Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox 7/28/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/27/2014
Monday, July 28, 2014, 7:10 PM on ESPN, RSN, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Toronto Blue Jays - Dickey, R (8-10) vs. Boston Red Sox - Buchholz, C (5-6)
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Monday night, the Toronto Blue Jays will send R.A. Dickey to the mound as they take on the Boston Red Sox and Clay Buchholz. Dickey makes his 23 rd start as Buchholz makes his 17th.
R.A. Dickey improved his record to 8 - 10 with a 4.04 ERA after getting the win his last time out. In that victory, Dickey surrendered 4 runs and 9 hits (including a homer) in 6 innings of work. He walked a batter and struck out 5. Dickey is fighting to get to .500 on the year but has gone 2 - 6 in his last 8 outings. In 2013, Dickey was 14 - 13 with a 4.21 ERA in 34 starts.
Last season, Dickey was 0 - 2 with an 8.53 ERA in 2 starts against the Red Sox. This season, Dickey is 2 - 0 in two starts against Boston with the 2 nd win coming in his last start.
Clay Buchholz took the loss in his last start and that lowered his record to 5 - 6 with a 5.50 ERA. In the defeat, Buchholz allowed 5 runs on 6 hits in 6 innings as he walked 4 and struck out just 1. Buchholz is 2 - 2 in his last 4 starts. It will be tough for him to match his win total from 2013 when he was 12 - 1 with a 1.74 ERA in 16 starts.
Last season, Buchholz was 1 - 1 with a 1.71 ERA in 3 starts against Toronto. This season, Buchholz is 1 - 2 in 3 starts against Toronto including a loss against the Blue Jays in his last start.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 50-51-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 43-56-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
07/11/14 RF Nolan Reimold Leg 15-day DL (7/11)
07/09/14 RF Cole Gillespie Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
07/09/14 1B Adam Lind Toe 15-day DL (7/8)
07/08/14 1B Edwin Encarnacion Quad 15-day DL (7/5)
06/23/14 3B Brett Lawrie Finger 15-day DL (6/22)
05/04/14 P Brandon Morrow Hand 60-day DL (5/3)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
Boston Red Sox
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
05/17/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Finger 15-day DL (5/16)
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto
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