Toronto Blue Jays at Philadelphia Phillies 6/17/09 ESPN Game

Toronto Blue Jays at Philadelphia Phillies
Wednesday, 7:05 pm Eastern – ESPN

SBG Global Opening Line: Phillies  -  130 ,  Total  10 Over – 120

The Toronto Blue Jays are one team that could do without Interleague play.  Before last night’s game the Blue Jays were 0-6 in Interleague play this season.  “It’s hard to explain. Some teams beat up on you — some teams don’t,” manager Cito Gaston said.  Last season the Blue Jays were 8-9 in Interleague play.  Usually American League teams beat up on National League teams but that is not the case with Toronto.  Only Baltimore, Kansas City and Tampa Bay have worse all-time records in Interleague play than Toronto does.

 

SBG Global reports that early MLB Betting has the public taking Blue Jays  on the Road.

 

“National League people say, ‘Oh, we’re the one who’s getting screwed,’” Gaston said. “To me, you’re just getting a hitter, putting him in there and letting him hit. It’s nothing else happening. You’re getting a guy off the bench to get some at-bats. I’m pretty sure that, Philly, when they go somewhere, they will let [Matt] Stairs hit so he can get some at-bats. So, I don’t see how it can be a disadvantage for them. It’s more of a disadvantage for us. This next road trip, Philly and going into Washington, I lose my [designated hitter]. I get my pitchers in danger of getting hurt. People talk about bunting, I’m just talking about getting out of the way of the ball.”

 

Jamie Moyer gets the start for the Phillies on Wednesday. He allowed only eight hits and three runs and struck out three in six innings last Thursday against the Mets.  He is 1-2 with a 3.77 ERA in his last five starts.

 

Here are the MLB Betting stats for Wednesday’s game. The Blue Jays are 20-41 in their last 61 Interleague games as an underdog. The Blue Jays are 1-4 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Blue Jays are 2-10 in their last 12 road games.

 

The Phillies are 7-2 in their last 9 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Phillies are 7-3 in Moyer’s last 10 home starts.

 

Bookmaker Current Line: Phillies  -  130 ,  Total  10 Flat

The Over is 4-0 in the Blue Jays last 4 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Under is 8-2-1 in the Phillies last 11 games as a home favorite. The Under is 5-0 in Moyer’s last 5 starts overall.

 

Pick: Over 10 runs

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