2019-09-18 18:05:00 EDT
The Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Blue Jays have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Randal Grichuk leads the Blue Jays with 128 hits and 72 RBI while Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Brandon Drury have combined for 207 hits and 94 RBI. Clay Buchholz gets the ball, and he is 1-5 with a 5.63 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Buchholz is 11-7 with a 3.76 ERA and 99 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Orioles have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Baltimore Orioles have lost five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Jonathan Villar leads the Orioles with 163 hits and 68 RBI while Trey Mancini and Hanser Alberto have combined for 310 hits and 136 RBI. Dylan Bundy gets the ball, and he is 6-14 with a 4.99 ERA and 148 strikeouts this season. Bundy is 4-3 with a 3.24 ERA and 61 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 15-36 in their last 51 Wednesday games, 1-6 in Buchholz’s last 7 starts and 0-4 in Buchholz’s last 4 road starts. The Orioles are 34-72 in their last 106 during game 2 of a series, 8-20 in Bundy’s last 28 starts with 5 days of rest and 7-20 in Bundy’s last 27 home starts. The Orioles are 2-5 in Bundy’s last 7 starts vs. Blue Jays and the under is 41-16-2 in the last 59 meetings. The under is 9-4-1 in Orioles last 14 home games. The under is 5-2 in Blue Jays last 7 road games.
Buchholz has allowed 14 hits and seven earned runs in his last 10 innings, and he has a 6.31 ERA and .297 allowed batting average on the road. Bundy has allowed 14 hits and seven earned runs in his last 11.2 innings, and he has a 5.10 ERA and .288 allowed batting average at home. I want nothing to do with either of these pitchers who have struggled all year and haven’t pitched well to start the month of September. In games like this where both guys get rocked more times than not, I lean toward the over and ignore the side.