Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/24/2014
Friday, April 25, 7:07 PM on NESN, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Boston Red Sox - Peavy, J (0-0) vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Buehrle, M (4-0)
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Friday night, Jake Peavy will take the hill for the Boston Red Sox as they face Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays. It will be the 5th starts of the season for both of the veteran pitchers.
Jake Peavy is still looking for a decision after his first 4 stars of the season. In his last outing, Peavy went 5.2 innings and surrendered 5 runs on 10 hits (including a homer) while striking out 5 and walking 4. His ERA of 3.33 could be better and he has been issuing a lot of walks so far this season. Last season he issued 36 walks and already he has issued 14 free passes this season. Splitting his time with the Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox in 2013, Peavy went 12 -5 with a 4.17 ERA in 23 starts.
Last season, Peavy lost his only start against the Blue Jays. Toronto’s Adam Lind has been a tough out for Peavy. Lind is batting .364 with a homer and 3 RBIs against the veteran right-hander.
Bark Buehrle has been astonishing to start the season as he is 4 – 0 with an ERA of 0.64 so far. In his last start, he pitched 7 shutout innings and gave up just 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out 3. He is easily pitching the best ball of his career and way above 2013’s record of 12 – 10 with an ERA of 4.15 in 33 starts.
Last season, Buehrle went 2 – 1 in 5 starts against the Red Sox. He will need to watch Boston’s David Ortiz carefully. Ortiz is a career .329 hitter against Buehrle with 3 home runs and 13 RBIs.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 8-13-0 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.6
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 11-9-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
04/09/14 P Steven Wright Hernia 60-day DL (3/21)
04/06/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Calf 15-day DL (4/5)
03/31/14 RF Shane Victorino Hamstring 15-day DL (3/30)
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 Toronto
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