Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 1, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -111 / Los Angeles Angels -111 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Angels meet Wednesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for a victory after splitting their last six games. The Blue Jays have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won 11 of their last 15 games when scoring four or more runs. Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 30 hits and 12 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Justin Smoak have combined for 51 hits and 29 RBI. Marcus Stroman gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 1.43 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Stroman is 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Angels have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in their last seven games. The Los Angeles Angels have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 35 hits and 16 RBI while David Fletcher and Brian Goodwin have combined for 54 hits and 21 RBI. Felix Pena gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.63 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Pena is 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 9-24 in their last 33 Wednesday games and 2-6 in Stromans last 8 starts. The Angels are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in Penas last 5 starts during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Penas last 5 home starts. The under is 4-0 in Penas last 4 starts overall. The under is 6-1 in Stromans last 7 starts overall.
Stroman is starting to look like the pitcher he was a couple of years ago, allowing just seven hits and one run in his last 15 innings and giving up a .197 batting average of the season. Pena has given up four earned runs in his last 14 innings and is coming off a performance where he struck out eight in five innings against the Yankees. The under is a very popular trend lately for both of these pitchers, and with them being in such good form, I'm leaning toward the under in this toss-up contest.