Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/26/2014
Sunday, April 27, 1:07 PM on NESN, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Boston Red Sox - Lester, J (2-3) vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Dickey, R (1-3)
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Jon Lester will be looking to bounce back from his worst start of the season when the Boston Red Sox take on former Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Jon Lester went to 2-3 on the season after he took the loss to the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. He was only able to 4.2 innings in that game because he gave up eight runs (three earned) on 11 hits. He was able to strike out seven Yankees, but he also walked four in the game. His ERA still sits at a low 2.67on the season and he is striking out nearly 10 batters per nine innings.
Jose Bautista has four home runs against Lester in his career, but he's batting just .204 in 54 at-bats. Edwin Encarnacion, like many hitters in the AL East, hasn't been able to figure Lester out yet, going just 7-for-36 against him with two home runs and seven strikeouts.
R.A. Dickey did pretty well against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, but he ended up with the no decision in a game the Blue Jays eventually won 9-3. He surrendered three runs in the game on six hits while striking out six and walking three. He still has a lot of work to do to lower his 5.90 ERA.
Shane Victorino has faced Dickey more than any other Red Sox player, and has just six hits against him in 25 at-bats.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 9-14-0 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.7
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 13-9-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
04/09/14 P Steven Wright Hernia 60-day DL (3/21)
Toronto Blue Jays
04/19/14 1B Adam Lind Back 15-day DL (4/16)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
03/31/14 P Casey Janssen Shoulder 15-day DL (3/29)
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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