Toronto Blue Jays (30-37) at Tampa Bay Rays (31-35)
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 13, 2018, 1:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays / Toronto Blue Jays --- Over/Under:
The Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays meet Wednesday in MLB action at Tropicana Field.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Toronto Blue Jays have lost six of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Kevin Pillar leads the Blue Jays with 66 hits and 27 RBI while Yangervis Solarte and Teoscar Hernandez have combined for 118 hits and 68 RBI. J.A. Happ gets the ball, and he is 8-3 with a 3.71 ERA and 90 strikeouts this season. Happ is 3-4 with a 5.05 ERA and 64 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Tampa Bay Rays need another victory after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Rays have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Matt Duffy leads the Rays with 64 hits and 17 RBI while C.J. Cron and Wilson Ramos have combined for 121 hits and 68 RBI. Wilmer Font gets the ball, and he is 0-3 with a 9.59 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Font’s second career game against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 3-12 in their last 15 Wednesday games, 6-2 in Happs last 8 road starts and 4-1 in Happs last 5 starts. The Rays are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series, 1-5 in their last 6 games vs. a left-handed starter and 2-9 in their last 11 overall. The Blue Jays are 33-67 in the last 100 meetings in Tampa Bay, 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and 2-5 in Happs last 7 starts vs. Rays.
Happ has been solid this season, as he's allowing just a .215 batting average and is coming off a game in which he allowed just two hits and one run in seven innings against Baltimore. On the road this season, Happ has an ERA under three with an allowed batting average of .200. Font has just one career start under his belt, and in 32.1 innings, he's given up 44 hits and 36 runs. Through in the fact the Rays have just three wins in the last two weeks, and this is a game the Blue Jays should win. Should.