Toronto Blue Jays at Houston Astros 8/3/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/2/2014
Sunday, August 3, 2014, 2:10 PM on RSN, CSNH
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Toronto Blue Jays - Stroman, M (7-2) vs. Houston Astros - Feldman, S (4-8)
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On Sunday afternoon, right-hander Marcus Stroman (7-2) will be going for his fourth win in a row when the Toronto Blue Jays go up against Scott Feldman (4-8) and the Houston Astros.
Rookie Marcus Stroman pitched seven strong innings against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday and came away with his third straight win. He allowed just one run in that outing and struck out eight batters while walking two. He now has a 3.03 ERA in his first year in the big leagues and he has struck out 67 hitters in 74.1 innings.
The Astros will be getting their first chance to go up against Stroman on Sunday afternoon. So far this year, he has held left-handed hitters to just a .205 batting average through 161 at-bats.
Veteran Scott Feldman pitched seven good innings against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, but he had to settle for the no decision in a game the A's ended up winning 7-4. Feldman allowed just one run on five hits in that game while walking three and striking out one. He now has a 4.39 ERA and he has only been able to strike out 62 batters in 108.2 innings.
Blue Jays All-Star Jose Bautista has five hits in 13 at-bats against Feldman with two doubles, a home run and five RBI. Outfielder Colby Rasmus is just 1-for-4 against Feldman with three strikeouts.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 53-53-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.4
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 53-53-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston Astros is -0.9
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
07/31/14 1B Dan Johnson Hamstring 15-day DL (7/31)
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)
07/29/14 P Josh Zeid Foot 15-day DL (7/25), out for season
07/23/14 RF George Springer Knee 15-day DL (7/20)
07/08/14 RF Alex Presley Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
07/01/14 CF Dexter Fowler Back 15-day DL (6/27)
06/21/14 P Jose Cisnero Elbow 60-day DL (6/20)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 60-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto
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