Preview: Phillies call up two players for tonight’s game, Zack Wheeler gets the ball at 7:07
The Phillies take the field tonight at 7:07 EST looking for a series split with the Toronto Blue Jays. Zack Wheeler (8-4, 2.46 ERA) gets the ball for the Phils, going up against Ross Stripling (4-3, 3.34 ERA).
Jose Berrios K’d 13 Phils on Tuesday night, leading the Jays to a 4-3 win, taking the series opener. Bryson Stott went yard, but it wasn’t enough for Philadelphia, as they fell to 46-42 on the season. The team will look to get back in the win column tonight, with their ace on the mound.
Zack Wheeler is set to make his first start since being snubbed from the All-Star Game. The Blue Jays will also be without their manager, who was fired just a few hours ago by GM Ross Atkins.
Phillies Roster Moves
- Select Contract of INF Will Toffey (#33) from AAA
- Select Contract of RHP Bubby Rossman (#77) from AA
- Michael Kelly Optioned to LHV (AAA)
The Phillies have selected the contract of Will Toffey, and Bubby Rossman has been selected as a substitute player ahead of tonight’s game vs Toronto. Toffey has hit .266/.385/.438 in Triple-A in 2022, racking up 3 HRs, 22 RBIs, 51 hits, 28 runs scored, and an OPS of .823. He’s spent 51 of his 59 AAA games this season at third base and will be taking the roster spot of Michael Kelly.
Bubby Rossman has been selected as a sub, due to four Phillies players being back home due to Canadian COVID-19 restrictions. Rossman has tallied a 3.32 ERA in 22 Double-A games (8 starts), allowing 15 ER and 29 hits, while striking out 48 batters.
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Zack Wheeler vs Ross Stripling
Phillies ace Zack Wheeler takes the hill with an 8-4 record on the year and a 2.46 ERA. He’s tallied a 1.05 WHIP in 95 innings, allowing 79 hits and striking out 104. Wheeler is 3-2 on the road, with a 3.66 ERA and 43 Ks in 7 starts away from CBP. Ross Stripling is 4-3 on the season with a 3.34 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and 55 Ks in 67.1 innings.
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Phillies Starting Lineup
Lineup Notes: Rob Thomson switches it up a little bit, throwing Bryson Stott in the 5-hole. Matt Vierling is in CF, Munoz plays third, and Stubbs is behind the plate.
Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
|Phillies||-1.5 (+172)||+102||O8 (-110)|
|Blue Jays||+1.5 (-210)||-120||U8 (-110)|
Zack Wheeler is going to show everyone exactly where he belonged, the All-Star Game. Phils win 6-2.
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