Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays 7/12/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/11/2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014, 4:10 PM on RSN, SUN
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Toronto Blue Jays - Hutchison, D (6-7) vs. Tampa Bay Rays - Price, D (8-7)
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Right-hander Drew Hutchison will be going for his seventh win of the season when the Toronto Blue Jays take on David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday afternoon.
Drew Hutchison had a decent start against the Oakland Athletics on the road on Sunday, but he ended up losing for the seventh time this season. He went 5.2 innings in that start and gave up three runs on eight hits while walking two batters and striking out four. Hutchison is now 6-7 through 18 starts this year and he has struck out 93 batters in 105 innings.
Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings has three hits in his four at-bats against Hutchison in his career with a double, a home run and two RBI. Third baseman Evan Longoria is hitless against the right-hander in four at-bats with a walk and a strikeout.
Left-hander David Price pitched 8.2 strong innings against the Detroit Tigers last Sunday and ended up winning his third game in a row and his eighth overall. He gave up three earned runs on seven base hits in that start and walked three batters while striking out six. Price has 159 strikeouts in 139.2 innings this season and he currently has a 3.42 ERA.
Blue Jays All-Star outfielder Jose Bautista seems to enjoy facing Price, going 14-for-41 against him with two doubles, five home runs and 11 RBI.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 43-48-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.3
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 46-43-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
07/09/14 RF Cole Gillespie Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
07/09/14 1B Adam Lind Toe out indefinitely
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)
03/28/14 LF Nolan Reimold Neck 60-day DL (3/26)
Tampa Bay Rays
07/01/14 SS Yunel Escobar Shoulder 15-day DL (6/25)
06/24/14 LF Jerry Sands Wrist 15-day DL (6/22)
06/19/14 LF David DeJesus Hand 15-day DL (6/19)
06/01/14 RF Wil Myers Wrist 15-day DL (5/31)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 60-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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