Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays 9/26/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/25/2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Rogers Centre in Toronto
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Friday night, the Baltimore Orioles will give the ball to Chris Tillman (13 – 5, 3.26 ERA) as they take on the Toronto Blue Jays and Drew Hutchison (10 – 13, 4.51 ERA). It will be the 34th start for Tillman and the 32nd for Hutchison.
Chris Tillman was strong as usual as he picked up the win in his last start. Tillman allowed 2 runs and 5 hits (including a home run) through a 7 inning effort. He struck out 6 batters and walked 2. Tillman has been nothing short of brilliant as of late and hasn’t lost a game since mid-July. He is 6 – 0 in his last 10 starts. Last season, Tillman made 33 starts en route to a 16 – 7 record with a 3.71 ERA.
In 2013, Tillman was 2 – 1 with a 3.31 ERA in 5 starts against the Blue Jays. This season, he is 1 - 2 in 3 starts against Toronto.
Drew Hutchison dropped his 2nd straight game in his last outing. Hutchison gave up 2 runs (on 2 solo home runs) and 5 hits in 4 innings of work. He walked 3 batters and struck out 6. Hutchison has been tough to watch in some of his starts in recent weeks and he is just 3 – 4 his last 10 times out. He missed the 2013 season recovering from Tommy John surgery.
In 4 starts against the Orioles this season, Hutchison is 2 -1. Baltimore is batting just .186 against Hutchison with 30 hits, 4 home runs and 11 RBIs in 161 at-bats.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 68-86-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.7
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 77-77-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
09/25/14 1B Steve Pearce Wrist is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. New York Yankees
09/12/14 3B Chris Davis Suspension expected to miss 25 games
08/22/14 3B Manny Machado Knee 60-day DL (8/12); out for season
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 60-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
09/23/14 P Marcus Stroman Suspension 5-game suspension
09/05/14 LF Melky Cabrera Finger out for season
09/04/14 P Chad Jenkins Hand 15-day DL (9/5); out for season
09/03/14 3B Brett Lawrie Back 60-day DL (8/6), out for season
07/09/14 RF Cole Gillespie Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
Josh's Pick: Take Baltimore
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