Toronto Blue Jays at Oakland Athletics 7/6/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/5/2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014, 4:05 PM on RSN, CSCA
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California
Toronto Blue Jays - Hutchison, D (6-6) vs. Oakland Athletics - Mills, B (1-1)
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On Sunday afternoon, 23-year-old Drew Hutchison will go for his seventh win of the season when the Toronto Blue Jays take on Brad Mills and the Oakland Athletics.
In his last start, right-hander Drew Hutchison pitched seven strong innings against the Milwaukee Brewers and picked up his sixth win of the year. He gave up just one earned run in those seven innings of work while walking two and striking out a season-high 10 batters. He is now 6-6 this year and he has struck out 89 batters in 99.1 innings.
Alberto Callaspo, Craig Gentry and Nick Punto are the only players on the A's who have faced Hutchison in their careers. Callaspo is the only one of them who has gotten a hit off of him.
On Tuesday, starter Brad Mills gave up three runs in six innings to the Detroit Tigers on the road and ended up suffering his first loss of the season. He gave up six hits in that start and struck out a season-high six batters while walking three. Mills now has a 1-1 record on the season with a 4.41 ERA through three starts and he has given up 19 hits in 16.1 innings.
The only player on the Blue Jays who has faced Mills is backup infielder Steven Tolleson, who is 0-for-2 against him with no walks and one strikeout.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 42-43-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.4
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 42-38-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.5
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
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)
07/04/14 3B Josh Donaldson Back questionable
06/29/14 RF Josh Reddick Knee 15-day DL (6/26)
06/24/14 1B Kyle Blanks Calf 15-day DL (6/23)
06/17/14 P Drew Pomeranz Hand 15-day DL (6/16)
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 60-day DL (3/28)
03/30/14 P A.J. Griffin Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Fernando Rodriguez Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto
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