Toronto Blue Jays (37-41) at Houston Astros (52-28)
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 27, 2018, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Houston Astros -260 / Toronto Blue Jays +237 --- Over/Under: 8.5
Down at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Houston Astros will be finishing up their MLB series.
In the Monday opener, the Jays secured a 6-3 win. On Tuesday, ****
For the Wednesday game, the Blue Jays will be bringing out RHP Marco Estrada. In his 84.1 innings and 4-7 record this year, Estrada has a 4.48 ERA with 68 Ks and 22 BBs.
Yangervis Solarte is the Jays’ leading hitter, coming into game two with 75 hits, 39 runs, 15 homers and 44 RBI. On Tuesday Solarte managed one hit.
Over on the Astros’ side, they’re rolling with lefty Dallas Keuchel on Wednesday. Over 97.0 innings and a 4-8 record this year, Keuchel has a 3.90 ERA with 77 Ks and 25 BBs.
Houston’s top producer at the plate is Jose Altuve, with 109 hits, 53 runs and 41 RBI coming into Tuesday. In game two, Altuve had a hit, a run and three walks.
The Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last five in game three of a series and 1-4 in their last five Wednesday games. Toronto is also 2-5 in Estrada’s last seven Wednesday starts and 2-6 in his last eight starts.
Meanwhile, the Astros are 5-0 in their last five in game three of a series and 44-17 in their last 61 Wednesday games. Houston is also 17-7 in Keuchel’s last 24 starts with four days’ rest and 1-5 in his last six Wednesday starts.
Estrada is sitting on four straight quality starts, giving up a total of five earned runs in a span of 25.2 innings. As for Keuchel, he had a couple of bad starts early this month but since has allowed zero earned in 12.0 innings over two starts—both against KC. This should be a solid pitching matchup if both guys are on, and it might be a decent spot to try to sneak in a value pick for the Jays.