Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays 7/22/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/21/2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 7:07 PM on NESN, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Boston Red Sox - Peavy, J (1-8) vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Happ, J (7-5)
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Tuesday night, the Boston Red Sox will send Jake Peavy to the hill to face the Toronto Blue Jays and J.A. Happ. It will be the 20th start for Peavy and the 14th start and 18th appearance for Happ.
Jake Peavy saw his record fall to 1 - 8 with an ERA of 4.59 after taking the loss in his last start. In the loss, Peavy gave up 3 runs on 6 hits (including a homer) in 7 innings of work. He walked a batter while striking out 9. It was a season-high in strikeouts for Peavy in a season that hasn't had too many bright spots. Peavy hasn't had a victory since the end of April even though he is pitching better than his record indicates. Last season, Peavy went 12 - 5 with a 4.17 ERA in 23 starts for the Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox.
In 2013, Peavy lost his only start against the Blue Jays after allowing 2 runs and 5 hits in 6 innings. This season, Peavy got his only victory so far against Toronto after holding them to a run on 5 hits in 7 innings.
J.A. Happ didn't get the decision his last time out and that froze his record at 7 - 5 with a 4.51 ERA. In that outing, Happ surrendered 2 runs and 3 hits in just 0.2 innings of work. He struck out a batter without issuing any walks. Inconsistency has been the norm for Happ as of late as he has had trouble stringing together wins. In 2013, Happ was 5 - 7 with an ERA of 4.56 in 18 starts.
Last season, Happ was 1 - 1 with a 2.00 ERA in 2 starts against the Red Sox. This season, Happ beat Boston after allowing 4 runs and 7 hits (including a home run) in 5 innings.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 39-56-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.3
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 46-51-2 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)
05/17/14 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 Toronto
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