Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 6, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
Tampa Bay, Florida
Tampa Bay Rays -179 / Toronto Blue Jays +162 O/U: 9
The Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays will match up on the MLB diamond Tuesday to continue their series.
In the Monday opener of this set, the Blue Jays scored twice in the first three innings and held on for a 2-0 win.
For Tuesday’s game, the Blue Jays will be sending out Trent Thornton in the start. Across his 105.0 innings and 4-7 record this year, Thornton has a 5.23 ERA with 102 Ks and 45 BBs.
Toronto put up nine hits in the win Monday. Galvis, Bichette and Grichuk each had two knocks.
Over on the Rays’ side, they’e sending out Andrew Kittredge in the start Tuesday. Kittredge is 1-0 with a 2.52 ERA and 30 Ks this year.
Tampa could only muster five hits on Monday. No Rays player had more than one.
The Blue Jays are 7-0 in the last seven in game two of a series and 0-4 in Thornton’s last four starts versus a team with a winning record. Toronto is 1-5 in Thornton’s last six road starts versus a team with a winning record and the over is 7-1 in his last eight overall.
Meanwhile, the Rays are 2-6 in their last eight Tuesday games and 2-5 in their last eight in game two of a series. The over is 4-0 in the Rays’ last four in game two of a series and 5-0 in their last five Tuesday games.
Thornton has been pretty up and down over this last four starts. In the two bad ones, he gave up nine earned in 4.1 innings combined, and in the pair of quality starts during that time he gave up one earned in 12.0 innings, winning both.
I’m not ready to trust Thornton these days—not to mention the Jays offense—so I’m going Rays here.