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Series Preview: Blue Jays at Phillies

Interleague play continues this week in Philadelphia, as the Toronto Blue Jays come to town, to visit the first place Phillies. The slipping Blue Jays are 0-6 in interleague play so far this season. Toronto began the season with the American League's best record at 27-14 on May 18th, but since then, their record is the worst in the league at 7-17. The Phillies have 15 more runs scored than the Blue Jays this season, despite having 71 less hits. Below, check out the pitching match ups and more notes about this 3 game series.


Tuesday, 7:05pm. Ricky Romero (3-3, 3.71 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (4-2, 4.62 ERA). Romero, the Blue Jays' first round draft pick in 2005, on the road this season is 0-2 with a 3.66 ERA. Cole has not lost a decision since April 28th. Cole against American League teams in 2008, including the post season, was 3-1 with a 3.44 ERA in 5 starts.

Wednesday, 7:05pm. Scott Richmond (4-3, 3.90 ERA) vs. Jamie Moyer (4-5, 6.11 ERA). In 7 games since May 3rd, Richmond is 0-3 with a 5.06 ERA. In 5 road starts this year, Richmond is 2-1 with a 3.56 ERA and .230 batting average against. In his last 8 starts, Moyer is 1-4 with a 6.65 ERA. In his career against Toronto, Moyer is 14-8 with a 5.27 ERA in 37 games. Marco Scutaro is 11-for-29 (.379 avg) in his career against Moyer with 3 homeruns and 6 RBI.

Thursday, 1:05pm. Casey Janssen (2-3, 6.23 ERA) vs. Joe Blanton (4-3, 5.17 ERA). Janssen has faced the Phillies three times...in those 3 games, he is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 8 innings pitched. In 2 road starts, Janssen is 1-1 with a 3.97 ERA. Blanton has made 7 career starts against Toronto. In those games, he is 4-2 with a 3.12 ERA and .220 batting avg. against. Over his last 4 starts, Blanton is 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA. lue Jays second baseman Aaron Hill is 1-for-12 (.083 avg) in his career against Blanton. Opponents are hitting .293 against Blanton in 6 home starts this season.


Scott Rolen in his career against the Phillies is a .331 hitter in 35 games with 2 homers and 22 RBI.

Jimmy Rollins is a career .348 hitter (16-for-46) against Toronto with a .951 OPS in 12 games played.

Pedro Feliz over the past week- 10-for-25 (.400 avg), 1 HR, 6 RBI, 5 runs.

Blue Jays on the road- 13 wins, 18 losses.
Phillies at home- 13 wins, 16 losses.

Blue Jays all time interleague win-loss record- 101-116
Phillies all time interleague win-loss record- 93-112.

Blue Jays team ERA- 4.30.
Phillies team ERA- 4.66.

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