Tampa Bay Rays (3-3) at Toronto Blue Jays (4-2)
|Date & Time||Tuesday April 14, 2015, 7:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -143 / Tampa Bay Rays +133 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays play Tuesday night in game two of their four-game series.
The Tampa Bay Rays look to build on their three-game winning streak after winning Monday, 2-1. The Rays pitching staff has now allowed one or less runs in three of their last five games and allowed just two hits on Monday. Offensively, Asdrubal Cabrera and Kevin Kiermaier have combined for 16 hits and eight RBI while David DeJesus has seven RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays are a young team that’s still trying to figure things but could make a big statement in the rest of this series if they can keep things up. Matt Andriese gets the nod, and he’s 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and one strikeout this season. This will be Andriese’s first career game against the Blue Jays.
The Toronto Blue Jays have split their last six games and hope for a better performance this time around. The Blue Jays have been held to one run in two of their last three games, both in which resulted in losses. Jose Reyes leads Toronto with 10 hits, while Edwin Encarnacion and Devon Travis have combined for nine RBI. It’s only a matter of time before the Toronto Blue Jays get their offense going, especially on their home field where they usually play well. Daniel Norris takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 4.76 ERA and five strikeouts this season. This will be Norris’ first career game against the Rays.
The Rays are 2-5 in their last 7 games on astroturf and 0-4 in their last 4 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Blue Jays are 11-4 in their last 15 home games and 7-3 in their last 10 games as a home favorite.
The Blue Jays offense can't be any worse than it was Monday, and they lost by just one run. I'll take Toronto at home for the bounce back victory.