Toronto Blue Jays (41-48) at Atlanta Braves (50-39)
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 11, 2018, 7:35 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Atlanta Braves -150 / Toronto Blue Jays +140 --- Over/Under: 9
On Wednesday down at SunTrust Park, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Atlanta Braves will be meeting up to finish their two-game MLB series.
On Tuesday in the opener, Toronto scored five times in the eighth to secure a 6-2 win.
For the Wednesday game, the Jays will be bringing out RHP Sam Gaviglio. In his 52.0 innings and 2-2 record this year, Gaviglio has a 3.81 ERA with 51 Ks and 17 BBs.
Leading the way in hitting for the Jays is Yangervis Solarte, who entered this set on 85 hits, 42 runs, 16 homers and 48 RBI. Solarte logged one hit.
Over on the Braves’ side, on Wednesday they’re going with Mike Foltynewicz. Over his 95.0 innings and 6-5 mark this year, Foltynewicz has a 2.37 ERA with 114 Ks.
Leading the way for Atlanta on offense this year is Nick Markakis, who came into this series with 113 hits, 54 runs, 10 homers and 59 RBI. In the opener, Markakis had two hits.
The Jays are 1-4 in their last five in game two of a series and 1-6 in their last seven Wednesday games. Toronto is 4-0 in Gaviglio’s last four starts and the under is 8-2 in their last 10 in game two of a series.
Meanwhile, the Braves are 1-6 in the last seven in game two of a series and 1-6 in the last seven Wednesday games. The over is 6-1 in the Braves’ last seven in game two of a series and the under is 11-2-1 in their last 14 Wednesday games.
Looking at Gaviglio’s last handful of starts, he’s been decent but not spectacular. Since giving up five earned in 3.1 innings in Tampa on June 11, Gaviglio has surrendered three earned in two of his last four starts, and three total in the other two. The good news is that he looked solid against the Yankees his last time up—even though he did throw a ton of pitches. That said, I think the Braves can fight him off here so I’ll take Atlanta.