St. Louis with four runs plated (two earned)on three hits and three BB over 4.2 innings.
Toronto are 1-4 in their last 5 interleague road games and are 1-4 in their last 5 interleague games. Under is 6-2-2 in Philadelphia last 10 interleague games and are 22-8 in their last 30 home games are 10-4 in their last 14 overall. Toronto are 13-3 in the last 16 meetings.
I don’t see a pitcher I’d want to back here so I’ll go with the team that has shown potential…