Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 4/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (3-1) at Baltimore Orioles (2-2)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
A Sanchez (0-0) (0.00) vs. U Jimenez (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -118 / Toronto Blue Jays +108 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays continue their series at Camden Yards on Saturday.
The Toronto Blue Jays look to continue their strong start to the year with another road win at Baltimore on Saturday. The Blue Jays broke out the bats in a 12-5 victory in the series opener with a four run first and five run 4th doing the damage. Starter Mark Buehrle was the benefactor of the support but didn’t need it with just two runs plated on eight hits over six frames to get the win. The Jays pounded out 16 hits and walked three times with Josh Donaldson and Dioner Navarro leading the way with three RBI’s apiece. Jose Bautista going 3-3 with a pair of runs knocked in with four runs scored while Dalton Pompey knocked in two more and scored twice.The Blue Jays give Aaron Sanchez his first career start against the Baltimore Orioles. Sanchez was used as a reliever in 2014 with 24 appearances where he went 2-2 with three saves with a 1.09 ERA in 33 innings.
USA TODAY Sports
The Baltimore Orioles were playing catch up from almost the first pitch and simply took one on the chin in Friday’s 12-5 defeat where they fell behind Toronto 10-1 by the 4th. Bud Norris lasted just three frames with eight runs allowed on seven hits with Brad Brach, Jason Garcia and Wesley Wright allowing four runs over six innings. The bats didn’t have any problems getting on base with a 13 hit, two walk attack that still fell short. Adam Jones swung the big bat with a 4-4 afternoon including a long ball that produced a pair of runs and two runs knocked in. Jonathan Schoop also went deep on a 2-4 effort while Chris Davis and Travis Snider also posted two hits apiece. Ubaldo Jimenez will begin his second season in the Baltimore rotation when he faces off with the Blue Jays on Saturday. Jimenez appeared in 25 games for the Orioles in 2014 with 22 starts where he was 6-9 with a 4.81 ERA.
Toronto are 7-1 in their last 8 Saturday games and 6-18 in their last 24 games on grass while going 3-7 in their last 10 road games. The over is 7-3 in Baltimore’s last 10 on grass and are 36-16 in their last 52 home games while going 53-26 in their last 79 games on grass. On one hand we don’t know what Jimenez will do and on the other we have a kid that is really unknown. I’ll back Toronto and hope the Orioles win as a fan…