Picks & Predictions: Phillies vs Blue Jays 8/15/2023

Picks & Predictions: Phillies vs Blue Jays 8/15/2023

August 15, 2023


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Philly’s weekend sweep at the hands of Minnesota nullified the team’s recent success after winning over the Washington Nationals, Kansas City Royals, and Miami Marlins. It’s still in first place for a Wild Card spot, but there’s not much room for error the rest of the way.


The Phillies are 13th in the league with 4.62 runs per game, eighth in batting average (.256), and tenth in OPS (.745). They rank 16th in home runs with 137 and 11th in stolen bases with 93. With a 3.98 ERA (10th best), a 1.24 WHIP (8th best), and 53 quality starts (7th best), the pitching staff ranks highly.


The Phillies will send Zack Wheeler to the mound today. On May 10, the seasoned righty faced up against the Blue Jays, and he went seven innings, allowing one run on three hits and striking out seven. He has a 155:25 K:BB ratio in 2023 and has limited his last five opponents to three runs or less.



Toronto dropped two of three over the weekend, missing a chance to increase its lead for the American League’s second-to-last Wild Card slot. It’s now or never for Canada’s team to secure a playoff berth, as they face off against Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Baltimore in their final three regular season series.


The Blue Jays are 16th in the league with 4.50 runs per game, 5th at hitting.261, and 9th in OPS.748. They rank 19th in stolen bases and 15th in home runs. With a 3.72 ERA (second best) and a 1.25 WHIP (tenth best), the staff has made 55 quality starts, good for fourth place.


On Tuesday, the home team will be led by Yusei Kikuchi. The veteran southpaw has a 125:35 K:BB ratio and in his last start (7.0 IP) he allowed only one run on three hits while striking out six Guardians. He has made 12 starts this year in which his opponents have scored one or no runs against him.


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Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays Game Information


  • Date: 08/15/2023
  • Time: 07:07 PM ET
  • Location: Rogers Centre.
  • How to Watch Phillies vs Blue Jays: MLB.TV
  • Live Stream: MLB.TV


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