Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays 8/6/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/5/2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 7:07 PM on MASN, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Baltimore Orioles - Chen, W (12-3) vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Hutchison, D (7-9)
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Wei-Yin Chen (12-3) will be going for his sixth win in a row when the Baltimore Orioles take on Drew Hutchison (7-9) and the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night.
Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen had another strong start last Friday when he defeated the Seattle Mariners at home. He went 7.1 innings in that game and allowed just one run on five hits while walking one and striking out eight. He has struck out 90 batters in 124.1 innings this year and he now has a 3.76 ERA.
Blue Jays third baseman Danny Valencia has two hits in his seven at-bats against Chen with a double and an RBI. Anthony Gose is the only other Blue Jay who has faced Chen and he is 1-for-1 against him with an RBI.
Second-year starter Drew Hutchison only made it through three innings against the Houston Astros last week, but he took a no decision rather than a loss. He allowed four runs on six hits in that outing while striking out two batters and walking no one. Hutchison now has a 4.65 ERA on the season and he has struck out 111 batters in 122.2 innings of work.
Orioles infielder Jonathan Schoop is the only player on his team who has hit a home run off of Hutchison, but he is just 1-for-7 overall against him. All-Star Adam Jones has just three hits in 15 plate appearances against Hutchison with 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 Baltimore
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