Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
|Date & Time||Tuesday May 21, 2019, 7:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Boston Red Sox -139 / Toronto Blue Jays +128 -- Over/Under: 9
The Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays will meet up for game two of their set on Tuesday in MLB activity.
In the Monday opener, the Sox clobbered Toronto 12-2 by peppering in at least two runs in five different innings.
For the Tuesday game, the Sox will be sending out Eduardo Rodriguez in the start. Over his 49.2 innings and 4-2 mark this year, Rodriguez has a 4.89 ERA with 56 Ks and 16 BBs.
In Monday’s game, the Red Sox offense went off for 16 hits on the day. Every Boston player in the lineup had at least one hit, and the bullpen shut Toronto down after David Price’s 5.0 three-hit innings.
Over on the Blue Jays’ side, they’re going with Marcus Stroman on Tuesday. Across 58.0 innings and a 1-6 mark this year, Stroman has a 2.95 ERA with 51 Ks and 19 BBs.
Toronto’s offense could muster just three hits in game one of this set Monday. The only two RBI came by Luke Malle, while Justin Smoak and Jonathan Davis each registered one hit.
The Red Sox are 5-1 in their last six in game two of a series and 40-18 in their last 58 Tuesday games. Boston is 9-1 in Rodriguez’s last 10 Tuesday starts and 13-3 in his last 16 road starts.
Meanwhile, the Jays are 1-5 in their last six in game two of a series and 1-6 in Stroman’s last seven home starts. Toronto is 1-6 in Stroman’s last seven in game two of a series and 0-4 in his last four overall.
Rodriguez had a couple of nice starts (13.0 innings; one earned) heading into his last start versus Colorado, but he gave up nine hits for five earned in 6.0 innings in that one.
As for Stroman, he’s pitching well over his last two starts (both quality; four combined runs) but hasn’t gotten a win since April 19 thanks to the limp support.
I can’t find a whole lot of reasons not to go Red Sox here.