Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles 9/15/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/14/2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore
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Monday night, Marcus Stroman (10 – 5, 3.61 ERA) gets the call for the Toronto Blue Jays as they face Wei-Yin Chen (15 -4, 3.49 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles. Stroman makes his 19th start and 24th appearance as Chen makes his 29th start.
Marcus Stroman picked up his 3rd straight victory in his last start. In the win, Stroman went the distance for the complete game shutout after surrendering just 3 hits without issuing any walks and striking out 8. It was the 1st complete game shutout of his career. The last few weeks have seen some solid starts from Stroman and he is 6 – 3 in his last 10 outings. Prior to coming up to the Blue Jays, Stroman was 2 -4 with a 3.03 ERA in 7 starts at Triple-A.
Stroman hasn’t faced the Orioles this season but he has seen 2 of the current Baltimore hitters before. Alejandro De Aza is 1 for 3 against Stroman, while Kelly Johnson is 2 for 5.
Wei-Yin Chen turned in another decent performance his last time out and his efforts earned him the win. In 7 innings of work, Chen gave up a run (on a solo homer) and 3 hits while striking out 4 without issuing any walks. Chen has been a solid contributor to the Baltimore starting rotation and is an impressive 6 - 1 in his last 10 starts. He was 7 – 7 with a 4.07 ERA in 23 starts during the 2013 campaign.
Chen didn’t face the Blue Jays last season but he has seen some action against Toronto this season. He lost his lone start against Toronto earlier this year after allowing 4 runs and 8 hits (including a homer) in 5 innings.
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
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 64-78-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.6
Injuries to Watch
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)
09/12/14 3B Chris Davis Suspension expected to miss 25 games
08/22/14 3B Manny Machado Knee 60-day DL (8/12); out for season
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 60-day DL (5/11), out for season
06/03/14 P Johan Santana Shoulder 60-day DL (6/2), out for season
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Baltimore
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