Toronto Blue Jays at Texas Rangers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/15/2014
Friday, May 16, 8:05 PM on RSN, KTXA
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Toronto Blue Jays - Hutchison, D (1-3) vs. Texas Rangers - Darvish, Y (3-1)
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Friday night, the Toronto Blue Jays and Drew Hutchison will face the Texas Rangers and Yu Darvish. Hutchison makes his 9th start as Darvish makes his 8th.
Drew Hutchison took the loss in his last start as his record fell to 1 – 3 and his ERA rose to 4.37. In that start, Hutchison lasted just 4.1 innings as he surrendered 3 runs on 3 hits with 4 walks and 5 strikeouts. Hutchison threw 93 pitches in that short amount of time. In his only Major League season prior to this one (2011), Hutchison was 5 - 3 with a 4.60 ERA in 11 starts.
In 2011, Hutchison had one start against the Rangers and in that outing he allowed 6 runs on 7 hits in 6 innings. In his career, Hutchison has faced just 2 current Rangers – Elvis Andrus and Mitch Moreland. Both of them are 1 for 3 against Hutchison, with Andrus owning an RBI.
Yu Darvish was phenomenal in his last start and that led to a win that took his record to 3 – 1 with a 2.33 ERA. Darvish just missed a no hitter but ended up with 8.2 scoreless innings where he surrendered just 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 12. In 2013, Darvish was 13 – 9 with an ERA of 2.83 in 32 starts.
In 2013, Darvish had 2 no decisions and an ERA of 1.93 in 2 starts against the Blue Jays. Edwin Encarnacion is batting .417 against Darvish with 2 homers and 4 RBIs.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 24-15-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.4
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 19-17-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Texas Rangers is -0.8
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
05/13/14 CF Colby Rasmus Hamstring questionable
05/12/14 P Sergio Santos Forearm 15-day DL
05/04/14 P Brandon Morrow Hand 60-day DL (5/3)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
05/14/14 P Matt Harrison Back expected to miss next scheduled start
05/12/14 P Martin Perez Elbow expected to miss next scheduled start Friday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
05/08/14 3B Donnie Murphy Neck 15-day DL (5/8)
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 15-day DL (4/23)
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 60-day DL (4/23)
04/19/14 LF James Adduci Finger 15-day DL (4/19)
04/18/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/08/14 P Joe Saunders Ankle 15-day DL (4/5)
03/31/14 C Geovany Soto Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 P Derek Holland Knee 60-day DL (3/3)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Joe Ortiz Foot 60-day DL (2/14)
Tony's Pick: Take Texas
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