Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/30/2014
Saturday, May 31, 12:07 PM on FSKC, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Kansas City Royals - Davis, W (4-1) vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Hutchison, D (4-3)
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Saturday afternoon, Wade Davis is expected to get the start for the Kansas City Royals as they face Drew Hutchison and the Toronto Blue Jays. Davis would make his 1st start of the season and 22nd appearance as Hutchison makes his 12th start.
With starting pitcher Yordano Ventura expected to miss his next turn in the rotation, it’s expected that reliever Wade Davis will come out of the bullpen to make the start in this one. Although he was worked exclusively from the bullpen this season, Davis has experience as a starting pitcher. This season, he is 4- 1 with a 1.48 ERA in 21 relief appearances. Last season, Davis was just 8 - 11 with a 5.32 ERA in 24 starts and 7 relief appearances.
In 2013, Davis didn’t start against the Blue Jays but he has faced them twice this season. In his last appearance against Toronto (on May 29th), he got a win after pitching 2 scoreless, hitless innings while striking out 2.
Drew Hutchison picked up his 3rd straight win in his last outing and that gave him a 4 - 3 record with an ERA of 3.88. In that start, Hutchison gave up 5 runs on 7 hits (including 3 homers) in just 5 innings of work. He walked 4 without striking out a single batter. Despite the final line in that start, Hutchison appears to be settling down and pitching well in for his first full season since 2012 thanks to Tommy John surgery.
Hutchison faced the Royals earlier in the season and he didn’t fare well in that outing. He took the loss after allowing 4 runs on 5 hits in 7 innings of work. He walked 1 while striking out 5.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 24-25-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is -0.3
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 30-23-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.6
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
05/29/14 3B Danny Valencia Hand questionable
05/28/14 P Yordano Ventura Elbow is downgraded to expected to miss next scheduled start
05/02/14 P Bruce Chen Back 15-day DL (4/25)
04/09/14 P Francisley Bueno Finger 15-day DL (4/7)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
Toronto Blue Jays
05/15/14 CF Colby Rasmus Hamstring 15-day DL (5/13)
05/12/14 P Sergio Santos Forearm 15-day DL (5/11)
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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