Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays 7/23/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/22/2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 7:07 PM on NESN, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Boston Red Sox - Buchholz, C (5-5) vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Dickey, R (7-10)
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On Wednesday night, Clay Buchholz will be going for his third consecutive win when he and the Boston Red Sox face former Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Clay Buchholz gave up four runs in six innings against the Kansas City Royals last week, but he got some help from his offense and picked up his fifth win of the season. He allowed 10 hits in that outing and struck out three batters while walking zero. On the year, Buchholz is now 5-5 with a 5.46 ERA and he has given up 105 hits in 85.2 innings.
Blue Jays All-Star Jose Bautista has 11 hits in his 38 at-bats versus Buchholz with a double, a home run and three RBI. Outfielder Colby Rasmus is just 2-for-13 against the right-hander with two walks and two strikeouts.
R.A. Dickey lost his second game in a row and his 10th loss overall last Friday when he was defeated by the Texas Rangers at home. He pitched seven innings in that start and gave up five runs on six hits while walking no one and striking out seven. Dickey is now 10-7 for the Blue Jays this year and he has given up 18 home runs on 132 innings.
Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino has just six hits against Dickey in 25 at-bats with a home run and nine strikeouts.
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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