Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays
|Date & Time||Tuesday May 28, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays / Tampa Bay Rays -- Over/Under:
The Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays meet Tuesday in MLB action at Tropicana Field.
The Toronto Blue Jays could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Blue Jays have scored 17 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 seven games when scoring four or more runs. Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 50 hits and 22 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Justin Smoak have combined for 84 hits and 49 RBI. Clayton Richard gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA and two strikeouts this season. Richard is 0-0 with a 0.79 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Tampa Bay Rays look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Rays have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won eight of their last 11 games when scoring more than one run. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 55 hits and 25 RBI while Brandon Lowe and Avisail Garcia have combined for 95 hits and 52 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time the article was posted.
The Blue Jays are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 vs. American League East and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Rays are 6-1 in their last 7 Tuesday games, 21-8 in their last 29 during game 2 of a series and 52-25 in their last 77 home games. The Blue Jays are 34-71 in the last 105 meetings in Tampa Bay and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 12-3-1 in Rays last 16 home games. The under is 4-1 in Blue Jays last 5 road games.
The Tampa Bay Rays continue to pile up the victories and it doesn't seem to matter much who pitches, as they're winning despite not releasing a starting pitcher until the last second. The Toronto Blue Jays are in a serious funk at the moment and I'm not sure Richard is the guy to break them out of it. Richard has just four innings under his belt this season and has always been a fairly easy pitcher to make contact against. I'm once again siding with the Tampa Bay Rays.