Toronto Blue Jays at Detroit Tigers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/3/2014
Wednesday, May 4, 6:08 PM on RSN, FSDT
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Toronto Blue Jays - Dickey, R (5-4) vs. Detroit Tigers - Porcello, R (8-2)
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Wednesday night, the Toronto Blue Jays will send R.A. Dickey to the mound to face the Detroit Tigers and Rick Porcello. Dickey will make his 13th start as Porcello makes his 11th.
R.A. Dickey got away with one in his last start and he got a no-decision despite allowing 5 runs on 10 hits (including a home run) in just 5 innings of work. He walked 1 while striking out 7. The knuckleballer brings a 5 - 4 record with a 4.30 ERA into his next start. Last season, Dickey went 14 – 13 with a 4.21 ERA in 34 starts.
In 2013, Dickey won his one start against the Tigers after allowing 2 runs on 6 hits (including a home run) in 7 innings. He walked 1 and struck out 4. Dickey could have trouble with the entire Detroit lineup as they are batting a combined .351 with 27 hits, 4 homers and 12 RBIs in 77 at-bats.
Rick Porcello added another win in his last start and that took his record to 8 - 2 with a 3.68 ERA. In that last outing, Porcello surrendered just 2 runs on 5 hits (including a homer) in 5.2 innings. But he walked 6 while striking out just 4 as he threw 105 pitches. Porcello should easily surpass 2013’s record of 13 - 8 and 2013’s ERA of 4.32 in 29 starts and 3 relief appearances.
Last season, Porcello pitched to a no-decision in his only start against the Blue Jays after allowing 4 runs on 8 hits in 5 innings. And the Blue Jays have hit the ball well against Porcello. Overall, the team is batting .447 with 42 hits (including 7 doubles), 3 homers and 11 RBIs in 94 at-bats against the right-hander.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 32-25-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.7
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 26-24-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers 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)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 15-day DL (5/2)
04/21/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 15-day DL (4/19)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29)
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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