Toronto Blue Jays (26-23) at Philadelphia Phillies (24-25)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 18, 2020 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Ross Stripling (3-3) (5.66) vs. () ()
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies / Toronto Blue Jays --- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays meet Friday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park.
The Philadelphia Phillies need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Phillies have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Phillies have won four of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Didi Gregorius leads the Phillies with 49 hits and 32 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Jean Segura have combined for 88 hits and 52 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.
The Toronto Blue Jays need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Blue Jays have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. leads the Blue Jays with 52 hits and 29 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Cavan Biggio have combined for 92 hits and 49 RBI. Ross Stripling gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 5.88 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Stripling is 1-0 with a 4.68 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
Will update with trends once they're released.
Ross Stripling has allowed six runs and 10 hits in his last 7.2 innings, and he's allowing a .284 batting average and .346 on base percentage this season. Stripling simply has not been good this season and you can argue he's been even worse in his two games since coming over from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Stripling has an ERA over seven in his last two games and has four walks to go with six strikeouts. A talented Phillies offense should hav their way with this version of Stripling, who looks nothing like the pitcher he was last season.
I have to side with the Philadelphia Phillies in game two, even though we have no idea who the starting pitcher is going to be.