Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays 8/26/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/25/2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Rogers Centre in Toronto
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Tuesday night, Rubby De La Rosa (4 – 5, 3.69 ERA) takes his turn for the Boston Red Sox as they take on R.A. Dickey (10 – 12, 4.08 ERA). De La Rosa makes his 14th start as Dickey makes his 28th.
Rubby De La Rosa took a hard luck loss his last time out. In 6.2 innings of work, De La Rosa allowed just 2 runs on 8 hits with 3 walks and 8 strike outs. But his offense was shutout and De La Rosa paid the price. De La Rosa has been a hit or miss proposition for Boston this season and is 3 - 3 in his last 10 starts. Last season, De La Rosa made 11 relief appearances for the Red Sox en route to a 0 – 2 record and a 5.56 ERA.
In 2013, De La Rosa pitched just 0.2 innings in relief against the Blue Jays in 2 appearances. This season, De La Rosa made back-to-back starts against Toronto and lost both of those games.
R.A. Dickey wasn’t that great his last time out but he ended up with the win. Dickey surrendered 5 runs and 8 hits (including a home run) in 5.2 innings of work. He walked a batter and struck out 4. The knuckleball hasn’t danced that much for Dickey this season and he is just 4 - 5 in his last 10 starts. Last season, Dickey finished the year with a 14 - 13 record and an ERA of 4.21 in 34 starts.
In 2013, Dickey was lit up in his 2 starts against the Red Sox and allowed 13 runs and 16 hits (including 4 homers) in his 2 losses. But this season, he is 3 – 0 in 3 starts against Boston.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 55-71-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.6
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 63-63-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
08/25/14 SS Xander Bogaerts Concussion 7-day DL (8/23)
08/24/14 DH David Ortiz Foot questionable
08/23/14 P Joe Kelly Shoulder is upgraded to probable for next start
08/01/14 RF Shane Victorino Back 15-day DL (7/30)
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
Toronto Blue Jays
08/07/14 3B Brett Lawrie Back 15-day DL (8/6)
07/31/14 1B Dan Johnson Hamstring 15-day DL (7/31)
07/09/14 RF Cole Gillespie Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
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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