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Blue Jays at Phillies 9/18/20 - Game 1 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds & Info

Game Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date & Time Friday September 18, 2020, 7:35 PM (EDT)
Location
Citizens Bank Park
Latest odds
PHI -120 ; O/U 7
TV Channel
NBCS-PH

In the first game of a Friday doubleheader, the Philadelphia Phillies will be the visiting team against the Toronto Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park. Last night, SP Aaron Nola (5.1 IP, 5 ER) was unable to protect an early three-run lead during a 10-6 home loss versus New York. Bryce Harper homered twice for the Phillies, who are a game below .500 overall.

Twenty-six year old righty Zach Eflin (2-2 5.01 ERA) will take the mound for the Phillies in this matchup. Through 41 plus innings, Eflin has struck out 52 batters and posted a subpar 1.45 WHIP.

The Toronto Blue Jays will be happy to be in a new city after a three-game sweep in New York by a 43-15 combined score. On Thursday, Toronto surrendered a major league record five home runs during the fourth inning of a 10-7 road loss. Bo Bichette had two hits and drove in three runs for the Blue Jays, who fell to 26-23 on the year.

Twenty-eight year old southpaw Robbie Ray (2-4 6.85 ERA) will make his fourth start as a member of the Blue Jays. In his previous three starts, Ray has allowed six earned runs across 12 plus innings of work.

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Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia 1B Rhys Hoskins has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left elbow injury. Through 49 games, Philadelphia ranks 8th in OPS and 6th in runs scored. Toronto counters with an offense that ranks 11th in OPS and 14th in runs scored. Take the Phillies to win as the road team. Final Score Prediction, Philadelphia Phillies win 6-5.

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