Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Toronto Blue Jays Free Pick - 9/2/13
Toronto Blue Jays (62-75) at Arizona Diamondbacks (69-66)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 2, 2013 at 4:10 pm (Chase Field)
Todd Redmond (R) (2-1) (4.433) vs. Brandon McCarthy (R) (3-8) (5.032)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -160 / Toronto Blue Jays +140 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNET, FS-Arizona
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Chase Field to square off with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Toronto had been the perfect spoiler as winners in five of six, with four of those victories coming against playoff hopeful clubs. The Blue Jays run ended in a 5-0 defeat to visiting Kansas City Sunday, where neither the arms or bats were effective. Starter JA Happ didn't get enough support from his lineup or defense, with five runs allowed (three earned) on six hits over four innings pitched. The offense was ineffective, with only three hits and a single free pass unable to push a run across the plate. Todd Redmond takes the ball next to face the Diamondbacks for the first time in his career. Redmond comes in off of a 7-2 victory over the Yankees, in which he gave up both runs on three hits and four BB in 5.2 innings.
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The Diamondbacks might have a winning record, but that might be about it as far as the positives go. Yes Arizona has a shot at the poostseason, but, realistically, the Snakes are fighting an uphill battle, with the season down to the final month. The D-Backs took one on tthe chin in an 8-2 defeat at the hands of visiting San Diego Sunday for their seventh loss in eleven contests. Patrick Corbin gave up five runs on nine hits and a single base on balls through five innings of work. The offense totaled nine hits and walked once, with a few missed opportunities, with Adam Eaton and Martin Prado driving in runs. Brandon McCarthy toes the rubber against the visiting Blue Jays next, looking to right the ship over the final month of the season. McCarthy got off to a good start to this goal in a 6-2 victory over San Diego, where he allowed an unearned run over seven frames.
Redmond hasn't pitched enough to get a read on him and McCarthy has been a disappointment until his last outing, which means consecutive quality starts might be asking a lot.