Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 4/21/2014
Tuesday, April 22, 7:07 PM on MAS2, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Baltimore - Gonzalez, M (1-1) vs. Toronto - Dickey, R (1-3)
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Two pitchers looking to rebound from early exits meet up as Miguel Gonzalez (1-1) and Baltimore take on R.A Dickey (1-3) and Toronto. Gonzalez pitched well in his last outing, shutting out the Rays while allowing only 3 hits, but he battled and tossed 98 pitches through just 5 innings. Gonzalez has buckled down nicely after giving up 7 runs in the opener against Detroit. He allowed just 3 runs but 2 HR in start two against the Yankees before the April 16th matchup with Tampa Bay.
Gonzalez aims for similar success against Toronto as he had in 2013, going 3-1 in 5 starts with a total ERA of 2.30. He was 1-1 at the Rogers Centre with an ERA of 2.45. Toronto would like to have injured DH Adam Lind in the lineup as he's hit 8 for 16 against Gonzalez, but he is currently on the 15-day DL. The numbers are pretty bleak for the rest of the lineup as only one player who has faced Gonzalez more than 3 times is hitting above .222 against him.
Walks have been R.A. Dickey's problem in 2014 as he's given free passes to 5+ batters in 3 of 4 starts. The knuckleballer went just 4 1/3 innings against Minnesota, giving up 5 runs on 7 hits with 5 more BB. The 39-year-old's ERA has climbed to 6.26 for 2014.
Dickey didn't have much success against the Orioles last season as Baltimore plated 16 runs in 18.2 innings while also drawing 10 walks. Dickey's record in 3 starts was 0-2 with a 7.71 ERA. The Orioles lineup is hitting just .230 as a whole against R.A, but 5 players have hit above .300 against him and he has given up a HR to 5 different players.
Baltimore Betting Trends
Baltimore is 7-9-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore is 0.0
Toronto Betting Trends
Toronto is 10-9-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto is +0.
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
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)
Josh's Pick: Take Baltimore
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