The Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays are playing a four-game interleague series with two games in Philadelphia and two games in Toronto. Neither team has started out the season particularly well. The Phillies are tied for last in the NL East, while the Blue Jays are last in the AL East. Both teams have a negative run differential, and it’s all reflected in the price. No game in the series tops the $60 mark, despite both teams averaging over $80 for the season. Phillies tickets for the two games at Citizens Bank Park are averaging $47, down 46 percent from the $86.67 season average.
5/5 – TOR JA Happ vs. PHI Kyle Kendrick | Avg. Price: $45 | Get-in Price: $19
The two games highlight two big promotions on the Phillies schedule. The first night is Dollar Dog Night, which coincides with JA Happ’s return to Philadelphia. The pitcher was traded to the Blue Jays in the Roy Halladay trade. Happ hasn’t started a game yet this season, only making three relief appearances as the team tries to build up his arm strength. None of that proved too exciting to Phillies fans. Tickets are averaging $45, the lowest of the series, and have a get-in price of $19.
5/6 – TOR Drew Hutchison vs. PHI Cole Hamels | Avg. Price: $49 | Get-in Price: $12
The promotions continue Tuesday with Cap Night. Cole Hamels is coming off one of the worst starts of his career in his last start. He gave up six runs, eight hits and walked five in less than five innings of work. That performance certainly didn’t help increase the price of a game that is averaging just $49 with a get-in price of $12. That average is a decrease of 43 percent from the overall season numbers.
The prices are a little higher when the series moves to Toronto, but that has more to do with the higher season average for the Blue Jays. Toronto’s season average ticket price is $104.88, but the two games against the Phillies only average $58.11 with a get-in price of $5 for both games.