Sogard sat out the last game due to a left thumb sprain, and it is unclear if he will play Tuesday against the Red Sox.
The Phillies' surprise start has them holding a slight lead in the NL East. They will look to build off Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays, yet hidden value lies with the oddsmakers' peculiar road favorite line on the Jays. Toronto has lost seven of nine, including two consecutive home series. Grab the value on Toronto winning its first series in May.
%W 0.51% | Streak 3
L10: W6 L4 P0
J.A. Happ makes his Philly homecoming, starting for the Blue Jays on Sunday. While Happ has been solid (6-3, 3.97 ERA), his counterpart Nick Pivetta is 4-2 with a 3.23 ERA. The Phillies' starters are a big reason why they're currently tops in the NL East. My projections indicate another strong game from Pivetta and more clutch hitting for Philadelphia, who win in nearly two-thirds of my trusty simulations. Back Philly.
%W 0.50% | Streak 2
L10: W4 L6 P0
The Phillies got back at the Jays after dropping the opener of this series on Friday night, and I look for them to take the series behind one of their best young pitchers in Nick Pivetta on Sunday afternoon.
%W 0.46% | Streak 1
L10: W5 L5 P0
J.A. Happ continues to get better every year and is now the ace of the Blue Jays' staff. Happ has an xFIP of 3.18 and came up with the Phillies, so I'm sure he'll be very focused on making a solid start. His only other start against the Phillies, he shut them out over seven innings on three hits.
- TrendOver is 7-3-1 in Phillies last 11 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.Hit %70.00% (11)O/U7|3Push1W/L
- TrendUnder is 5-0 in Phillies last 5 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.Hit %100.00% (5)O/U0|5Push0W/L
- TrendOver is 6-0-1 in Phillies last 7 games a home underdog of +110 to +150.Hit %100.00% (7)O/U6|0Push1W/L
- TrendUnder is 6-0 in Phillies last 6 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.Hit %100.00% (6)O/U0|6Push0W/L
- TrendOver is 4-0 in Blue Jays last 4 road games with the total set at 6.5 or lower.Hit %100.00% (4)O/U4|0Push0W/L
- TrendOver is 3-1-1 in Blue Jays last 5 games as a road favorite of -151 to -200.Hit %75.00% (5)O/U3|1Push1W/L
- TrendOver is 6-2 in Blue Jays last 8 interleague games as a favorite of -201 or greater.Hit %75.00% (8)O/U6|2Push0W/L
- TrendOver is 4-1 in Blue Jays last 5 road games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.Hit %80.00% (5)O/U4|1Push0W/L
Toronto Blue Jays last injuries
Buchholz has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a Grade 2 teres major strain in his right shoulder. He is likely to miss an extended period.
Richard is on the 10-day injured list due to a stress reaction in his right knee, but he is expected to make his season debut Thursday against the Red Sox.
Borucki has been moved to the 60-day injured list with left elbow soreness. He is expected to be out of commission until at least the beginning of June.
Sanchez exited the last game with a blister on his right middle finger. It is unclear if he will make his next scheduled start Wednesday against the Red Sox.
Travis is on the 60-day injured list while recovering from surgery to repair a minor meniscus tear in his left knee. There is currently no timetable for return.
Phelps has been moved to the 60-day injured list while healing from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow that caused him to miss the entire 2018 season. He is projected to return midway through the 2019 campaign.
Guerrero Jr. is not in the starting lineup against the Red Sox on Monday as he is getting a rest day.
Philadelphia Phillies last injuries
Velasquez has been designated to the 10-day injured list with a strained right forearm. It is anticipated that he will likely be away from the field until at least the early portion of June.
Robertson has landed on the 10-day injured list with a Grade 1 flexor strain in his right elbow, and he is expected to be away from the field until at least the beginning of July.
Hunter is sidelined with a Grade 1 flexor strain in his right forearm and has been transferred to the 60-day injured list. He is expected to be sidelined until the early part of June.
Arano has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation, and he is likely to remain idle until at least the start of June.
Ramos is on the 10-day injured list due to right biceps tendinitis and is likely to be on the IL until at least the beginning of June.
Quinn has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a Grade 2 right groin strain. It is anticipated that he will be out of action until at least the beginning of June.
Kingery has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain. It is unknown if he will return Sunday against the Rockies.
Harper is battling soreness in his left knee, but it is expected that he will take the field Wednesday against the Brewers.