Milwaukee Brewers at Toronto Blue Jays 7/2/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/1/2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 12:37 PM on FSWI, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Milwaukee Brewers - Peralta, W (9-5) vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Happ, J (7-4)
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Wednesday afternoon, the Milwaukee Brewers will give the ball to Wily Peralta as they take on the Toronto Blue Jays and J.A. Happ. Peralta makes his 17 th start as Happ makes his 12th start and 15th appearance.
Wily Peralta won his 5th straight the last time out and that boosted his record to 9 - 5 with a 3.20 ERA. In the win, Peralta gave up 4 runs on 8 hits (including a home run) in 6 innings of work. He walked 2 and struck out 7. While he's giving up runs, he is keeping the damage to a minimum and that is leading to victories. He is well on track to post better numbers than he did in 2013 when he went 11 - 15 with a 4.37 ERA in 32 starts.
Last season, Peralta didn't face the Blue Jays and he has experience against only 4 of Toronto's hitters. Each of the 4 Blue Jays has just 1 hit off of Peralta, with Dioner Navarro owning a homer and 3 RBIs.
J.A. Happ comes into this game with a 7 - 4 record and a 4.29 ERA after winning his last start. In that outing, Happ threw 7.2 scoreless innings and allowed just 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 8. It was the 3rd time this season that Happ has gotten the win after keeping the opponent off the scoreboard. He has already posted more wins this season than last season when he finished with a 5 - 7 record and a 4.56 ERA in 18 starts.
Happ didn't face the Brewers in 2013 but he has seen many of the Milwaukee hitters before. His attention will definitely be focused on Ryan Braun, who is batting .304 with 3 homers and 6 RBIs when facing Happ.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 45-36-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0.5
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 41-41-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
06/30/14 SS Jean Segura Quad questionable
06/09/14 P Tyler Thornburg Elbow 15-day DL (6/7)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 15-day DL (5/2)
Toronto Blue Jays
06/30/14 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)
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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