Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles
|Date & Time||Tuesday June 11, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
Baltimore Orioles -115 / Toronto Blue Jays +105 O/U: 9
The Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles will meet up to kick off their series on Tuesday in MLB activity.
Toronto is fresh off a weekend set versus the Diamondbacks. The Blue Jays were swept in that three-game series, falling 8-2 Friday, 6-0 Saturday and 8-2 Sunday before a day off Monday.
For the Tuesday game, the Jays will be sending out Trent Thornton for the start. Over his 64.2 innings and 1-4 record this year, Thornton has a 4.73 ERA with 69 Ks and 31 BBs.
Over on the Orioles’ side, they’re coming out of a series against the Astros this past weekend. Baltimore got a win 4-1 on Saturday but lost the set with defeats Friday 4-3 and 4-0 Sunday.
On Tuesday, Baltimore is sending out John Means to start. In 60.2 innings and a 5-4 mark so far, Means has a 2.67 ERA with 50 Ks and 16 BBs.
The Blue Jays are 1-6 in the last seven in game one of a series and 8-25 in their last 33 overall. Toronto is 17-41 in their last 58 games versus a left-handed starter and 2-6 in their last eight versus the AL East.
Meanwhile, the Orioles are 18-39 in their last 57 Tuesday games and 16-41 in their last 57 home games. Baltimore is 10-44 in their last 54 in game one of a series and 0-4 in Means’ last four starts.
Thornton has been decent but not super-dominant over his last five starts, with 13 earned given up in that time—but no losses. Point of fact however, Thornton doesn’t have any decisions at all in his last four starts.
As for Means, he’s sitting on consecutive quality starts, with two earned on seven hits in a span of 12.0 innings in that time—and just one walk. That said, he doesn’t have a win in his last four outings either.
I’m going to take a chance (even though they're favored) on Baltimore here, but the offense HAS to give Means some run support or it’ll turn into a lost cause quickly.