Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/21/2014
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 7:10 PM on RSN, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Toronto Blue Jays - Buehrle, M (7-1) vs. Boston Red Sox - Lester, J (4-5)
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Thursday night, the Toronto Blue Jays will give the ball to Mark Buehrle as they take on the Boston Red Sox and Jon Lester. Both pitchers will be making their 10th starts of the season.
Mark Buehrle pitched to a no decision in his last start but he carries a 7 - 1 record with an ERA of 2.11 into this game. In his last outing, Buehrle allowed just 2 runs on 7 hits in 6.2 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Buehrle is on pace to post the best numbers of his career and at least, his best in the last 10 years. In 2013, Buehrle was 12 – 10 with an ERA of 4.15 in 33 starts.
Last season, Buehrle was 2 – 1 with a 3.31 ERA in 5 starts against the Red Sox. This season, Buehrle took his only loss so far in a start against Boston. In that outing, he was lit up for 7 runs on 12 hits (including a home run) in 5.1 innings of work.
Jon Lester saw his record fall to 4 – 5 with a 2.67 ERA after taking a loss in his last start. In that outing, Lester gave up just a run on 4 hits in 5 innings of work. A rain delay and lack of scoring were more to blame for the loss than Lester. Last season, Lester was 15 – 8 with a 3.75 ERA in 33 starts.
In 2013, Lester was 4 – 0 with a 2.55 ERA in 6 starts against the Blue Jays. This season, Lester lost his only start to Toronto after allowing 4 runs on 5 hits in 7 innings of work.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 25-19-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.2
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 15-26-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.3
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)
Boston Red Sox
05/17/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Finger 15-day DL (5/16)
04/09/14 P Steven Wright Hernia 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto
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