Philadelphia Phillies VS Toronto Blue Jays

MLB Baseball 04:05 PM ET

Tuesday

09/18/2020

MLB.TV

Spread: Philadelphia Phillies -120

Over/Under: 7.5

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies Game 1 9/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies Game 1 9/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies Game 1 9/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Toronto Blue Jays will clash with the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Friday, September 18, 2020, at 4:05 P.M, ET. This is the 1st installment of a 4-game interleague series and the 1st game of a doubleheader between both teams. The Phillies are coming off a series loss against the New York Mets where they only won a single game in that series. Toronto also lost their previous series against the Yankees where they got beaten to a pulp and got swept in 3 games. The Blue Jays rank 7th in the American League with a record of 26-23 and are 3rd in the AL East Division.

Toronto is 2-3 in their last 5 games and made only 15 total runs in their last 3 matches while allowing 43 runs in the same span. They lost their last game against the Yankees with a score of 10-7. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. led the team in that game with 4 hits and a solo homer in the 3rd and 5th innings. Chase Anderson got the loss after allowing 7 earned runs in just 2.2 innings. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. leads the team with 52 hits, 29 RBIs with a .308 ERA while Teoscar Hernandez had 14 bombs this season. The Blue Jays rank 12th in team BAA at .251 and made a total of 238 runs this season. They have a decent bullpen in 15th place that are allowing 4.46 earned runs per game. Robbie Ray will start for the Blue Jays in their 1st game.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies Game 1 Predictions 9/18/2020 Picks

The Phillies started their series with a win but came up with back-to-back losses in the 2nd and 3rd game against the Mets. The Phillies lost 10-6 in game 3 where they started strong with a 6-3 lead after 2 innings. Their bullpen would throw the game after allowing 3 runs in the 6th and another 4 runs in the 9th to get the loss. Bryce Harper led the team with 2 hits and a solo homer in the 1st and 2nd innings. Alec Bohm and Didi Gregorius would add 1 solo home run each in the 1st inning of the game. Brandon Workman got the loss after allowing 3 earned runs in just 0.1 inning. Didi Gregorius continues to lead the team with 47 hits and 31 RBIs with a BAA of .280 while JT Realmuto has 11 homers this season. The Phillies are struggling on the mound this season with a team ERA of 5.13 which is 25th in the league while they are solid in offense with a team BAA of .256 which is 10th in the majors and made 257 overall runs this season. The Phillies are 8th in the National League with a 24-25 record and are 3rd in the NL East Division. Zach Elfin will start for the Phillies in game 1.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies. MLB’s pick for the 1st game of the series is Philadelphia Phillies -120. Both starters are showing inconsistencies in their game this season while Ray is doing better than Elfin these days. Ray allowed 1 earned run in 5 innings in his last start while Elfin allowed 4 earned runs in 4 innings. The starters will most likely get rocked in the early going and Philly will get the most out of this since they are the better offensive team in this game. Philadelphia wins Game 1 predicted at 5-3.

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MLB Starting Time: 4:05 P.M ET

Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date: Friday, September 18, 2020

TV: MLB.TV

MLB Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -120

MLB Total: 7.5

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