Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays 8/5/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/4/2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 7:07 PM on MASN, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Baltimore Orioles - Norris, B (8-7) vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Buehrle, M (11-7)
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On Tuesday night, Bud Norris (8-7) will make the start for the Baltimore Orioles when they face veteran left-hander Mark Buehrle (11-7) and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Right-hander Bud Norris had a strong outing against the Los Angeles Angels last Thursday, but he ended up with just a no decision after getting no help from his offense. He pitched seven shutout innings in that start and allowed just eight hits while walking one and striking out four. Norris has a 3.69 ERA on the season and he has given up 8.3 hits per nine innings, which is a career best.
Blue Jays catcher Josh Thole has five hits in 15 at-bats against Norris with a home run and three RBI. Colby Rasmus has hit two home runs off of Norris, but he is just 5-for-27 overall against him.
Mark Buehrle was able to pick up his 11th win of the season last Wednesday when he defeated the Boston Red Sox on the road. He pitched 6.2 innings in that game and allowed just one run on six hits while walking one and striking out two. He currently owns a 3.11 ERA, but he has given up 152 hits in 142 innings.
Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis is 20-for-45 against Buehrle in his career with five doubles, two home runs and seven RBI. J.J. Hardy is just 3-for-28 against him with no walks and three strikeouts.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 47-60-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.3
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 54-54-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
07/11/14 P Ubaldo Jimenez Ankle 15-day DL (7/11)
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 15-day DL (5/11), out for season
06/03/14 P Johan Santana Shoulder 60-day DL (6/2), out for season
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
Toronto Blue Jays
07/31/14 1B Dan Johnson Hamstring 15-day DL (7/31)
07/09/14 RF Cole Gillespie Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
07/09/14 1B Adam Lind Toe 15-day DL (7/8)
07/08/14 1B Edwin Encarnacion Quad 15-day DL (7/5)
06/23/14 3B Brett Lawrie Finger 15-day DL (6/22)
05/04/14 P Brandon Morrow Hand 60-day DL (5/3)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto
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