The Toronto Blue Jays are in Baltimore again today where they take on the Orioles in the second game of a three game series. The Blue Jays crushed the Orioles 13-3 on a 3 homerun night from Micheal Saunders in the first game.
Head to Head Trends
Blue Jays are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Blue Jays are 0-4 in Dickeys last 4 starts vs. Orioles.
Baltimore Orioles (+105)
The Baltimore Orioles are 1st in the American League East just 1 game ahead of both the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays. The Orioles have played some great ball so far this season averaging 4.76 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.45 runs per game on defense. The Orioles have done most of their damage at home where they have a 24-12 record versus just a 14-16 record on the road.
On the hill for the Orioles in this one is Yovani Gallardo who is 1-1 with a 7.00 era in 4 starts this season. Gallardo has had some injury problems this season he hasn’t pitched since April and probably not the team he’d like to face for his first game back in the Blue Jays who have scored 26 runs over their last 2 games.
Baltimore Orioles Trends
Orioles are 2-5 in their last 7 overall.
Orioles are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record.
Toronto Blue Jays (-115)
The Toronto Blue Jays are tied for 2nd in the American League East 1 game back of the Baltimore Orioles. The Blue Jays struggled with the bats for a lot of the season but you knew it was only time until they exploded and started crushing teams again. Over their last 10 games the Jays are batting .310 as a team and averaging 8.10 runs per game including scoring 10 plus runs in 5 of their last 7 games.
Starting for the Blue Jays today is the knuckleballer R.A. Dickey who is 4-7 with a 4.16 ERA on the season. Dickey got off to a slow start this season but has pitched much better of late which seems to be his MO over the last few seasons.
Toronto Blue Jays Trends
Blue Jays are 20-8 in their last 28 overall.
Blue Jays are 13-3 in their last 16 vs. American League East.
Game Pick Summary
I’m going with the Toronto Blue Jays over the Orioles again today. The Orioles are a good all around team but the Blue Jays offense is just crushing the ball right now and they’re facing a guy in Gallardo who hasn’t pitched in two months so I can see them having another big game with the bats again today.
Free Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -115