Toronto Blue Jays vs Phillies Series Stat Preview

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Here’s a bunch of interesting Philly stats I’ve collected before game 1 of the Series:

Last night the Phillies gave up 10 consecutive runs to lose to the Tampa Rays 10-4. For the month the Phils are 9-12 (last season they were 12-14 in June).

Vs left-handers the Phils are 16 – 9 this season. They lead the majors with 35 HR vs lefites.

On the road the Phillies are a major league best 24-11. The Jays are 23 – 14 at home this season.

The Phillies are only 4-11 vs the AL this season, including a three game sweep vs the Toronto Blue Jays.

The bullpen (outside of the closers role, whomever is filling it at the time) has been one of the Phillies best strengths. In an odd stat, when starters work less than six innings the Phillies are 15-11.

For Friday Nights game

Cole Hamels is 4-1 with a 3.13 ERA in his past 10 games. In his previous start vs Toronto Cole went 6 IP, allowing 7 hits and 2 walks. The Jays were able to score 2 runs during this time, striking out 6 times.

Jays starter Ricky Romero had troubles with the following hitters in his previous start vs the Phils:

Rollins 2 for 4 with a double

Utley 2 for 3 with a walk and a K

Victorino 1 for 2 with a walk

Werth 1 for 3 with a home run

Despite this he allowed only three runs over seven innings, including nine strikeouts (three of Ryan Howard). Romero has not allowed four runs in a start since May 31st.

Middle of the Jays order is rolling. Past week OBP – Rolen & Wells = .393, Lind = .500

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