Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels - 7/28/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (49-53) at Toronto Blue Jays (47-54)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 28, 2017 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
P Bridwell (4-1) (3.09) vs. J Happ (3-7) (4.12)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays TBA / Los Angeles Angels --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Up at Rogers Centre in Toronto on Friday, the Los Angeles Angles and the Toronto Blue Jays will be kicking off their weekend MLB series.
The Angels are fresh off a series against the Indians. LA lost the first two games, then on Thursday the Angels fell 2-1.
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For the Friday game, the Angels will be bringing out RHP Parker Bridwell. In his 46.2 innings and 4-1 record this year, Bridwell has a 3.09 ERA with 30 Ks.
LA has some notable bats this year. Coming into Thursday, Andrelton Simmons brought 112 hits, 49 runs, 11 homers and 44 RBI, while Yunel Escobar had 87 hits, 38 runs and 27 RBI. Simmons put up one hit on Thursday.
Over on the Blue Jays’ side, they just finished up against the A’s. Toronto bagged wins in the first three games, and in the Thursday finale the Jays outlasted the A’s 8-4 on a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning.
Toronto will be bringing out LHP JA Happ for the start on Friday. Over his 72.0 innings and 3-7 record this year, Happ has a 4.12 ERA with 65 Ks and 19 BBs.
Toronto has some big hitters as well. Coming into Thursday, Justin Smoak had 102 hits, 58 runs, 28 homers and 67 RBI, while Kevin Pillar had 94 hits, 48 runs, 11 homers and 23 RBI. Pillar had one hit on Thursday; Smoak managed a hit, a run and an RBI.
The Angels are 16-36 in their last 52 Friday games, and 2-6 in their last eight games versus a left-handed starter. LA is also 0-7 in their last seven during game one of a series and the over is 6-2-1 in the Angels’ last nine Friday games.
Meanwhile the Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last five during game one of a series, and 1-6 in their last seven Friday games. Toronto is also 1-4 in Happ’s last five starts with four days’ rest and 1-5 in Happ’s last six starts.
Happ had a pretty good run going for several games, but then coughed up seven earned on nine hits in 6.0 innings in Cleveland. As for Bridwell, He held the Red Sox to two runs across 7.0 innings in his last outing. This should be a pretty fun matchup spearheading a good series. I like Happ and the Blue Jays at home here, though.