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The Phillies Arrieta to Take on the Blue Jays in Series Opener

Phillies Baseball

Phillies Look to Keep Pace with Braves in NL East

The Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies kick off interleague play this Friday. While the Phillies have struggled lately. They have gone 4-6 over their last 10 games. The team should be able to make some ground against the Jays.  They are 3 games behind the Braves in the NL East race.

TV: 7:07 p.m. ET, NBCS Philadelphia, Sportsnet (Toronto)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Phillies RH Jake Arrieta (9-8, 3.25 ERA) vs. Blue Jays LH Ryan Borucki (2-3, 4.27)

Odds: Phillies are -128-moneyline favorites. The total is 9 Under -120.

The Phillies hope their strong interleague play this season carries over into the weekend. They’ve won 11 of 17 of contests. Philadelphia did drop two of three to Toronto at Citizens Bank Park in May.

Toronto Is Playing a Lot of Young Players Down the Stretch

Rumored to have been in on the Arrieta sweepstakes just eight months ago, the Toronto Blue Jays are now on a different path. They have entered full rebuild mode.

At 57-69, the Jays are making use of their flopped season. They are auditioning their prospects at the big-league level.  It has been a revolving door in Toronto lately. Ryan Borucki is one of those young ballplayers.

Borucki’s last trip to the mound was a brief one. The 24-year-old rookie was blitzed for a career-worst six runs on four hits in two-thirds of an inning. This was in Sunday’s 10-2 loss at the New York Yankees.

Borucki allowed the first six batters he faced to reach base as the wheels came off in a hurry. He has yielded 14 runs on 19 hits and two homers in his last three starts. This was after keeping the ball in the park in each of his previous seven outings.

Curtis Granderson is 10-for-32 with three homers and 10 RBIs against Arrieta. He is 7-for-16 with three doubles and four runs scored in his last five contests.

Kendrys Morales belted his fifth homer in the last four games overall. He is 3-for-6 with two RBIs in his career versus Arrieta.

Phillies Counting on Arrieta Down the Stretch

By contrast, the former Cy Young Award winner and Ace of the Phillies’ staff, Jake Arrieta, is rounding into form. This is definitely when his team needs him the most.

Arrieta is poised to lead the Phillies to a postseason berth for the first time since 2011.

He has followed up a 4-0 mark over a seven-start stretch with back-to-back losses. He deserved a better fate in his last trip to the mound.

The 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner allowed just one run on four hits while striking out six. He also didn’t walk a batter over six innings in a 3-1 setback to the New York Mets on Saturday.

Arrieta owns a 4-2 mark with a 4.85 ERA in eight career encounters versus the Blue Jays.

Cesar Hernandez has eight hits and six runs scored in his last seven games overall, although he went 1-for-12 in the previous series versus Toronto.

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Recent Form

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Philadelphia 69-58 $539.00 15-14 54-44 45-28 24-30 55-66-6 0.029999999999999
Toronto 58-69 -$1,034.00 14-30 44-39 34-26 24-43 66-54-7 -0.61
Pitchers Last 3 Starts

J Arrieta (9-8) ERA: 3.25

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Aug 18, 2018 NYM L 1-3 U 6 -$100.00
Aug 12, 2018 SD L 3-9 O 5 -$100.00
Aug 6, 2018 ARI L 2-3 U 8 -$100.00

Ryan Borucki (2-3) ERA: 4.27

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Aug 19, 2018 NYY L 2-10 O 0.2 -$100.00
Aug 14, 2018 KC W 6-5 O 4 $72.00
Aug 9, 2018 BOS W 8-5 O 5 $148.00

Bullpen

Philadelphia’s relievers have pitched 10.1 innings in the last 3 games.
Toronto’s relievers have pitched 7.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

Philadelphia Phillies – J Arrieta

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Aug 18, 2017 7-4 CHC 6.1 6 1 1 2 6 Win
Sep 9, 2014 9-2 TOR 6.1 7 2 2 1 5 No Decision
May 29, 2012 8-6 TOR 4.1 6 7 6 3 5 Loss
Jul 26, 2011 12-4 BAL 5 5 4 4 2 4 Win
Jun 15, 2011 4-1 TOR 6.2 9 3 3 2 5 Loss

Toronto Blue Jays – Ryan Borucki

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
No Recent Starts vs. Opponent.

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 4.31 20 5.09 26
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 3.88 25 4.77 23
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 4.48 17 4.28 14
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 4.50 15 4.34 15

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line O/U Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Away Hits Home Hits Away Walks Home Walks Away Strikeouts Home Strikeouts
May 27, 2018 TOR 5 PHI 3 104 7.5 O J.A. Happ (L) Nick Pivetta (R) 8 6 5 3 13 10
May 26, 2018 TOR 1 PHI 2 -179 8.5 U Jaime Garcia (L) Aaron Nola (R) 3 6 3 0 12 5
May 25, 2018 TOR 6 PHI 5 101 9 O Sam Gaviglio (R) Zach Eflin (R) 11 7 1 5 11 10
Jun 16, 2016 TOR 13 PHI 2 121 7.5 O J.A. Happ (L) Aaron Nola (R) 17 5 3 2 11 6
Jun 15, 2016 TOR 7 PHI 2 150 8 O Marco Estrada (R) Jeremy Hellickson (R) 9 6 4 2 6 7
Jun 14, 2016 PHI 3 TOR 11 -281 8.5 O Zach Eflin (R) Marcus Stroman (R) 7 14 1 5 6 6
Jun 13, 2016 PHI 7 TOR 0 -179 9 U Jerad Eickhoff (R) R.A. Dickey (R) 9 6 4 5 9 8
Aug 19, 2015 TOR 4 PHI 7 225 9 O Mark Buehrle (L) Adam Morgan (L) 5 10 2 3 4 7
Aug 18, 2015 TOR 8 PHI 5 154 8.5 O R.A. Dickey (R) Aaron Nola (R) 9 11 6 2 9 7
Jul 29, 2015 PHI 2 TOR 8 -278 9 O Jerome Williams (R) R.A. Dickey (R) 7 16 1 1 5 4

MLB Betting Odds and Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Philadelphia Phillies

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 69-58 41-22 28-36 45-23 28-33 55-66-6 15-14 54-44
Last 10 4-6 3-4 1-2 3-2 2-4 6-4 1-1 3-5
vs Div 25-26 15-9 10-17 19-13 7-12 21-28-2 6-4 19-22
vs AL 11-6 5-5 6-1 6-0 7-6 5-11-1 3-2 8-4
vs NL 58-52 36-17 22-35 39-23 21-27 50-55-5 12-12 46-40

Toronto Blue Jays

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 58-69 32-32 26-37 34-21 25-46 66-54-7 14-30 44-39
Last 10 5-5 3-0 2-5 5-2 0-3 6-4 0-1 5-4
vs Div 22-32 17-14 5-18 15-4 8-26 22-29-3 2-17 20-15
vs AL 49-64 27-30 22-34 29-20 21-42 56-50-7 13-30 36-34
vs NL 9-5 5-2 4-3 5-1 4-4 10-4 1-0 8-5
Team Last 5 Games

Philadelphia Phillies

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Aug 23, 2018 WSH 2-0 W 143 7 Aaron Nola 8 M Scherzer A
Aug 22, 2018 WSH 7-8 L 139 8.5 Zach Eflin 3.1 S Strasburg A
Aug 21, 2018 WSH 4-10 L 126 9.5 Vincent Velasquez 4 T Roark A
Aug 19, 2018 NYM 2-8 L -193 8.5 Nick Pivetta 3.2 J Vargas H
Aug 18, 2018 NYM 1-3 L -104 7.5 J Arrieta 6 J deGrom H

Toronto Blue Jays

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Aug 22, 2018 BAL 6-0 W -176 9.5 Tom Pannone 7 David Hess H
Aug 21, 2018 BAL 8-2 W -131 8.5 Sam Gaviglio 7 D Bundy H
Aug 20, 2018 BAL 5-3 W -168 9 M Estrada 5.1 A Cashner H
Aug 19, 2018 NYY 2-10 L 218 8 Ryan Borucki 0.2 J Happ A
Aug 18, 2018 NYY 6-11 L 288 9 Sean Reid-Foley 4.1 Luis Severino A

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