The Blue Jays are in 3rd place in the AL East and they are sitting only 11 games back from the division leaders, but they are in a tie for the 3rd place with the Tampa Bay squad. The Phillies are sitting in 2nd place in the NL East and that is really shocking for a lot of the fans who did not expect to see the Phillies do much of anything on the season. So this could easily be a game that the Phillies could use to gain even more ground on the Braves.
The Phillies are coming into the game with a great pitching staff that is ranked 5th in the majors with a 3.39 ERA. The hitting for the Phillies has managed to get a team average of .238 and has been able to put 219 runs across the plate.
The Blue Jays are coming into the game with an average of .231 on the season and has managed to put in a total of 240 runs on the season so far. The Blue Jays team ERA sits a little bit high at 4.65.
J.A. Happ is the pitcher the Blue Jays are sending to the mound. On the season Happ has managed to get a total of 59 innings in 10 games. Happ has struck out a total of 71 batters and has posted a 6-3 record. Happ has an ERA of 3.97.
The Phillies are countering with Nick Pivetta. Pivetta has been able to throw a total of 53 innings on the year in 10 games. He has struck out 60 batters while getting a 4-2 record and an ERA of 3.23.