Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies 5-9-2023

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/9/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/9/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Toronto Blue Jays will go against the Philadelphia Phillies in MLB action in Citizens Bank Park, PA, on Monday, May 8, 2023, at 6:40 PM ET.


After the Toronto Blue Jays were swept by the Red Sox in four consecutive games, they left Boston licking their wounds.


With a three-game sweep in Pittsburgh, the Blue Jays immediately turned things around against the NL Central Division’s lead Pittsburgh.


The Blue Jays defeated the Pirates 10-1 on Sunday to clinch the sweep after the game’s scheduled start time was postponed due to rain.


The Blue Jays’ offense hammered out 15 hits, including three home runs, over Yusei Kikuchi’s 6.1 shutout innings to finish the sweep.


In game one, the Blue Jays will pass the ball to hefty right-hander Alek Manoah.


Manoah, the all-star pitcher for 2022, was pitching well recently and will enter the game with a record of 1-2 and a 4.71 ERA in seven appearances, just two of which were quality starts.


Manoah has a K/9 ratio of 7.7 and allowed 39 hits in 36.1 innings this year. Manoah performed better away from home, recording a 1-1 record with a 2.85 ERA in four starts, two of which were strong performances.


His K/9 ratio when traveling is 6.4. This year, Manoah’s hard-hit rate increased to almost 40% from its previous level of just over 30% in his first two seasons.


Additionally, his K/9 ratio dropped to a career-low 18.1%. In his last three starts, Manoah’s ERA is 2.12.


  • The total went OVER in 7 of Toronto’s last 8 matches.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays are 5-1 SU in their last 6 matches against Philadelphia.
  • The total went OVER in 6 of Toronto’s last 7 matches on the road.

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Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies Predictions 5/9/2023


On Sunday, the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Red Sox 6-1 to return to the winning ways.


The victory allowed the Phillies to end a six-game losing run, and it also proved to be a crucial game for starter Taijuan Walker and outfielder Kyle Schwarber.


Walker had a lot of pressure this year and had control issues, but after giving up three hits, one run, and no walks in six innings, he moved to 3-2 on the year.


With a two-run homer in the victory, Schwarber ended a 1-30 skid to help Walker.


In game one of the series against the Blue Jays, the Phillies’ ace Aaron Nola will start. Nola made seven starts, going 2-2 with four quality starts and a 4.64 ERA.


This year, Nola has a K/9 ratio of 7.0 and a 39 hit-to-hit ratio in 42.2 innings of work. Nola made two starts at home and is 0-1 with a 4.97 ERA.


In 12.2 innings thrown, he gave up 13 hits, 2 home runs, and a K/9 ratio of 6.4. Nola’s dramatic decline in strikeout percentage was the most concerning part of his season-opening performance. 


  • The total went OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 matches.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies are 1-6 SU in their last 7 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 9 games with Toronto.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies. The MLB pick for this game is the Toronto Blue Jays. After sweeping over Pittsburgh, outscoring the Pirates 22-3 in the three contests, the Blue Jays began to fire up once more.


With an ERA of 2.12 in his previous three outings, Manoah was excellent.


The issue with Nola, meanwhile, was his inability to strike out hitters at a pace that is even somewhat close to what he achieved over the previous three seasons.


The Blue Jays are a club that has scored 41 runs so far on this seven-game road trip, and Nola gave up three home runs in his previous three starts.


The Blue Jays have nine home runs in their previous seven games and are eighth in scoring. Toronto will win predicted at 6-5.


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MLB Starting Time: 6:40 PM ET


Location: Citizens Bank Park, PA


Date: Monday, May 8, 2023




MLB Odds: Toronto Blue Jays +116


MLB Totals: 8.5


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