An interleague battle begins Tuesday night when the Toronto Blue Jays (21-14, 12-11 away) visit the Philadelphia Phillies (16-19, 9-7 home). Toronto has turned their season around over the past two weeks, while the Phillies have continued to sputter around the .500 mark. Below is my MLB pick for the Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies.
Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Pick
The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -105
This game will be played at Citizens Bank Park at 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.
Why Bet the Toronto Blue Jays:
✅ Toronto has had Philadelphia’s number having won five of their last six meetings.
✅ At Citizens Bank Park, the Blue Jays have won 14 of their last 19 games in Philadelphia.
✅ The Phillies are struggling having lost six of their last seven games played.
Toronto Blue Jays Have Gotten it Going
Toronto struggled to begin the season, but they have turned things around and are now seven games about .500. The American League East is the best division in baseball and the Blue Jays are already seven games back of first place. The past weekend, the Blue Jays visited the Pittsburgh Pirates and dominated in a series sweep. Toronto won each game by at least four runs and won by a combined 22-3 score line.
Alek Manoah is taking the mound for the eighth time this season and he will need to improve on his 4.71 ERA and 1.65 WHIP.
The Blue Jays have been balanced at the dish with Matt Chapman batting a team high .349, Vlad Guerrero Jr. has mashed seven home runs, and Bo Bichette has a team leading 22 RBIs.
The Philadelphia Phillies are Very Lackluster
Philadelphia appeared to be turning things around, but it was a poor last seven days for the defending National League Champions. The Phillies opened the week by getting swept by the Dodgers and then welcomed the
Aaron Nola is set to make his eighth start of the year and he has to improve on his 4.64 ERA and 1.13 WHIP.
The Phillies offense has been balanced this year with Brandon Marsh having a .314 batting average, Kyle Schwarber has eight home runs, and Alec Bohm has knocked in 25 RBIs.