|TORONTO ( GARCIA )|
PHILADELPHIA ( NOLA )
|927||TORONTO||+170||Ov 8,-120||+165||Ov 8.5,-110|
|928||PHILADELPHIA||-180||Un 8,+100||-175||Un 8.5,-110|
|vs Right-handed Starters||16-15||+0.1||16-11||5.1||0.233||0.308||0.412||0.720||5.4||0.273||0.343||0.448||0.791|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.2||2-2||3.3||0.210||0.275||0.362||0.636||5.4||0.252||0.336||0.423||0.759|
|vs Left-handed Starters||8-4||+3.8||5-6||5.8||0.258||0.345||0.439||0.784||3.1||0.233||0.283||0.377||0.660|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.4||3-4||3.6||0.203||0.282||0.361||0.643||4.6||0.275||0.320||0.417||0.737|
|5/15/2018||GARCIA(L)||@ NY METS||SYNDERGAARD(R)||2-12||L||140||7.5 un||O||6||6||1||16||7||0|
|5/16/2018||HAPP(L)||@ NY METS||WHEELER(R)||12-1||W||-140||7 ev||O||15||9||0||4||3||0|
|5/22/2018||HAPP(L)||LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||5-3||W||+100||8.5 un||U||6||3||0||4||2||1|
|5/23/2018||SANCHEZ(R)||LA ANGELS||SKAGGS(L)||4-5||L||+105||9 ov||P||9||8||1||9||13||0|
|5/24/2018||ESTRADA(R)||LA ANGELS||TROPEANO(R)||1-8||L||+125||9 ov||P||5||3||1||12||8||0|
|5/25/2018||GAVIGLIO(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||EFLIN(R)||6-5||W||105||9 ev||O||11||5||0||7||7||1|
|5/26/2018||GARCIA(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||NOLA(R)|| |
|5/27/2018||HAPP(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||PIVETTA(R)|| |
|5/28/2018||SANCHEZ(R)||@ BOSTON||PRICE(L)|| |
|5/29/2018||ESTRADA(R)||@ BOSTON||PORCELLO(R)|| |
|5/30/2018||GAVIGLIO(R)||@ BOSTON||RODRIGUEZ(L)|| |
|6/1/2018|| ||@ DETROIT|| || |
|6/2/2018|| ||@ DETROIT|| || |
|5/13/2018||NOLA(R)||NY METS||DEGROM(R)||4-2||W||-125||6.5 ov||U||8||9||0||11||9||0|
|5/16/2018||PIVETTA(R)||@ BALTIMORE||CASHNER(R)||4-1||W||-110||10 un||U||9||7||0||4||5||0|
|5/17/2018||VELASQUEZ(R)||@ ST LOUIS||WEAVER(R)||6-2||W||125||8.5 un||U||11||7||0||10||11||0|
|5/18/2018||ARRIETA(R)||@ ST LOUIS||WACHA(R)||4-12||L||105||7.5 ov||O||7||5||3||15||7||0|
|5/19/2018||EFLIN(R)||@ ST LOUIS||GANT(R)||7-6||W||105||9.5 un||O||7||6||2||7||5||2|
|5/20/2018||NOLA(R)||@ ST LOUIS||FLAHERTY(R)||1-5||L||-120||8 ev||U||2||4||1||10||6||0|
|5/28/2018||VELASQUEZ(R)||@ LA DODGERS|| || |
|5/29/2018||ARRIETA(R)||@ LA DODGERS||MAEDA(R)|| |
|5/30/2018||EFLIN(R)||@ LA DODGERS||STRIPLING(R)|| |
|5/31/2018|| ||@ LA DODGERS|| || |
|6/1/2018|| ||@ SAN FRANCISCO|| || |
|6/2/2018|| ||@ SAN FRANCISCO|| || |
|TORONTO: 2017: 76-86, fourth place.
MANAGER: John Gibbons (sixth season of second stint, 11th overall with Blue Jays).
ADDITIONS: LHP Jaime Garcia, OF Randal Grichuk, OF Curtis Granderson, RHP Seung-hwan Oh, INF Yangervis Solarte, INF Aledmys Diaz, RHP John Axford, RHP Tyler Clippard, INF Danny Espinosa, RHP Taylor Guerrieri, INF Gift Ngoepe, LHP Sam Moll, RHP Sam Gaviglio.
SUBTRACTIONS: OF Jose Bautista, OF Ezequiel Carrera, RHP Dominic Leone, LHP Brett Anderson, INF Darwin Barney, RHP Leonel Campos, OF Darrell Ceciliani, RHP Taylor Cole, INF Ryan Goins, C Raffy Lopez, RHP Tom Koehler, RHP Dominic Leone, C Miguel Montero, INF Rob Refsnyder, OF Michael Saunders, RHP Bo Schultz, RHP Cesar Valdez.
OUTLOOK: The powerful Yankees and reigning division champion Red Sox are considered playoff favorites in the AL East, so the expectation is the Blue Jays will be left to compete for the second wild card. If Donaldson and Smoak help the offense rebound from last season's injury-induced stumble, when Toronto scored an AL-low 693 runs, and the starting pitching stays strong and healthy, the Blue Jays might be able to mount a playoff push. Health concerns remain plentiful, however. Besides Tulowitzki's troublesome heel, Travis will need scheduled downtime to rest his surgically repaired right knee. Stroman was slowed by a sore shoulder in spring training, and Sanchez will be closely monitored after making just eight starts last year because of blister issues.
|PHILADELPHIA: 2017 66-96, fifth place
MANAGER Gabe Kapler (first season)
ADDITIONS: RHP Jake Arrieta, 1B Carlos Santana, RHP Pat Neshek, RHP Tommy Hunter
SUBTRACTIONS: Manager Pete Mackanin, SS Freddy Galvis, INF Andres Blanco, OF Daniel Nava, OF Hyun Soo Kim, RHP Clay Buchholz, 1B Tommy Joseph
OUTLOOK: The decision to sign Arrieta signals the rebuild is over. The Phillies added Santana, Neshek and Hunter to a talented young roster in hopes of being competitive. A month into spring training, they added Arrieta because management thinks it's time to contend. The lineup has the potential to be dynamic if the young hitters continue to emerge and Santana does what he did in Cleveland. The bullpen should be formidable with Hunter-Neshek-Neris at the back end. If Arrieta regains his old form, Nola lives up to his promise and a couple of other starters take steps forward, the Phillies cannot only end their five-year run of losing seasons but maybe even make a surprise push for a postseason berth.
|Blue Jays hope to return to winning ways vs. Phillies|
May has not been kind to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Even after a win on Friday night, the Blue Jays are 8-15 during the month and have not won back-to-back games in May. They'll try to change that Saturday afternoon when they face the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Blue Jays defeated the Phillies 6-5 in the opener of a three-game set against the Phillies on Friday night. The win was just Toronto's third in its last 12 games, but it started a nine-game road trip on the right foot after a 1-6 homestand.
"In baseball, you go through stretches good and bad, you go through streaks," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "It really comes down to we didn't play good enough baseball to win many games on that homestand. That's the bottom line. Whether we didn't pitch good enough, or didn't get guys in or bad defense. That's what happens."
The Blue Jays pounded out 11 hits on Friday night, but they'll have a tough task in front of them Saturday. Phillies ace Aaron Nola will take the mound at Citizens Bank Park, where he is 5-0 with a 2.06 ERA in 2018.
Nola (6-2, 2.37) is coming off just his second loss of the season. He gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings against the St. Louis Cardinals last Sunday. It was the first time in 10 starts this season that Nola allowed more than three runs and just the second time he has allowed more than two.
"I left some balls over the plate right in their paths and they got a couple of doubles and some singles, and got guys in when they needed to," Nola told reporters after the outing.
He has struggled against the Blue Jays in his career, however. Nola has a 10.13 ERA and 2.375 WHIP in two starts against Toronto (in the 2015 and 2016 seasons), and the team's 1.010 OPS against him is the highest of any opponent that Nola has faced more than once in his career.
Jaime Garcia, meanwhile, will be making his return to the Blue Jays' rotation. Garcia is set to be activated from a brief stint on the disabled list, where he landed with left shoulder inflammation.
The left-hander is 2-3 with a 6.28 ERA in eight starts this season. He last pitched May 15 against the New York Mets. Garcia allowed six runs in 3 2/3 innings during that start.
Garcia, who spent the majority of his major league career with the Cardinals, will be making his 11th lifetime start against the Phillies. Garcia is 3-5 with a 2.92 ERA and 1.113 WHIP in his career against Philadelphia.
The current series between the Blue Jays and Phillies is the first between the teams since the 2016 season. The Blue Jays are on a four-game winning streak overall against the Phillies and have won three in a row at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies' last home win against the Blue Jays came Aug. 19, 2015.
|Last Updated: 12/17/2018 11:31:01 AM EST|