If the Toronto Blue Jays look to carry over anything from last night, it will be how it finished, not how it started.
After an 11-6 loss to the Baltimore Orioles, the Jays get an opportunity to tie up this series and snap a three loss in four game run.
Bet on Blue Jays vs. Orioles
The Blue jays are -115 road favourites and the total is set at 9.0 runs.
Blue Jays vs. Orioles odds
|Blue Jays Moneyline Odds||-115|
|Orioles Moneyline Odds||-105|
|Runline odds||Orioles +1.5 (-170), Blue Jays -1.5 (+150)|
|Over/Under||9.0 runs (+100 over, -120, under)|
|Time/Date||Wednesday, June 14, 7:05 p.m. ET|
|TV||Broadcast: Sportsnet, SNET NOW app|
About the Blue Jays (37-31 SU, 31-37 ATS, 31-34-3 o/u)
Last night was not Chris Bassitt’s best at the office, ending in just three innings. Bassett conceded 11 hits, eight earned runs (all off of three home runs), and a walk before coming out.
Despite the loss, things weren’t all bad for the Jays, though. Toronto did manage to put up fifteen hits, and a few players, like George Springer (2 for 4, 2B), Daulton Varsho (3 for 4, 2B x2), and Alejandro Kirk (3 for 5) had strong nights. Also, Cavan Biggio hit a home run for the second consecutive game?! Hey, I’ll take progress from him.
Also encouraging was the fact that the Jays didn’t give up on this game even after the early rout. It would’ve been easy to fold at 8-1 after three, or 11-2 after six, but four runs in the eighth and ninth and wrapping up with the bases loaded shows that the group wasn’t as far back the scoreboard makes it feel. A better night from Bassitt and their early relievers (Bowden Francis and Mitchell White) and maybe yesterday goes the other way. That’s what today is all about!
About the Orioles (42-24 SU, 41-25 ATS, 32-30-4 o/u)
Gunnar Henderson was the man to watch last night, as he carried the O’s to their fifth straight win and improved their record to 18 games over 0.500 and second place in both the AL East and the Majors. Henderson picked up his first career grand slam in the third inning, building on a 0.526 batting average with three homers in his previous week.
Henderson now has home runs in three consecutive games and eleven hits in his last four starts.
Baltimore also got home runs from Adam Frazier and Ryan O’Hearn, and had a season-high seventeen hits. Dean Kremer started on the mount for the team and conceded eight hits and two runs over six innings.
Baltimore: RHP Kyle Bradish (2-2, 4.25 ERA, 8.7 K/9, 1.36 WHIP)
The 26-year-old Bradish comes to the mound for his 12th appearance of the season, hoping to get his fifth decision. He didn’t get one in his last appearance, a 6-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, though he did post a season-high ten strikeouts.
Toronto: RHP José Berríos (6-4, 3.61 ERA, 8 K/9, 1.15 WHIP)
This is a classic revenge spot for Bassitt who went 15-9 with a 3.42 ERA in 30 starts last year for the Mets. However, he’s coming off a poor start against the Twins. The righty was bombed for seven runs over four innings of work in a 9-7 loss last time out. Bassitt has never opposed the Mets.
Forecasts are calling for an 80% chance of showers with temperatures around 25C at first pitch. Winds will be light out of the west at 16 km/h. If you’re in the stands, have your ponchos ready!
- The Blue Jays are 5-5 in their past 10 games in Baltimore.
- Taking the under on total runs has been a 7-3 success in Toronto’s last ten games as the favourite, though the three successes for the over have been in their last three games.
- The total runs over has also hit 7 of 10 times in Baltimore’s most recent home games against Toronto.
- The O’s have cleared the runline in their last three home games, and in 7 of their last ten overall.
Player prop trends
- Daulton Varsho’s bat is starting to get back on track. He’s followed up a 10 game hitting streak to end may and start June with the start of a new streak, reaching safely six times in his last three games. He’s -175 for another knock today.
- Vladimir Guerrero Jr has driven in a run in three consecutive games, if you like that to continue, it sits at +140 to get him above 0.5.
Wagers to consider
- Bet365 has a boosted Same-game Parlay, involving a Jays win, a Matt Chapman home run, and five or more strikeouts from Berríos. That one is going for +1400 instead of the regular +1200.
- If you like the Jays to flip the tables today and the result to be another barn burner – maybe not 17 runs, but still productive – you can get a combo of them beating the run line (-1.5) and the total runs coming out over 9.5 at +350.
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