Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays 6/29/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 6/28/2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014, 1:07 PM on WGN, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Chicago White Sox - Quintana, J (4-7) vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Buehrle, M (10-4)
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Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
Sunday afternoon, the Chicago White Sox will take the field behind Jose Quintana as they take on the Toronto Blue Jays and Mark Buehrle. Both pitchers will be making their 17th starts of the season.
Jose Quintana improved his record to 4 – 7 with a 3.69 ERA after winning his last start. In that outing, Quintana allowed just a run (on a solo homer) and 6 hits in 7 innings while walking 3 and striking out 8. It was the 1st time in nearly 2 months that Quintana had allowed just 1 run in a start. It’s still possible to equal the numbers he posted in 2013 when he was 9 – 7 with an ERA of 3.51 in 33 starts.
Last season, Quintana was 2 – 0 with a 1.77 ERA in 3 starts against the Blue Jays. He has held the Toronto lineup to a .250 average with 17 hits, 2 home runs and 6 RBIs in 68 at-bats.
Mark Buehrle got a no-decision in his last outing and that kept his record at 10 – 4 with a 2.52 ERA. In that start, Buehrle gave up 4 runs on 8 hits (including 2 homers) in 6.2 innings of work. He struck out 3 without issuing any walks. Prior to the no-decision, Buehrle had lost 4 straight after starting the season 10 - 1. But Buehrle is well ahead of his results from 2013 when he went 12 – 10 with a 4.15 ERA in 33 starts.
Last season, Buehrle won his only start against the White Sox after allowing 2 runs and 9 hits in 6.1 innings. He hasn’t faced his former team that many times since leaving and they are batting .261 with 6 hits and 3 RBIs in 23 at-bats.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 43-34-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.5
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 40-39-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
06/27/14 CF Adam Eaton Leg questionable
05/20/14 P Matt Lindstrom Ankle 15-day DL (5/20)
04/19/14 P Felipe Paulino Shoulder 15-day DL (4/19)
04/10/14 RF Avisail Garcia Shoulder 60-day DL (4/9); out for season
04/04/14 P Nate Jones Hip 60-day DL (4/4)
Toronto Blue Jays
06/27/14 RF Jose Bautista Hamstring questionable
06/23/14 3B Brett Lawrie Finger 15-day DL (6/22)
06/19/14 P Brett Cecil Groin 15-day DL (6/19)
05/04/14 P Brandon Morrow Hand 60-day DL (5/3)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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