Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles 9/17/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/16/2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore
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Wednesday night, J.A. Happ (9 - 10, 4.28 ERA) will take the mound for the Toronto Blue Jays as they take on Bud Norris (13 - 8, 3.74 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles. It will be the 24th start and 28th appearance for Happ and the 27th start for Norris.
J.A. Happ pitched well in his last outing but ended up being a hard luck loser. Happ surrendered just a run (on a solo homer) and 2 hits in 7 innings. He walked a batter and struck out 7. But his offense was shutout and his great effort was wasted. Happ has been up and down in recent weeks and his 2 - 5 record in his last 10 starts confirms that. Last season, Happ went 5 - 7 with a 4.56 ERA in 18 starts.
In 2013, Happ pitched to a no-decision in his only start against the Orioles. This season, he is 1 - 1 in 3 starts against Baltimore.
Bud Norris was amazing in his last start en route the victory. Norris threw 7 shutout innings and held the opposition to 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 10. It was yet another dominant effort from the right-hander, who has pitched to a 5 - 2 record in his last 10 starts. In 2013, Norris finished the year with a 10 - 12 record and a 4.18 ERA in 30 starts and 2 relief appearances for the Orioles and the Houston Astros.
Norris didn't get the decision in his only outing against the Blue Jays in 2013. This season, he is 2 - 0 in 3 starts against Toronto.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 72-73-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.2
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 64-83-3 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)
Tony's Pick: Take Baltimore
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