Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 9/13/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/12/2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Rogers Centre in Toronto
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Saturday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Rays will send Jeremy Hellickson (1 - 3, 3.71 ERA) to the hill as they face the Toronto Blue Jays and R.A. Dickey (12 -12, 3.84 ERA). Hellickson makes his 11th start as Dickey makes his 31st.
Jeremy Hellickson didn’t get the decision his last time out despite a decent start. Through 5.1 innings of work, Hellickson surrendered 2 runs and 4 hits (including a home run) while walking 2 and striking out 6. Hellickson hasn’t had a win since early August as he’s had trouble keeping opponents from scoring. He’s allowed at least 2 runs in each of his last 5 starts even though he hasn’t gone more than 6.1 innings in any of those outings. Last season, he was 12 -10 with a 5.17 ERA in 31 starts and a relief appearance.
In 2013, Hellickson was 2 – 1 with a 3.28 ERA in 6 starts against Toronto. This season, he is 0 – 1 in 2 outings against the Blue Jays.
R.A. Dickey picked up his 3rd win in 4 starts after a brilliant performance in his last start. In the win, Dickey allowed just a run on 6 hits through 7 innings of work. He fanned 4 without issuing any free passes. Dickey has found ways to get wins in recent weeks and he is 5 -3 in his last 10 outings. In 2013, Dickey posted a 14 -13 record with a 4.21 ERA in 34 starts.
Last season, Dickey was 3 -1 with a 2.91 ERA in 6 starts against the Rays. This season, Dickey is 1 -2 in 3 encounters against Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 65-73-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is 0
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 70-71-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
09/04/14 CF Desmond Jennings Knee out indefinitely
06/24/14 LF Jerry Sands Wrist 60-day DL (6/22), out for season
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 60-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
Toronto Blue Jays
09/05/14 LF Melky Cabrera Finger out for season
09/04/14 P Chad Jenkins Hand 15-day DL (9/5); out for season
09/03/14 3B Brett Lawrie Back 60-day DL (8/6), out for season
07/09/14 RF Cole Gillespie Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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