Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays 7/21/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/20/2014
Monday, July 21, 2014, 7:07 PM on NESN, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Boston Red Sox - Lackey, J (10-6) vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Hutchison, D (6-8)
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Monday night, the Boston Red Sox and John Lackey will take on the Toronto Blue Jays and Drew Hutchison. Both pitchers will be making their 20th starts of the season.
John Lackey boosted his record to 10 - 6 with an ERA of 3.79 after getting the victory in his last start. In that outing, Lackey allowed 2 runs on 4 hits (including a home run) in 6 innings of work. He walked 5 while only striking out 3. Lackey has been up and down this season but he has already matched his win total of 2013 when he went 10 - 13 with an ERA of 3.52 in 29 starts.
Last season, Lackey lost his only outing against the Blue Jays after he allowed 2 runs on 5 hits (including a home run) in 4.1 innings of work.
Drew Hutchison dropped his 2nd straight game in his last outing and that lowered his record to 6 - 8 with an ERA of 4.16. In the loss, Hutchison gave up 6 runs and 6 hits in 5.1 innings of work as he walked 5 and struck out 7. Hutchison is steadily improving as he makes his comeback from Tommy John surgery in 2012.
Back in 2012, Hutchison got the win in his only start that season against the Red Sox after holding Boston to a run on 5 hits in 7 innings. This season, he picked up another victory over Boston after allowing just a run (on a solo homer) and 6 hits in 5.2 innings.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 38-54-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.4
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 45-49-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
05/24/14 RF Shane Victorino Hamstring 15-day DL (5/24)
05/17/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Finger 15-day DL (5/16)
Toronto Blue Jays
07/11/14 RF Nolan Reimold Leg 15-day DL (7/11)
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)
06/23/14 3B Brett Lawrie Finger 15-day DL (6/22)
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 Boston
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