Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 7/19/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (43-49) at Boston Red Sox (52-42)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
A Sanchez (1-2) (3.94) vs. D Pomeranz (9-4) (3.75)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -125 / Toronto Blue Jays +115 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
Over at Fenway Park on Wednesday, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox will be picking up their MLB series once again.
The Blue Jays took Monday’s opener 4-3. In the Tuesday game, Boston and Toronto took it to the 15th inning which ended in a 5-4 win for Boston.
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For Wednesday’s matchup, the Blue Jays will be bringing out RHP Aaron Sanchez. In his 32.0 innings and 1-2 record this year, Sanchez has a 3.94 ERA with 22 Ks and 15 BBs.
The Jays have some solid hitters this year. Justin Smoak entered Tuesday with 91 hits, 51 runs, 24 homers and 58 RBI while Kevin Pillar had 89 hits, 47 runs, 10 homers and 22 RBI. On Tuesday, Smoak had two hits, a run and an RBI, while Pillar managed two hits.
Over on the Red Sox side, they’re going with Drew Pomeranz in the start Wednesday. Over his 96.0 innings and 9-4 record this year, Pomeranz has a 3.75 ERA with 105 Ks and 34 BBs.
Boston has some great hitters as well. Mookie Betts brought 103 hits, 65 runs, 17 homers and 56 RBI into Tuesday; Xander Bogaerts had 100 hits, 51 runs and 42 RBI. Betts put up two hits and an RBI on Tuesday; Bogaerts entered the game only as a pinch runner.
The Blue Jays are 7-0 in their last seven Wednesday games, and 7-3 in their last 10 during game three of a series. Toronto is also 4-1 in Sanchez’s last five Wednesday starts and 9-3 in Sanchez’s last 12 starts with four days’ rest.
Meanwhile, the Red Sox are 1-4 in their last five Wednesday games and 1-6 in their last seven during game three of a series. Boston is also 4-0 in Pomeranz’s last four starts and 8-2 in Pomeranz’s last 10 home starts.
Although Sanchez coughed up five earned on seven hits in 1.2 innings during the Astros game, he bounced back with seven hits and zero earned in 6.0 innings in his last outing. As for Pomeranz, he had a great run going for a while but stumbled a bit on four earned in 6.0 innings in his last start. I like Pomeranz to bounce back here, though, so I’ll take the Red Sox.