In the second of a two-game series between the Toronto Blue Jays (35-31) and the Philadelphia Phillies (30-34) at the Rogers Centre, Marcus Stroman (5-2, 4.94 ERA) and Zach Eflin (0-0, 0.00 ERA) get the start. The Phillies won the last game 7-0, and Philadelphia leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 12:37 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 14 and will air on CSPh and RSN.
In his most recent outing, Stroman pitched 5.1 innings, giving up four runs, striking out two and walking one in a 6-5 loss to the Orioles. Michael Saunders (.311, 32 Rs, 11 HRs, 23 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday. This is the first start of the season for Eflin. Odubel Herrera (.314, 35 Rs, 6 HRs, 22 RBIs, 8 SBs) has been doing well offensively for the Phillies, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one run, one home run, and three RBIs.
The Blue Jays are a big -225 favorite for Zach Eflin's Major League debut start. The total is 9.
Pick - Tor
Philadelphia earned its eighth shutout of the season in its last game. Toronto has been shut out four times this season.
The Blue Jays didn't score any runs in their last game. The Phillies have an 8-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they are outhit, the Phillies are 6-27. The Blue Jays have a 6-22 record when opponents outhit them.
Philadelphia ranks near the bottom of the league at 25th when it comes to home runs, hitting 57 this season. Toronto ranks in the top five with 85.
Ranking 28th, Philadelphia is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 151 this season. Toronto ranks in the top five at fourth with 244.
When the Blue Jays hit at least one home run, they are 30-16. When the Phillies hit at least one homer, they have a 24-17 record.