Toronto Blue Jays at Philadelphia Phillies Game 2 - 9/18/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Toronto Blue Jays (26-22) at Philadelphia Phillies (24-24)
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 Here for the Latest Odds
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The PHiladelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays face off on Friday in a doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park. This is a preview for game two and since it is a doubleheader this game will only be seven innings long. The Blue Jays have won the first two games against the Phillies this season.
The Phillies bullpen has been an issue all season and each of the last two games the bullpen has let them down. The Phillies bullpen gave up four runs in the 9th inning to the New York Mets and that led to the loss. Didi Gregorious has been the best offensive player for the PHillies hitting nine home runs and driving in 32 RBI’s. In this game of course the offense needs to be good, but the bullpen needs to step up late.
On the other side of this matchup is the Blue Jays who were playing well but they ran into the Yankees and they have lost three games in a row. Over the last three games the Blue Jays pitching staff has given up 43 runs and that has led to the struggles.Lourdes Gurriel Jr has found a lot of success hitting ten home runs and driving in 29 RBI’s.
Ross Stripling is going to get the start for the Blue Jays and he has struggled again this season sitting with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 7.04.
The Phillies are 11-3 in their last 14 home games. The over is 9-4 in Philadelphia’s last 13 games played on grass. The over is 14-5 in the last 19 meetings between the Phillies and Blue Jays.The Blue Jays are 19-7 in their last 26 games against the Phillies.
Trusting the Phillies bullpen is hard and it’s not something I am going to be willing to do in this game. Look for the Phillies offense to run up the score, the Blue Jays will get to the Phillies bullpen and this is going to have no issue.going well over the total. If you need to play the side it's a lean to the Blue Jays, but be careful.