Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/13/2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014, 3:05 PM on RSN, MASN
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Toronto Blue Jays - Dickey, R (6-4) vs. Baltimore Orioles - Norris, B (5-5)
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Saturday afternoon, R.A. Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays will face Bud Norris and the Baltimore Orioles. It will be Dickey’s 15th start and Norris’ 13th.
R.A. Dickey pitched a no-decision his last time out and that held his record at 6 – 4 with an ERA of 4.20. In his last outing, Dickey surrendered 2 runs (both on solo homers) on 5 hits in 5.1 innings of work. He walked 2 and struck out 3 as he threw 101 pitches. So far this season, Dickey has thrown too many pitches in too many short outings and that doesn’t bode well for the rest of the season. Last season, Dickey went 14 – 13 with a 4.21 ERA in 34 starts.
In 2013, Dickey was 0 - 2 with a 7.71 ERA in 3 starts against the Orioles. This season, Dickey has a no-decision against the Orioles after pitching 6 innings and allowing 3 runs on 6 hits (including a home run) as he walked 3 and struck out 6.
Bud Norris comes into this one fresh off his 2nd straight win. He took his record to 5- 5 and lowered his ERA to 3.94 as he pitched 8 innings of shutout ball. He surrendered just 3 hits and 3 walks while striking out 6 in his best outing of the season. Last season, went 10 – 12 with a 4.18 ERA in 30 starts and 2 relief appearances for the Orioles and the Houston Astros.
In 2013, Norris pitched to a no-decision in his only start against Toronto after allowing 3 runs on 7 hits in 4 innings. This season, Norris has a win and a no-decision in 2 starts against the Blue Jays.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 34-31-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.5
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 31-32-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0
Injuries to Watch
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)
06/06/14 P Miguel Gonzalez Side 15-day DL (5/31)
06/03/14 P Johan Santana Shoulder 60-day DL (6/2), out for season
05/11/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 15-day DL (5/11)
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 3B Michael Almanzar Arm 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 LF Nolan Reimold Neck 60-day DL (3/26)
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto
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