Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 9/14/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/13/2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Rogers Centre in Toronto
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Sunday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Rays will send Chris Archer (9 - 8, 3.63 ERA) to the mound as they square off against the Toronto Blue Jays and Marcus Stroman (10 - 5, 3.61 ERA). Archer makes his 30th start as Stroman makes his 19th start and 24th appearance.
Chris Archer broke his 2 game losing streak by getting the win in his last outing. Archer went 6.1 innings and allowed 3 runs on 7 hits (including a home run). He struck out 3 batters without walking a single one. Archer managed to settle down after allowing 14 runs and 20 hits through 10 innings in his 2 losses. But even with his brief losing streak, he is 4 - 3 in his last 10 outings. Last season, Archer posted a record of 9 -7 with an ERA of 3.22 in 23 starts.
In 2013, Archer was 1 - 0 with a 1.65 ERA in 3 starts against Toronto. This season, he is 1 -1 in 5 starts against the Blue Jays.
Marcus Stroman earned his 3rd straight victory in his last start. In the win, Stroman went the distance for the complete game shutout after allowing just 3 runs without issuing any walks and striking out 8. It was the 1st complete game shutout of his career. Stroman has been on a roll in recent weeks and is 6 - 3 in his last 10 outings. Prior to joining the big league club, Stroman was 2 -4 with a 3.03 ERA in 7 starts at Triple-A.
Stroman has faced the Rays twice already this season and is 1 -1 in those 2 starts.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 66-73-8 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)
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto
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