Toronto Blue Jays (26-26) at Philadelphia Phillies (27-25)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 3:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Taijuan Walker (3-3) (3.05) vs. Adonis Medina (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies / Toronto Blue Jays --- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies meet in MLB action from Citizens’ Bank Park on Sunday.
The Toronto Blue Jays will look to rebound in this series after dropping Saturday’s game by a final count of 3-1. Travis Shaw had a solo home run while Teoscar Hernandez added a base hit as the only other Blue Jay to record a knock in the loss with Toronto mustering up just the two hits in defeat. The rest of the team went on to bat 0 for 21 with 7 strikeouts. Hyun-Jin Ryu took the loss, falling to 4-2 on the year after allowing two runs on six hits with eight strikeouts over six innings of work. Taijuan Walker is expected to start here and is 3-3 with a 3.05 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. This will be Walker’s first career start against Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Phillies will look to build on their win over Toronto on Saturday. Adam Haseley and Andrew Knapp each had two hits with an RBI and Andrew McCutchen added an RBI as well to round out the scoring for the Phillies in the win. Jay Bruce had a double while Phil Gosselin, Bryce Harper and Scott Kingery all had base hits as well to finish off the offense for Philadelphia in the win. Vince Velasquez got the win after allowing the one run on two hits while striking out six over six innings of work. Tommy Hunter closed out the 9th for his 1st save of the season. Adonis Medina is expected to make his major league debut here and was 7-7 with a 4.94 ERA and 82 strikeouts in AAA last season.
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I’m not sure how the Blue Jays respond after not being able to grab the win with their ace in Ryu on Saturday, but maybe a solid start from Walker could cure what ails the Jays. I just don’t know what Medina brings to the table in this one and against a team like Toronto with some serious power and talent in that batting line up. Give me the Blue Jays to get the job done in this one.