Skip to main content

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.

BallHype: hype it up!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

This Guy Speaks For All of You

This individual, interviewed by FOX 29 on Friday as the Phillies arrived back at Citizens Bank Park, said it best. When asked how he felt regarding the Phillies, he told Steve Keeley that he was, "Stoked, baby!" The unidentified phanatic then proclaimed, "We are talking about the Fightins here, the Fightins! Said!" Check out the media player below, as the transcribed version certainly does not do this phireball of phandom justice. The Phillies forced game 6 of the National League Championship Series with a 4-2 victory over the Giants in San Francisco on Thursday night. Game 6 will feature Roy Oswalt vs. Jonathan Sanchez in a return pitching match up from game 2. First pitch is scheduled for 7:57 pm EST at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Be sure to tune in on 97.3 ESPN's Weekend Sports Guide with Tyrone Johnson this afternoon around 1:15pm to hear me chatting about the Phillies! 97.3 is based in Atlantic City. You can listen live online HERE . _________

Who is Your Favorite Willie 'Mays' Hayes?

PhoulBallz.com is wondering which individual who has portrayed Willie "Mays" Hayes is the favorite of the public. Hayes, of course, is the character made famous in the Major League motion picture series. In Major League , Willie "Mays" Hayes was portrayed by budding Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes, who would go on to action movie superstardom. Snipes has starred in major motion pictures like the Blade trilogy, Passenger 57 , Undisputed and many more. Snipes remains an impact Hollywood actor, despite legal troubles related to income tax evasion. Snipes was replaced for the sequel, Major League II when his busy career, and possibly the film's budget, would not allow him to return, by Omar Epps. Another budding actor, Epps had previously worked with director David S. Ward, on the film The Program , and landed the role of Hayes, who had become a Hollywood action star over the off-season that occured between the two films. Epps' career portraying athletes rol

Wassup with dat? Vito Friscia edition

Friscia, image- Jay Floyd What's up with that Vito Friscia guy?  Well, he's a 24-year-old righty batting catcher that was drafted by the Phillies out of Hofstra University in 2019 with the team's final selection, 1200th overall, in the 40th round. But what's his deal?  Friscia opened the season with Class A Advanced Jersey Shore, where, in 16 games, he notched a .264 batting average with a pair of home runs, five doubles and seven RBI.  Last week, when Triple-A Lehigh Valley needed a reserve backstop, Friscia was promoted to fill their void.  When Rafael Marchan returned from a short stint in the big leagues, Friscia was assigned to the Double-A Reading roster.   Is he just a backup catcher?  For now, it seems that's his role.  But check out this quote from BlueClaws skipper Chris Adamson from earlier this month when I asked him about which player stood out to him as a guy that deserved recognition, but may not be getting it. "Vito Friscia is a guy that, earl