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(29-34) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays (35-30)
Date: Tuesday June 14, 2016
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON
Projected Pitchers: Zach Eflin vs Marcus Stroman
MLB Moneyline Odds: Jays -215
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9
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Toronto’s bats have started to catch fire after a slow start, with Russell Martin and Edwin Encarnacion finding their groove as of late. Marcus Stroman will face off against Zach Eflin, who will take the hill for Philly in his first career MLB start.
The Phillies will recall and send Zach Eflin to the hill in his first ever major league start, against the red hot Blue Jays and they’re terrifying lineup… why would Philly do this to a young pitcher?
Eflin was the 33rd overall pick in 2012 by the Padres, and owns a career minor league ERA of 3.41, including a 2.90 and 0.88 WHIP in 5 AAA starts this season.
He is in for a tough task against a Blue Jays lineup who have scored 5 or more runs in 4 of their past 5 games, including the most recent two being in double digits.
Odubel Herrera continues to be the driving force on the Phillies’ offense, leading the team in average (.312), OBP (.418) and total hits (68).
Maikel Franco leads in the other two major hitting categories, with 11 homers and (just) 33 RBI, although at this pace newly anointed regular 1B Tommy Joseph will take over the homerun lead soon.
Joseph has already collected 7 HR in just 73 at-bats, and will now have access to regular at bats to add to his totals.
Toronto Blue Jays
As mentioned, the Jays’ bats have been on fire recently with 11 and 10 runs in their past two games, respectively. Edwin Encarnacion has hit 3 HR in his past 3 games and now sits at 15 on the year, which leads the squad.
Michael Saunders has hit safely in 9 of his past 10 games and, like Herrera, leads his squad in average (.311), OBP (.386) and hits (65).
Marcus Stroman owns a career 3.88 ERA and 1.21 WHIP with a 20-8 record, since being selected in the first round by the Blue Jays in 2012.
On the season, he has put together a 4.94 ERA and 1.35 WHIP, as teams have started to adjust after now being more familiar with him.
Veteran Jason Grilli, recently acquired from Atlanta, has moved into the setup role and helps shore up the Jays pen ahead of Robert Osuna.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Phillies are 3-7 in their past 10 games
- Philly is 13-18 on the road this season
- The Blue Jays sit in 5th in the MLB with 85 homeruns
- Toronto is 6-4 in their past 10 games
- The Jays are 17-15 at the Rogers Centre this year
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Prediction:
While Toronto has yet to see Zach Eflin on the hill, this offense is full of good veteran hitters that know how to make in-game adjustments and punish opposing pitchers.
Stroman, while he isn’t having his best season, is still a quality starting pitcher and is facing a weak offense. I’ll take the Jays.
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MLB Free Score Prediction: Toronto 6-4
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