Toronto Blue Jays at Colorado Rockies
|Date & Time||Saturday June 1, 2019, 9:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays +125 / Colorado Rockies -147 -- Over/Under: 11
The Toronto Blue Jays and Colorado Rockies meet Saturday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The Toronto Blue Jays could use a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Blue Jays have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 52 hits and 23 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Justin Smoak have combined for 90 hits and 52 RBI. Marcus Stroman gets the ball, and he is 3-6 with a 2.74 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. This will be Stroman’s first career game against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Rockies have scored 29 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 straight games. The Colorado Rockies have won nine of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 77 hits and 50 RBI while Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon have combined for 127 hits and 73 RBI. Jon Gray gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 4.52 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. This will be Gray’s second career game against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 2-7 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series, 0-4 in their last 4 Saturday games and 1-5 in Stroman's last 6 road starts. The Rockies are 6-1 in their last 7 interleague home games, 0-4 in their last 4 Saturday games and 6-2 in Gray's last 8 starts. The Blue Jays are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Colorado and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Gray's last 4 home starts. The over is 20-8 in Blue Jays last 28 interleague games.
Stroman has been highly impressive this season and has put himself in trade rumors as one of the top players available for a contender this summer with how good he's been. The problem is Stroman pitches for the Blue Jays, a team that can't buy a victory these days. Gray isn't the toughest pitcher in the world to hit, but he has a solid 3.86 ERA at home this season and the Rockies have won six of his last eight starts. The Blue Jays have the pitching advantage in this game, but the Colorado Rockies are playing far and away better baseball. I'll ride this hot streak until it cools off.