Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles 9/16/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/15/2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore
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Tuesday night, Drew Hutchison (10 - 11, 4.36 ERA) takes the mound for the Toronto Blue Jays as they take on Ubaldo Jimenez (4 – 9, 4.96 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles. Hutchison makes his 30th start as Jimenez makes his 21st start and 23rd appearance.
Drew Hutchison was sharp in his last outing and he came away with a victory. In 6.1 innings of work, Hutchison allowed a run (on a solo homer) and 4 hits as he walked a batter and struck out 10. The 10 strikeouts matched a season-high. The home run was the first surrendered by Hutchison in nearly a month. Hutchison has been consistent in recent outings but in his last 10 starts he is just 4 – 3. He missed most of the 2013 season recovering from Tommy John surgery.
In 4 starts against the Orioles this season, Hutchison is 2 -0.
Ubaldo Jimenez will come out of the bullpen to make this start. His last appearance was a disaster after he surrendered 3 runs on 1 hit in 0.1 innings. He walked 3 and struck out 1 after facing just 5 batters and throwing 23 pitches. But he didn’t factor into the decision and that appearance was back on August 31st. The hope is that he will shake off that poor performance for this start. After a few stints on the disabled list, Jimenez is just 2 -3 in his last 10 appearances. Last season, he posted a record of 13 – 9 with a 3.30 ERA in 32 starts for the Cleveland Indians.
In 2013, Jimenez went 1 - 0 with a 0.75 ERA in 2 starts against the Blue Jays. This season, he is 0 – 2 in 2 starts against Toronto.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 72-72-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.2
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 64-82-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.7
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)
Josh's Pick: Take Baltimore
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