Miami Marlins (7-3) at Toronto Blue Jays (5-8)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 6:37 pm (Sahlen Field)
Jordan Yamamoto (0-0) (9.00) vs. Nate Pearson (0-0) (2.70)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -155 / Miami Marlins +143 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Miami Marlins and the Toronto Blue Jays meet Wednesday in MLB action from Sahlen Field.
This will be the second installment of a quick two-game set between these teams this week. In the Tuesday game, the Blue Jays fended off a late Miami rally to come away with a walk-off 5-4 victory in 10 innings. Check back all season long for free MLB picks and MLB predictions at Sports Chat Place.
Miami was out-hit by the Blue Jays 7-4 in the Tuesday game, but were able to tie the game in the top of the ninth inning. Francisco Cervelli put up the big swing with a three-run homer that knotted up the game. Starter Elieser Hernandez posted 5.1 innings with four hits and three earned, settling for a no-decision.
For the Wednesday start, the Marlins will be sending out Jordan Yamamoto. So far in 2020, Yamamoto has just one start under his belt, with 4.0 innings, four strikeouts and a 9.00 ERA. On his career, Yamamoto is 4-5 with a 4.68 ERA and 86 Ks in 82.2 innings of work.
Over on the Blue Jays’ side, Tuesday starter Hyun-Jin Ryu began the game very well with 6.0 innings, two hits, one earned, two walks and seven strikeouts. Bo Bichette had a very big swing of his own with a sixth-inning three-run homer in a 1-for-4 evening.
For the Wednesday game, Toronto will send out Nate Pearson for his third big-league appearance. In his pair of starts so far, Pearson is 0-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 10.0 innings pitched.
The Marlins are 19-44 in their last 63 during game two of a series and 8-21 in their last 29 Wednesday games. Miami is 26-64 in the last 90 road games versus a right-handed starter and the over is 15-6-1 in their last 22 during game two of a series.
Meanwhile, the Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last five during game two of a series and 18-37 in their last 55 Wednesday games. Toronto is 24-58 in their last 82 games versus a team with a winning percentage over .600 and the under is 5-0 in the last five during game two of a series.
Pick: I’m going with the Blue Jays. This should be a pretty interesting matchup though, especially where starting pitching is concerned. Yamamoto is coming off a shaky first start of the season, giving up four runs and two homers in four innings versus the Orioles. He had a 2.95 ERA in seven road starts during his rookie year of 2019. As for Pearson, he’s been sharp thus far but needs to keep his walks under control and his delivery consistent. I expect both pitchers to come out and do well here, with Toronto ultimately eking one out.