Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays 7/24/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/23/2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:37 PM on NESN, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Boston Red Sox - De La Rosa, R (3-2) vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Stroman, M (5-2)
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Thursday afternoon, Rubby De La Rosa takes the hill for the Boston Red Sox as they face the Toronto Blue Jays and Marcus Stroman. De La Rosa makes his 8 th start as Stroman makes his 10th start and 15th appearance.
Rubby De La Rosa picked up the victory in his last start and that took his record to 3 - 2 with a 2.64 ERA. In the win, De La Rosa allowed just a run on 5 hits in 7 innings of work. He walked 4 and struck out 2. In his last 4 starts, De La Rosa has only allowed 5 runs and had gone 2 - 0 with 2 no-decisions. Last season, De La Rosa posted an 0 - 2 record with a 5.56 ERA in 11 relief appearances.
In 2013, De La Rosa pitched just 0.2 innings of relief in 2 appearances against the Blue Jays. He didn't allow any hits or walks in those 2 appearances. Only 2 of the current Blue Jays have faced him. Jose Bautista is 0 for 1 but Maicer Izturis is 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI against De La Rosa.
Marcus Stroman improved his record to 5 - 2 with a 3.58 ERA after getting the win in his last start. In that outing, Stroman threw 7 innings of shutout ball and allowed just 4 hits without issuing any walks. He struck out 5 batters. It was the 2nd time in 3 starts that Stroman had pitched 7 scoreless innings.
It will be Stroman's first time facing the Red Sox and if he pitches as well as he has in recent starts, he could add another one in the win column.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 40-56-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.2
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 47-51-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.1
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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