Toronto Blue Jays (34-40) at Los Angeles Angels (40-35)
|Date & Time||Friday June 22, 2018, 10:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -136 / Toronto Blue Jays +126 --- Over/Under: 9
The Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Angels meet Friday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have allowed 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Toronto Blue Jays have split their last eight games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Yangervis Solarte leads the Blue Jays with 72 hits and 44 RBI while Kevin Pillar and Teoscar Hernandez have combined for 129 hits and 60 RBI. Marco Estrada gets the ball, and he is 4-6 with a 4.66 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. Estrada is 1-2 with a 6.95 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels could use another victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Angels have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in their last seven games. The Los Angeles Angels have split their last 10 games when scoring at least four runs. Mike Trout leads the Angels with 86 hits and 48 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Albert Pujols have combined for 142 hits and 75 RBI. John Lamb gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA and five strikeouts this season. This will be Lamb’s first career game against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series, 1-8 in their last 9 road games and 2-5 in Estradas last 7 starts. The Angels are 5-1 in their last 6 home games, 7-3 in their last 10 vs. a team with a losing record and 2-7 in their last 9 overall. The Blue Jays are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings and the under is 7-3-3 in the last 13 meetings.
Estrada has been really solid in the month of June where he has a 1.45 ERA in 18.2 innings and 19 strikeouts. However, I'm not sure it matters much given how poorly the Blue Jays have been on the road as of late. The Los Angeles Angels have had their struggles as well recently, but they continue to put runs on the board, so it's only a matter of time before their winning success turns around for the better. I'll take the Angels and the cheap price here.