Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox
|Date & Time||Saturday June 22, 2019, 4:05 PM (EDT)|
Boston Red Sox -210 / Toronto Blue Jays +190 O/U: 11
The Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox will meet up on the MLB diamond Saturday to continue their series.
In the Friday opener, the Sox banged out a 7-5 win with a big two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th in walk-off fashion.
For Saturday’s game, Toronto is going with Derek Law in the start. Law is 0-1 with a 5.16 ERA and 26 Ks this year.
Toronto put up 11 hits in the loss Friday. Randall Grichuk was a top contributor there with three hits, three RBI and a two-run homer.
Over on the Red Sox’ side, they’re going with Brian Johnson in the start Saturday. Across his 9.0 innings so far, Johnson has a 1-1 record with a 10.00 ERA, nine Ks and six walks.
Boston put up 14 hits in their victory Friday. the big swing came in the bottom of the 10th inning, when Christian Vazquez ripped a two-run, pinch-hit homer.
The Blue Jays are 2-6 in their last eight in game two of a series and 0-7 in the last seven Saturday games. The under is 42-20-7 in the Blue Jays’ last 69 Saturday games.
Meanwhile, the Sox are 2-8 in their last 10 in game two of a series and 7-1 in Johnson’s last eight starts versus the AL East. Boston is 9-2 in Johnson’s last 11 home starts and 15-4 in his last 19 starts.
This will be Johnson’s first start of the year at Fenway and comes on the heels of over two months on the Injured List with an elbow issue. Across his 11 starts over his career in Boston, Johnson has a 3-1 record with a 3.54 ERA.
Johnson will probably be on a tight leash here and won’t be tasked with too many innings. If there’s a spot to take a value-pick chance on the Jays in this series, it’s here. Still a bit of a stretch, though.