Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Mark Buehrle (6-4) vs. Talor Jordan (0-1)
The Toronto Blue Jays take on The Washington Nationals on Wednesday at Nationals Park. Mark Buehrle is the probable starter for the Blue Jays and he'll face Talor Jordan of the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +110 and Washington at -130. The over/under was set at 8. The Blue Jays, with a 24-29 run line record, cover the spread 45% of the time. They also have a 26-25 over/under record. The Nationals are 24-27 against the run line and have a 29-21 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Blue Jays head into this matchup with a 23-30 record, including 9-18 on the road. Mark Buehrle has a 6-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.97 and a 1.39 WHIP. In his starts, the Blue Jays are 6-4 over his 63.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 74 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-4. He is getting 6.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 128 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.87. Opposing teams are hitting .228 against the Blue Jays bullpen while walking 51 times and striking out 150 times. Toronto is averaging 6.97 strikeouts per game while getting 8.74 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 29th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.59.
As a team, Toronto is batting .263, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .249 average away from home. The Blue Jays on-base percentage sits at .330, which puts them at 6th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .438. Josh Donaldson leads the team in hits with 63 while the team ranks 9th in baseball with 8.81 hits per game.
With a 15-7 home record, Washington will hope to improve on their 29-22 overall mark. Talor Jordan has a record of 0-1 while sporting an earned run average of 5.79 on the year with a 1.71 WHIP. In his starts he has allowed 6 hits over 4.2 innings pitched this season. The bullpen has given up 143 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.58. Opposing teams are hitting .246 against the Nationals bullpen while walking 50 times and striking out 140 times. Washington is averaging 7.98 strikeouts per game while getting 9.29 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .252 average at Safeco Field. The Nationals on-base percentage sits at .324, which puts them at 8th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .412. Yunel Escobar leads the team in hits with 56 while the team ranks 14th in baseball with 8.52 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Blue Jays have a fielding percentage of .985 with 29 total errors, 524 assists and 1,360 put outs. The Nationals have committed 36 errors on the season with 483 assists and 1,320 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .980 on the year.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 26-25 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 24-29 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 29-21 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 24-27 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
05/30/15 2B Steve Tolleson Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/27)
05/22/15 2B Devon Travis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/17)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/10)
04/23/15 C Dioner Navarro Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/22)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Marcus Stroman Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
05/30/15 P Stephen Strasburg Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/30)
05/19/15 LF Jayson Werth Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
05/15/15 P Doug Fister Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/15)
04/30/15 LF Reed Johnson Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/29)
04/15/15 P Craig Stammen Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/14)
04/06/15 3B Anthony Rendon Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Erik Davis Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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