Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays 9/27/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/26/2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Rogers Centre in Toronto
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Saturday afternoon, the Baltimore Orioles will give the ball to Wei-Yin Chen (16 – 5, 3.56 ERA) as they square off against the Toronto Blue Jays and J.A. Happ (10 – 11, 4.27 ERA). Chen will make his 31st start as Happ makes his 26th start and 30th appearance.
Wei-Yin Chen tasted defeat in his last start for the first time in a while. Chen gave up 4 runs and 6 hits in 6 innings of work. He walked 2 and struck out 4. It was Chen’s first loss since early August. Chen has allowed 3 or fewer runs in 7 of his last 10 starts en route to a 5 -2 record in that span of time. Last season, Chen posted a 7 – 7 record with a 4.07 ERA in 23 starts.
In 2013, Chen didn’t face the Blue Jays but he has seen them twice this season. In those 2 starts, Chen is 1 -1.
J.A. Happ broke his 3 game losing streak by picking up the win his last time out. In 7 innings of work, Happ gave up 2 runs and 7 hits (including a home run) as he walked a batter and struck out 5. Happ has had some rough outings in recent weeks and is just 2 – 6 in his last 10 trips to the hill. Last season, Happ started 18 games and finished the season with a 5 -7 record and a 4.56 ERA.
In 2013, Happ pitched to a no-decision in his only start against the Orioles. This season, he is 1 -2 in 4 appearances against Baltimore.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 69-86-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.7
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 78-77-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
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)
Guy's Pick: Take Baltimore
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