Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 9/16/14
Toronto Blue Jays (77-72) at Baltimore Orioles (90-60)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
Drew Hutchison (R) (10-11) (4.358) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (R) (4-9) (4.828)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -121 / Toronto Blue Jays +111 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSN, MAS2
The Baltimore Orioles look to continue building momentum for the postseason as they host the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
The Toronto Blue Jays are running out of time and hope for the postseason after losing 5-2 on Monday night in Baltimore. Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman didn’t have his best stuff allowing five runs on nine hits over six innings and the offense was inefficient in plating just two runs on 11 hits. Jose Reyes had three hits and scored twice, Edwin Encarnacion had two hits and drove in a run and Steve Tolleson had two hits, but the team went 3-16 with runners in scoring position.
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The Blue Jays will try to start an improbable run as Drew Hutchison takes the mound on Tuesday night. Hutchison has been hot and cold this season as he enters this contest with a WHIP of 1.25 and ERA of 4.36 while posting a 10-11 record. The 24 year old righty Hutchison has been slightly better on the road with an ERA of 4.07 over 17 starts and has dominated the Orioles with an ERA of 0.98 across four starts and 27.2 innings of work.
The Baltimore Orioles are in stride to close the season with an 8-2 record in their last ten games after last night’s win over Toronto. Wei-Yin Chen picked up his 16th win on Monday night allowing two runs on nine hits over 5.2 innings and the offense backed his effort with ten total hits on the night. Adam Jones had three hits, drove in a run and scored, Nelson Cruz had two hits and drove in a run, Steve Pearce had two hits and walked twice and Ryan Flaherty had a hit and two RBI’s in the win.
The Orioles will turn to Ubaldo Jimenez on Tuesday night as they look to continue rolling. Jimenez made his last two appearances out of the bullpen on August 23rd and August 31st and has had mixed results as a starter this year. For the season Jimenez has a WHIP of 1.56 and ERA of 4.96 while posting a record of 4-9. The righty Jimenez has struggled at home with an ERA of 5.65 and also struggled against Toronto with an ERA of 5.56 across two starts and 11.1 innings while conceding three home runs.
The total looks a run light with these two starting pitchers and two capable offenses so I will gladly take the over before the line rises.