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(18-18) Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers (20-15)
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Park, Arlington, TX.
Projected Pitchers: Marco Estrada vs Colby Lewis
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The Jays take on Rangers this weekend in Texas after just playing against them at home last week. The Jays won that series 3-1, so look for them to give their A effort in order to continue beating Texas this weekend.
There is the history of last years ALDS, where the infamous bat flip occurred, which has worked in Toronto’s favour thus far. I was there for that game btw and it was incredible!
The Jays put up 3 runs on Colby Lewis during the previous series, which was enough for a 4-3 win.
The Rangers are 20-15 while the Jays continue to stay .500 at 15-15, both teams are 6-4 in their last 10 and both teams have pitchers on the mound that have fared well this season, so this looks to be a really close one.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Jays continue to be not the one of prior seasons end, as they struggle to put up runs consistently. They’ve scored just 15 runs in their last 5 games but are still very dangerous and can explode any given game.
We need to keep in mind the last 3 games were played with NL rules, meaning Jays pitchers had to hit bringing the average runs down.
However, until they truly show some consistently here, we can only continue to play the averages.
They currently rank 20th in the mlb averaging 4 runs per game and rank 25th in team batting average at .234, this is not impressive at all. Their team OBP is 16th at .317. I expect a similar output at best from the Jays vs Lewis in this game.
Estrada has pitched well this season, with a 2.39 era but has a record of just 1-2.
He gave up only 1 vs Texas in 6 innings last week, so this definitely works in the Jays favour. Estrada is still adjusting with Martin making the calls behind the plate but we haven’t seen any negative impact from this adjustment period.
It’s unlikely Estrada gives up only 1 again but I think he should do okay this game depending on if the Rangers bats stay hot.
The Rangers are currently only a mini 2 game winning streak and have won 5 of their last 6 games. They are hot right now scoring 46 runs in these last 6 games, that’s averaging almost 8!
They are now 6th in scoring in the MLB with a team batting average of .263, putting them 8th. This will be a good matchup against Estrada and expect Texas to get atleast 3 on Marco.
Colby Lewis is 2-0 with a 3.20 era, his output is very comparable to Estrada.
He gave up 3 against the Jays in his last outing and with the Jays bats in the bottom half of the MLB in terms of run production, I would think the Jays do the same if not worse.
Timely home runs for the Jays have kept them in games and this is very possible, Edwin took him long last week but overall, Lewis should contain the Jays offence from too much damage.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Jays totals have gone under 5 of last 6 games
- Jays have scoring 4 or less runs the last 5 games
- Jays have scored 15 runs the last 5 games
- Texas has scored 46 runs in their last 6 games
- Texas has won 5 of their last 6 games
- Texas totals have gone over 5 straight games
Free Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
Sanchez vs Lewis last week ended in a Jays 4-3 victory and Estrada gave up only 1 run when he faced the Rangers in the same series, however, since then the bats have caught absolute fire.
I would expect this one to go in Texas’ favour this time around. Be warned though that this is an extremely close line given the Jays vs Texas “conflict” and the Jays have a tendency to play better angry, particularly Bautista.
The Jays bullpen has been unreliable up to this point so I believe this may ultimately be the difference in this one.
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I’m hesitant to take the over or the under on this one.
The Jays can erupt any given game and Texas has been red hot hitting, but on the flip side, Estrada gave up only 1 the last meeting against Texas and the Jays only put up 3 on Lewis.
Since good pitching usually beats good hitting, take the under if you must.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Rangers 4-3
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