Philadelphia Phillies VS Toronto Blue Jays

MLB Baseball 07:05 PM ET

Monday

09/18/2020

MLB.TV

Spread: Philadelphia Phillies -130

Over/Under: 7.5

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies Game 2 9/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies Game 2 9/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies Game 2 9/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Toronto Blue Jays will duke it out with the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Friday, September 18, 2020, at 7:05 P.M, ET.

This is game 2 of this 4-game interleague series and the 2nd game of today’s doubleheader. Toronto is coming off a 3-game sweep against the Yankees while the Phillies also lost back-to-back games against the Mets. The Phillies rank 8th in the National League with a 24-25 record and are 3rd in the NL East Division.

Philly started fine in their last series with a 4-1 win against the Mets after losing 2-5 to Miami in their long 7-game series. They could not continue their newfound momentum after losing 2 straight against New York. Philadelphia is a good offensive team with a BAA of .256 which is 9th in the league and made 257 total runs this season. The squad will need to improve on their pitching as their bullpen is allowing 5.24 runs per game which rank 26th this season. Didi Gregorius is their best offensive player this season with 49 hits, 32 RBIs, and 9 homers. JT Realmuto and Rhys Hoskins combined for 68 hits, 56 RBIs, and 22 home runs this year. Philadelphia hasn’t posted who will be their starter for the 2nd doubleheader game.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies Game 2 Predictions 9/18/2020

Toronto could not contain the Yankees’ intensity in their series where they allowed 43 runs in 3 games. They allowed double-digit runs in all 3 games in their last series. Toronto’s bullpen was helpless against the Yankees and are now 16th place in the league with a team ERA of 4.59 while they rank 12th in team BAA at .253 with 238 runs made. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. leads the offense with 52 hits, 29 RBIs, and 10 home runs while Cavan Biggio and Randall Girchuk have a combination of 59 hits and 49 RBIs. Teoscar Hernandez has a team-high of 14 homers. Toronto ranks 7th in the American League with a record of 26-23 and is 3rd in the AL East Division. Ross Stripling will be on the mound for the Blue Jays in game 2 of the series. He holds a record of 3-3 with a 5.88 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Stripling records 1-0 with a 4.68 ERA while striking out the Phillies 28 times in his career.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies. MLB’s pick for the 2nd game is the Philadelphia Phillies -130. Stripling got 2 losses already after 2 starts with the Blue Jays after being acquired from the Dodgers and he allowed 6 earned runs in 7.2 innings. The Phillies are yet to mention their starter but you can already tell that Philadelphia’s solid offense will run all over Stippling in this game. Toronto’s pitching staff were rocked by the Yankees and it’s hard to trust them against another strong offensive team. The Phillies will win this game at 5-3.

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MLB Starting Time: 7:05 P.M ET

Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date: Friday, September 18, 2020

TV: MLB.TV

MLB Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -130

MLB Total: 7.5

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