Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/26/2014
Tuesday, May 27, 7:07 PM on SUN, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Tampa Bay Rays - Cobb, A (1-1) vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Buehrle, M (8-1)
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On Tuesday, May 27, the Tampa Bay Rays will travel north of the border to take on the Toronto Blue Jays in the second meeting of a three game series. The Rays will send Alex Cobb to the mound to face a red hot Mark Buehrle.
Cobb is coming off a no-decision against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night in which he pitched 6.2 scoreless innings and only surrendered three hits on the night. Cobb had thrown 14 scoreless innings in his last two starts prior to being put on the DL with an oblique problem, and he started up right where he left off. Cobb is currently sitting at 1-1 with a 1.40 ERA and will try to get his second win of the season when he faces the first place Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Cobb has pitched well against the Blue Jays in his career only allowing 13 hits on 60 at bats while striking out eight. He’s held most of the lineup in check but he’ll have to be careful as the Blue Jays’ roster can explode for runs at any point.
Mark Buehrle will be on the mound for the Blue Jays and try to keep his streak alive and add another win to his major league best 8-1 record. On Thursday, Buehrle pitched seven strong innings in Boston and only gave up two earned runs while the offense took care of the rest. Toronto ended up winning 7-2 and gave Buehrle his eighth win on the season. Buehrle might be playing a bit over his head at the moment but he’s always been a reliable pitcher and he’s been a catalyst for this Toronto team that leads one of the toughest divisions in baseball.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 27-21-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.4
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 28-22-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
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 Toronto
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