Toronto Blue Jays at Philadelphia Phillies Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/4/2014
Monday, May 5, 7:05 PM on RSN, CSPh
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Toronto Blue Jays - Happ, J (0-0) vs. Philadelphia Phillies - Happ, J (0-0)
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Monday night, the Toronto Blue Jays will take the field behind J.A. Happ as they take on the Philadelphia Phillies and Kyle Kendrick. Happ will make his 4th appearance and 1st start of the season as Kendrick makes his 6th start.
J.A. Happ will get the call out of the bullpen for this one as the Blue Jays go to a six-man pitching rotation. So far this season, Happ has worked out of the bullpen and has a 4.15 ERA in 4.1 innings of work. Last season, Happ was 5 -7 with an ERA of 4.56 in 18 starts.
In 2013, Happ didn’t get to face his former team but he has some game experience against many of the hitters in the Philadelphia lineup. Marlon Byrd is 2 of 3 against Happ with 3 RBIs.
Kyle Kendrick has struggled this season and comes into this one with a 0 – 2 record and an ERA of 3.52. In his last start, Kendrick didn’t get the decision after going 5.2 innings and allowing 2 runs on 10 hits (including a home run) with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Giving up 10 hits could have produced a worse result than they did, but Kendrick got lucky. Last season, Kendrick was 10 - 13 with a 4.70 ERA in 30 starts.
In 2013, Kendrick didn’t face the Blue Jays but he has seen the lineup before. Kendrick will need to pitch around Toronto’s Jose Reyes. Reyes is a .394 hitter with 2 homer and 4 RBIs against Kendrick.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 17-12-0 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Toronto Blue Jays is -0.1
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 14-10-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
05/03/14 C Dioner Navarro Quad questionable
04/19/14 1B Adam Lind Back 15-day DL (4/16)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
03/31/14 P Casey Janssen Shoulder 15-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 LF Darin Ruf Oblique 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Ethan Martin Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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