Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox 7/30/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/29/2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 7:10 PM on RSN, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Toronto Blue Jays - Buehrle, M (10-7) vs. Boston Red Sox - Lester, J (10-7)
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On Wednesday night, Mark Buehrle (10-7) will be hoping that he can win his first game since June 1 when he and the Toronto Blue Jays face Jon Lester (10-7) and the Boston Red Sox.
Veteran left-hander Mark Buehrle could only make it through three innings against the New York Yankees last Friday and ended up suffering his seventh loss of the year. He allowed six runs on nine hits in the game and could only strike out two batters while walking one. That loss raised his ERA to 3.19, but he has still only given up 11 home runs on 135.1 innings of work.
Buehrle is one lefty that Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz likes to face. He is 25-for-79 against him with nine doubles, four home runs and 14 RBI in his career.
Jon Lester had a good start against the Tampa Bay Rays on the road last week, but he ended up with a no decision after the Rays caught back up and won the game 6-4. Lester pitched six innings in that one and allowed two runs on six hits while walking one and striking out seven. He now has a 2.52 ERA on the year and he has struck out 9.4 batters per nine innings.
Blue Jays All-Star outfielder Jose Bautista only has a .230 batting average in 61 at-bats versus Lester, but he also has three doubles, five home runs and 10 RBI against 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 Boston
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