Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels 7/9/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/8/2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 3:35 PM on RSN, FSW
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Toronto Blue Jays - Stroman, M (4-2) vs. Los Angeles Angels - Wilson, C (8-6)
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Wednesday afternoon, Marcus Stroman takes the hill for the Toronto Blue Jays as they face C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels.
Marcus Stroman pitched to his 2nd straight no-decision in his last start and that held his record at 4 - 2 with a 3.44 ERA. In that start, Stroman threw 7 scoreless innings and allowed just 3 hits and 3 walks while striking out 7. But without any offense, he couldn't get a win out of his best effort of the season.
Stroman has already faced the Angels this season it wasn't pretty. In that appearance, Stroman pitched just 1.2 innings but he was tagged for 4 runs on 6 hits (including a homer).
C.J. Wilson escaped with a no-decision in his last outing and that kept his record at 8 - 6 with a 4.23 ERA. In that start, Wilson surrendered 6 runs on 7 hits (including 3 home runs) in just 4.1 innings of work. He walked a batter and struck out 6. It was just the latest in a string of rough outings for the veteran lefty. In his last 3 starts, he has given up 16 runs and 23 hits. Last season, Wilson posted a 17 - 7 record with 3.39 ERA in 33 starts.
In 2013, Wilson was 1 - 0 with a 3.77 ERA in 2 starts against the Blue Jays. This season, Wilson took the loss in his only start against Toronto after allowing 5 runs on 6 hits (including 2 homers) in 6 innings of work.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 42-46-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.3
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 47-35-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
07/06/14 1B Edwin Encarnacion Quad out indefinitely
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)
Los Angeles Angels
07/06/14 3B David Freese Shin questionable
05/28/14 P Sean Burnett Elbow 15-day DL (5/29), out for season
05/12/14 3B Ian Stewart Hand 15-day DL (5/11)
04/17/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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