Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers - 6/26/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (37-36) at Toronto Blue Jays (39-35)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 26, 2015 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
N Martinez (5-3) (2.77) vs. M Buehrle (7-4) (3.90)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -158 / Texas Rangers +148 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers visit the Rogers Centre for the first time in 2015 to battle the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Texas Rangers have been one of the surprise squads in the game thus far but they haven’t been playing well the past week or so. The Rangers have lost five in a row after Thursday’s 6-3 loss to visiting Oakland with neither the arms or bats able to come through. Starter Colby Lewis did fine with three runs plated over six frames for a no decision but Keone Kela and Sam Freeman allowed thee runs in 2/3 of an inning. Texas managed ten hits and a base on balls with Mitch Moreland going 3-4 with a homer and two RBI’s while Robinson Chirinos going 2-4 with an RBI. Nicholas Martinez looks to continue his outstanding season when he opposes the Blue Jays on Friday night. Martinez fell at the White Sox 3-2 last time out with all three runs allowed (two earned) on six hits and three BB in six frames.
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The Toronto Blue Jays were scorching hot a few short weeks ago but have since showed signs of cooling off. The Blue Jays have won two of three after knocking off Tampa Bay 1-0 in 12 innings on the road. Starter Marco Estrada carried a no hitter in to the 8th but gave up two hits and struck out ten in 8.2 frames with four relievers putting up zeros. The Jays struggled at the plate with just six hits and four walks to their credit with Chris Colabello ending the game with a walk off homerun. Left hander Mark Buehrle looks to get back in the win column when he faces the Rangers in the series opener. Buehrle has not gotten a decision in three straight quality outings where he has gone 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA.
The under is 14-5 in Texas last 19 overall and the Rangers are 7-1 in Martinez’s last 8 road starts. Toronto are 9-2 in their last 11 home games and are 11-3 in their last 14 games on astroturf while going 16-5 in their last 21 overall. The under is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings and Texas are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings. Martinez has been extremely consistent but so has Buehrle although I wouldn’t pay the juice…