Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/27/2014
Wednesday, May 28, 7:07 PM on SUN, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Tampa Bay Rays - Archer, C (3-2) vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Hendriks, L (1-0)
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Wednesday night, the Tampa Bay Rays and Chris Archer will face the Toronto Blue Jays and Liam Hendriks. Archer will be making his 11th start as Hendriks makes his 2nd.
Chris Archer was impressive in his last start but he still had to settle for a no-decision that left his record at 3 – 2 with an ERA of 4.11. Archer pitched 6 scoreless innings and allowed just 4 hits and 4 walks while striking out 11. Archer has pitched better than his numbers indicate and he should be beat last year’s 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 the Blue Jays. This season, Archer started his year off with a win over Toronto after allowing 2 runs on 4 hits in 6 innings of work.
Liam Hendriks won his first start of the season the last time out and he comes into this game with a 1 – 0 record and an ERA of 1.59. Hendriks allowed a run (on a solo homer) on 3 hits in 5.2 innings in his season debut as he walked 3 and struck out 3. Hendriks was 5 – 0 with an ERA of 1.46 in 7 starts and 2 relief appearances for Toronto’s Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo before getting the call-up the same day as his first start. Last season, Hendriks was 1 – 3 with an ERA of 6.85 in 8 starts and 2 relief appearances for the Minnesota Twins.
In 2013, Hendriks didn’t get to face the Rays but he has some experience against 5 batters on the Tampa Bay roster. Tampa Bay’s Matt Joyce is 2 for 2 with a solo homer against Hendriks.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 28-21-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.4
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 29-22-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
05/26/14 LF Brandon Guyer Thumb 15-day DL (5/25)
05/15/14 2B Ben Zobrist Thumb 15-day DL (5/14)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 15-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 15-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Jeremy Hellickson Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
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)
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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