Rays vs. Blue Jays - 4/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (9-7) at Tampa Bay Rays (8-8)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 6:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
D Norris (1-1) (6.07) vs. E Ramirez (0-1) (19.91)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays / Toronto Blue Jays --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: RSN, SunSports
The Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays play game two of their series Saturday afternoon.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Blue Jays have allowed 18 runs in their last two games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Blue Jays have split their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Josh Donaldson leads the way with 23 hits and 13 RBI while Devon Travis and Jose Bautista have combined for 26 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays are 4-3 on the road this season and could use this series to get back on track. Daniel Norris gets the ball, and he’s 1-1 with a 6.08 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. This will be Norris’ second career game against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Rays have 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Rays have won seven of their last 12 games when topping three runs. Steven Souza Jr. and Logan Forsythe have combined for 30 hits and 19 RBI while Evan Longoria has 12 hits in 55 at-bats. The Tampa Bay Rays continue to fight and claw and currently find themselves a game above a .500 record. Erasmo Ramirez gets the nod, and he’s 0-1 with a 21.32 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Ramirez is 1-1 with a 8.31 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 8-2 in their last 10 games following a loss and 7-20 in their last 27 road games vs. a team with a winning record. The Rays are 5-2 in their last 7 games following a win and 13-4 in their last 17 Saturday games. The Blue Jays are 20-48 in the last 68 meetings in Tampa Bay.
The Rays are starting to find their groove and hitting the hell out of the ball lately. The Blue Jays have been hit and miss all season so far. I'm siding with the home team.