Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays 8/7/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/6/2014
Thursday, August 7, 2014, 7:07 PM on MASN, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Baltimore Orioles - Gonzalez, M (5-6) vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Happ, J (8-5)
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Miguel Gonzalez (5-6) will attempt to even up his record when the Baltimore Orioles face big left-hander J.A. Happ (8-5) and the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night.
Last weekend, Miguel Gonzalez gave up four runs in five innings of work to the Seattle Mariners and ended up suffering his sixth loss of the year. He allowed seven base hits in that outing and walked one batter while only striking out one. Gonzalez has given up 115 hits in 107.2 innings this season and he currently owns a 3.92 ERA.
Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus has just one base hit against Gonzalez in 14 at-bats with a walk and eight strikeouts. All-Star Jose Bautista is 3-for-11 against him with two walks and a double.
J.A. Happ had a good start against the Houston Astros on the road last week, but he had to settle for a no decision rather than a win. He pitched seven innings in that game and allowed just one run on three hits while striking out six batters and walking one. On the season, he now has a 4.25 ERA and he has struck out 77 batters in 95.1 innings.
Orioles All-Star outfielder Adam Jones has six hits in 13 at-bats versus Happ with a walk, a double and two strikeouts. Delmon Young is just 2-for-10 against him with no walks and two strikeouts in his career.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 48-61-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.3
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 54-55-4 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)
05/04/14 P Brandon Morrow Hand 60-day DL (5/3)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto
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