Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox
Monday, July 15, 2019 at 6:10 PM (Fenway Park )
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays +165 / Boston Red Sox -185 -- Over/Under: 10.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox meet Monday in MLB action at Fenway Park.
The Toronto Blue Jays could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Blue Jays have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Toronto Blue Jays have lost 20 of their last 21 games when scoring three or less runs. Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 91 hits and 44 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Eric Sogard have combined for 150 hits and 68 RBI. Trent Thornton gets the ball, and he is 3-6 with a 4.85 ERA and 97 strikeouts this season. Thornton is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Red Sox have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 of their last 14 games. The Boston Red Sox have won eight of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 116 hits and 64 RBI while Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts have combined for 202 hits and 112 RBI. Rick Porcello gets the ball, and he is 6-7 with a 5.33 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. Porcello is 10-12 with a 5.47 ERA and 115 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 3-9 in their last 12 vs. American League East, 1-5 in their last 6 Monday games and 1-4 in Thorntons last 5 road starts. The Red Sox are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series, 2-5 in their last 7 vs. American League East and 4-1 in Porcellos last 5 Monday starts. The Blue Jays are 4-12 in the last 16 meetings in Boston and 16-35 in the last 51 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Porcellos last 7 starts overall. The over is 4-1 in Thorntons last 5 starts overall.
Thornton has actually been decent on the road this season with a 3.60 ERA, and he's coming off a six-inning shutout against the Baltimore Orioles. Porcello has been god awful as of late, allowing 22 hits and 17 runs in his last 12 innings, and he has a 5.02 ERA at Fenway Park this season. You could make a case for the Blue Jays and the big plus money, but the Red Sox are playing better baseball lately and need to take advantage of series like this if they're going to sneak into the playoffs. The Red Sox should find a way to win, but yikes at Porcello and this price. Plug your nose.