Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 8/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (74-56) at Baltimore Orioles (71-59)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
J Happ (17-4) (3.19) vs. U Jimenez (5-11) (6.62)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +130 / Toronto Blue Jays -140 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSN, MASN
Over at Oriole Park on Tuesday, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles will be continuing their MLB series.
This will be game two of the set. On Monday, the Blue Jays took a 5-1 win.
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Pitching for the Blue Jays on Tuesday will be lefty JA Happ. In his 25 games and 17-4 record this year, Happ holds a 3.19 ERA with a 1.15 WHIP in 155.1 innings. Happ took a loss his last time out against the Angels with five innings, six hits and four earned.
Toronto has an embarrassment of riches at the plate. Josh Donaldson has 141 hits with 106 runs, 34 homers and 92 RBI. Edwin Encarnacion has hit 130 times with 83 runs, 36 homers and 106 RBI. Kevin Pillar has hit 117 times with 50 runs and 45 RBI.
Over on the Orioles’ side, we’ll be seeing RHP Ubaldo Jimenez on Tuesday. Over 24 games (19 starts) and a 5-11 record this year, Jimenez has a 6.62 ERA and a 1.85 WHIP in 100.2 innings. Jimenez took a loss his last time out against the Nationals, going six innings with five hits and one earned.
Baltimore has some great hitters as well. Manny Machado has hit 158 times with 91 runs, 31 homers and 81 RBI. Jonathan Schoop has hit 138 times with 69 runs and 68 RBI. Adam Jones sits on 137 hits with 74 runs, 24 homers and 74 RBI. Jones has been a bit banged up recently, however, and was out of the lineup Monday.
The Blue Jays are 7-1 in their last eight Tuesday games, and 4-1 in their last five game twos of a series. Toronto is also 5-0 in Happ’s last five road starts, and 6-0 in Happ’s last six game twos of a series.
Meanwhile, the Orioles are 1-6 in their last seven games versus a left-handed starter, and 1-6 in their last seven game twos of a series. Baltimore is also 0-4 in Jimenez’s last four starts, and 22-5 in Jimenez’s last 27 home starts.
I like Happ and the Blue Jays here, so give me Toronto for the victory.