Toronto Blue Jays vs. San Diego Padres - 7/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (43-56) at Toronto Blue Jays (55-44)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
A Cashner (4-7) (4.79) vs. M Stroman (8-4) (4.90)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -215 / San Diego Padres +199 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSD, RSN
In MLB action on Tuesday evening, we’ve got game two of the early-week set between the San Diego Padres and the Toronto Blue Jays from Rogers Centre.
In Monday’s opener of this series, the Blue Jays got into a bit of trouble in the ninth inning, but finished off a 4-2 victory anyway.
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Taking the mound for the Padres on Tuesday will be RHP Andrew Cashner. Over his 15 starts and 4-7 record this year, Cashner holds a 4.79 ERA with a 1.40 WHIP in 73.1 innings. In a no-decision against the Cardinals his last time out, Cashner gave up just one earned on three hits in 5.2 innings.
Giving backup at the plate, we’ve got a decent smattering of San Diego hitters. Matt Kemp has logged 103 hits with 51 runs, 22 homers and 67 RBI so far. Will Myers is right there on 102 hits with 65 runs, 20 homers and 63 RBI. Jon Jay is sitting on 80 hits with 35 runs, 23 RBI and a .296 average at the moment.
We’ll be getting another dose of RHP Marcus Stroman on Tuesday for the Blue Jays. Over his 20 starts and 8-4 record this year, Stroman owns a 4.90 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP in 128.2 innings of work overall. Notching a win in his last outing against the Diamondbacks, Stroman put up eight innings with one earned on eight hits.
The Blue Jays’ order is one of the more enviable in the league. Josh Donaldson leads all hitters with 112 hits, 85 runs, 24 homers and 71 RBI. Kevin Pillar has hit 101 times with 41 runs and 38 RBI. Pillar bagged three hits on Monday. Edwin Encarnacion holds 96 hits with 61 runs, 27 homers and 87 RBI so far.
The Padres are currently 7-20 in their last 27 Tuesday games, and 1-4 in their last five game twos of a series. San Diego is also 1-5 in Cashner’s last six Tuesday starts, and 1-5 in Cashner’s last six road starts.
Meanwhile, the Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last five Tuesday games, and 5-2 in Stroman’s last seven starts with five days’ rest. Toronto is also 17-7 in Stroman’s last 24 starts on astroturf and 9-4 in Stroman’s last 13 starts versus a team with a winning record.
I don’t feel like the Blue Jays will have much trouble at home here with Stroman on the mound. I’ll take Toronto at home.