Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox 7/29/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/28/2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 7:10 PM on RSN, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Toronto Blue Jays - Stroman, M (6-2) vs. Boston Red Sox - De La Rosa, R (3-3)
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Marcus Stroman will attempt to win his seventh game of the season when he and the Toronto Blue Jays face Rubby De La Rosa and the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.
Rookie Marcus Stroman had his second straight great outing for the Blue Jays last week when he was able to beat the Boston Red Sox at home. In his seven innings of work that day, he has gave up just one hit and struck out seven batters while walking two. Stroman is now 6-2 on the season with a 3.21 ERA and he has only walked two batters per nine innings.
In that game against Stroman last week, Red Sox infielder Brock Holt faced him three times and was struck out in every at-bat. None of the Red Sox players were able to get an extra-base hit off of the right-hander.
Rubby De La Rosa made his eighth start of the year last week when he was beaten by the Toronto Blue Jays on the road. He could only make it through four innings in that start and gave up a season-high seven runs on nine hits while walking two and striking out just one. De La Rosa is now 3-3 this season with a 3.54 ERA, but he has only received 2.34 runs per nine innings from his offense in his outings.
Outfielder Juan Francisco is 2-for-2 against De La Rosa in his career and is the only player on the Blue Jays who has been able to hit a home run off of him.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 51-51-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.2
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 43-58-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto
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