Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pick-Odd-Prediction - 4/3/14
Toronto Blue Jays (1-1) at Tampa Bay Rays (1-1)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
Brandon Morrow (R) (0-0) (0.00) vs. Chris Archer (R) (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -139 / Toronto Blue Jays +129 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays finish off their season opening series at Tropicanna Field.
After getting smacked around rather easily by Tampa Bay on opening day the Blue Jays turned to their pitching in a 3-0 victory at Tropicana Field on Wednesday. Veteran left hander Mark Buehrle was the spark with a four hit shutout over 8.2 frames with a walk and eleven strikeouts. The offense had plenty of baserunners on nine hits and five walks with Jose Bautista slugging a pair of solo homers with Dioner Navarro posting two hits and driving in a run. The Blue Jays did miss out on opportunities with a 1-9 RISP. The Blue Jays send Brandon Morrow to the mound Thursday to finish off their series at Tampa Bay. Morrow only made ten starts in 2013 and went 2-5 with a 5.63 ERA in 54.1 innings.
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Tampa Bay exploded for nine runs in the season opener but it was a completely different story Wednesday as the bats were silent and a decent effort on the mound went by the wayside. The Rays mustered only four hits and walked twice with Logan Forsythe posting a single and double. TB threatened in the 9th but left two on base to end the game. Matt Moore threw well enough to win with a pair of runs given up on six hits and a trio of base on balls through 5.2 innings pitched to absorb the loss. Chris Archer gets the ball Thursday looking to pick up a win in his first outing of the season. Arcger's first full season in the majors was solid with a 9-7 record and 3.22 ERA and a pair of shutouts.
Even though the credit for Toronto's win Wednesday goes to Buehrle we saw the same thing from the Rays offense a year ago where the bats were inconsistent so be careful laying juice with them...