Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/22/14
Boston Red Sox (46-52) at Toronto Blue Jays (51-48)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
Jake Peavy (R) (1-8) (4.589) vs. JA Happ (L) (7-5) (4.750)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -105 / Boston Red Sox -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, SNET
The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays play game two of four on Tuesday night.
The Red Sox have won four straight six the All Star break and have pulled within five games of a .500 record. The Red Sox offense has found its rhythm a bit, scoring four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. This is a Red Sox offense that has struggled for much of the year, but guys such as David Ortiz have 13 RBI in his last nine games. The Red Sox have won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Pitching wise, the Red Sox have an ERA of 3.76, 12th in all of baseball. Jake Peavy gets the nod, and he’s 1-8 with a 4.59 ERA and has 93 strikeouts in 117.2 innings. Peavy is 3-1 with a 3.19 ERA in seven career starts against the Blue Jays.
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The Blue Jays have lost 10 of their last 14 games and are just two games above a .500 record. The Blue Jays pitching staff has allowed four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. Overall, the Blue Jays have an ERA of 4.07 and have lost 12 of their last 15 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Melky Cabrera has 14 hits in his last 10 games. Starting is J.A. Happ, who is 7-5 with a 4.91 ERA and has 64 strikeouts in 77 innings. Happ is 2-2 with a 5.33 ERA in six career starts against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 1-10 in Peavys last 11 road starts and 0-4 in Peavys last 4 starts as a road underdog. The Blue Jays are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a favorite and 1-4 in Happs last 5 starts during game 2 of a series. The Red Sox are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
After what the Red Sox just did on Monday, it's clear they're in the zone. And how the Blue Jays have been playing lately, you'd be a fool to take anybody but Boston.