Miami Marlins vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 9/2/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Toronto Blue Jays (18-15) at Miami Marlins (15-15)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 6:40 pm (Marlins Park)
Hyun Jin Ryu (2-1) (3.16) vs. Sixto Sanchez (1-0) (2.25)
The Line: Miami Marlins +130 / Toronto Blue Jays -141 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins meet Wednesday in MLB action from Marlins Park.
This will be the second installment of a quick two-game set between these teams this week. In the opener on Tuesday, Toronto had a 2-1 lead going into the sixth inning but Miami manufactured a couple of runs in the next few frames to eke out a 3-2 win. Check back all season long for free MLB picks and MLB predictions at Sports Chat Place.
The Blue Jays were out-hit 7-6 in the Tuesday loss, and there wasn’t much offense to go around. Vlad Guerrero was the only Toronto player to finish with multiple hits, going 2-for-4. Starting pitcher Julian Merryweather went 2.0 innings with no earned, one walk and three strikeouts.
For the Wednesday game, the Blue Jays will send out lefty Hyun Jin Ryu. Over seven starts this season, Ryu is 2-1 with a 2.92 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 37.0 innings of work. On his career, Ryu is 56-34 with a 2.98 ERA and 705 Ks in 777.1 innings total.
Over on the Marlins’ side, they got 2.0 innings out of starter Elieser Hernandez on Tuesday, and he posted two hits with one earned, one walk and two strikeouts. Garrett Cooper led the offense with two hits and an RBI, and Starling Marte hit a key solo homer while plating two runs, shining in his Miami debut.
In the starting role Wednesday, Miami is sending Sixto Sanchez out to the mound. This is Sanchez’s first MLB season, and he’s made two starts. So far, Sanchez is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 12.0 innings.
The Blue Jays are 6-2 in their last eight Wednesday games and 4-1 in their last five during game two of a series. Toronto is 8-20 in their last 28 interleague games and the under is 12-3-1 in their last 16 Wednesday games.
Meanwhile, the Marlins are 24-50 in their last 74 interleague games versus a team with a winning record and 21-48 in their last 69 during game two of a series. Miami is 9-23 in their last 32 Wednesday games and the over is 7-2 in their last nine Wednesday games.
Pick: I’m going to stick with the Blue Jays. This should be a pretty fun starting pitcher matchup, though. Sanchez is averaging 98.6 on his four-seamer and 97.6 on his sinker, and he struck out 10 batters in seven innings versus the Rays his last time out. As for Ryu, he’s built up his length and gone six innings in three of his last four. I like the game to stay low-scoring and close until the later innings, with the Jays cracking through the Miami bullpen.