Phillies v. Blue Jays
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 5-5
- The Phillies are 1-3 against the American League this season after going 7-13 in 2013.
- The Phillies are 10-3 when scoring four or more runs this season and just 5-11 when failing to do so.
- Philadelphia has gone 12-2 when leading after eight innings but are 0-11 when trailing heading into the ninth inning.
- Marlon Byrd went 2-for-3 with a walk and a triple but was thrown out at home by Jose Bautista.
- Carlos Ruiz also had a decent night at the plate going 2-for-3 with a walk.
- Ben Revere went 2-for-4 and was caught stealing for the second time this season.
Place: 3rd in AL East
Last 10: 4-6
- The Blue Jays are 8-8 on grass this season.
- Jose Reyes went 1-for-4 with a walk and a lead-off home run last night.
- Colby Rasmus has a strong game going 2-for-3 with a walk, two doubles and a run scored.
- Melky Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
- Catcher Josh Thole caught a shutout behind the plate and went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in the second inning.
- The Blue Jays went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven runners on base.
1-2, 3.82 ERA, 1.27 WHIP
Hutchinson, 23, allowed four runs on five hits with a walk and five strikeouts over seven innings in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Royals. Hutchinson has faced the Phillies once in his career lasting 0.2 innings with a strikeout and a walk lasting just nine pitches before leaving with an elbow injury.
0-2, 6.75 ERA, 1.88 WHIP
Hamels, 30, had a rough outing last Tuesday allowing six runs on eight hits with five walks and three strikeouts in 4.2 innings pitched in a 6-1 loss to the Mets. In three career starts against the Blue Jays, Hamels is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA and a 1.98 WHIP. In 121 career starts at Citizens Bank Park, he is 51-40 with a 3.33 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.