Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez vs. Yovani Gallardo
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Oriole Park on Wednesday to take on the Baltimore Orioles. The probable pitchers are Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays and Yovani Gallardo for the Orioles. The opening line for this game has Toronto at -154 and Baltimore at +144. The over/under is 9.5. The Blue Jays have a 53-72-6 over/under mark and a 70-61-0 run line record, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Orioles are 66-65-0 against the run line and have a 59-69-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Blue Jays head into this game with a 75-56 record, and they are 35-28 on the road. Starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez has a 12-2 record with an ERA of 2.99 and a WHIP of 1.16. He has 132 strikeouts during his 156.1 innings pitched and he has given up 135 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.33. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have allowed 359 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the pen while they've been struck out 369 times and walked 104 times this year. As a unit, Toronto has given up 8.3 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.05 hitters per nine. They are 6th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.79. The Blue Jays pitchers have collectively given up 1,095 base hits and 500 earned runs. They have allowed 148 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 360 batters and struck out 1,062. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
As a team, Toronto is hitting .250, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .235 average on the road. The Blue Jays have a .440 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .329 which is good for 6th in the league. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.54 hits per contest. Josh Donaldson comes into this game hitting .294 and his on-base percentage is at .407. He has 141 hits this season along with 106 runs scored and 92 runs batted in. He's struck out 94 times and has walked 86 times. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .269 and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 130 hits so far while scoring 83 runs and he's driven in 106. He has walked 68 times and has struck out 115 times. The Blue Jays have 1,119 hits, including 233 doubles and 192 home runs. They've stolen 40 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 19 times. Toronto has walked 491 times this season and they've struck out 1,109 times as a unit. They've left 888 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 4.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 645 runs so far this year.
Baltimore comes into this game with a 42-23 home mark and a 71-60 overall record. With an ERA of 5.69, Yovani Gallardo has a 4-6 record and a 1.65 WHIP. He has 62 strikeouts over the 91.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 101 hits. He has allowed 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.17. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 419 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 408 times and walking 181 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 9.14 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.75 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.49. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,173 base knocks and 576 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 155 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a staff has walked 456 hitters and struck out 994. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .268 average at home. The Orioles hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.93 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup batting .275 and he has an OBP of .316. He has 137 hits this year along with 74 runs scored and 74 RBI. He's struck out 91 times and has walked on 30 occasions. Manny Machado is hitting .306 and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 158 hits so far while he's scored 91 runs and drove in 81. He has earned a walk 41 times and has punched out 95 times. The Orioles as a unit have 1,169 base hits, including 224 doubles and 205 homers. They have 15 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 10 times. Baltimore as a team has walked 369 times this year and they have struck out 1,078 times. They've had 853 men left on base and have an OPS of .770. They score 4.7 runs per game and have totaled 616 runs so far this season.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 53-72-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 70-61-0 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 59-69-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 66-65-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
08/26/16 P J.A. Happ Foot "?" for next scheduled start
08/25/16 P Aaron Sanchez Hamstring out indefinitely
06/27/16 P Gavin Floyd Shoulder 60-day DL (6/26)
08/29/16 CF Adam Jones Hamstring "?" Tuesday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
08/24/16 P Chris Tillman Shoulder 15-day DL (8/21)
08/19/16 P Dylan Bundy Ankle "?" for next scheduled start
08/13/16 P Darren O'Day Shoulder 15-day DL (8/12)
07/22/16 RF Joey Rickard Thumb 15-day DL (7/21)
06/21/16 P Brian Duensing Elbow 15-day DL (6/20)
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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