Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/22/2014
Wednesday, April 23, 7:07 PM on MAS2, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Baltimore Orioles - Tillman, C (2-1) vs. Toronto Blue Jays - McGowan, D (1-1)
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Wednesday night, Chris Tillman will take the hill for the Baltimore Orioles as they face Dustin McGowan and the Toronto Blue Jays. Tillman will make his 5th start of the season as McGowan makes his 4th.
Chris Tillman picked up his 2nd win of the season after going 5 innings and surrendering 3 runs on 7 hits with 4 walks and 5 strikeouts his last time out. Although Tillman is 2 – 1 with an ERA of 1.71, he has thrown a lot of pitches in just 4 starts. So far, he is averaging 110.8 pitches per start and that is higher than last season’s 105.4 average when he was 16 – 7 with a 3.71 ERA in 33 starts. Tillman is still young but he can’t keep throwing that many pitches.
In 2013, Tillman was 2 – 1 with a 3.31 ERA in 5 starts against the Blue Jays. He should pitch around Toronto’s Colby Rasmus. Rasmus is a career .353 hitter with 2 home runs and 4 RBIs against Tillman.
Dustin McGowan failed to get a decision in his last outing after going just 4 innings and giving up 3 runs on 6 hits (including a homer) with 4 walks and 3 strikeouts. Going into this game, McGowan is 1 – 1 with a 4.85 ERA. Last season, McGowan made 25 relief appearances for the Blue Jays without a decision and a 2.45 ERA.
In 2013, McGowan pitched in 4 games against the Orioles with a 6.75 ERA. He has generally good numbers against the lineup and there really isn’t anyone that he shouldn’t be able to handle.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 7-9-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 10-9-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
04/21/14 SS J.J. Hardy Hamstring questionable
04/21/14 C Matt Wieters Rest questionable
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 3B Michael Almanzar Arm 15-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 3B Manny Machado Knee 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 LF Nolan Reimold Neck 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Troy Patton Suspension out indefinitely
Toronto Blue Jays
04/19/14 1B Adam Lind Back 15-day DL (4/16)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
03/31/14 P Casey Janssen Shoulder 15-day DL (3/29)
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto
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