Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
|Date & Time||Tuesday July 2, 2019, 7:07 PM (EDT)|
Toronto Blue Jays +152 / Boston Red Sox -162 O/U: 9.5
The Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays will meet up on the MLB diamond Tuesday to kick off their series.
Boston is coming off a historic London series with the Yankees. The Red Sox lost both those games among a 50-run surge, 17-13 Saturday and 12-8 on Sunday before traveling back stateside Monday.
For Tuesday’s outing, the Sox will be going with David Price in the start. Over 72.1 innings and a 5-2 mark so far, Price has a 3.36 ERA with 82 Ks and 15 BBs.
Over on the Blue Jays’ side, they just finished up against the Royals. Toronto won Friday 6-2 and Saturday 7-5 in that series but fell 7-6 Sunday. On Monday, the Jays bagged an 11-4 win.
In the Tuesday game, the Jays will be sending out Trent Thornton in the start. Over 86.0 innings and a 2-5 mark so far, Thornton has a 4.60 ERA with 91 Ks and 40 BBs.
The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last five in game one of a series and 4-10 in their last 14 Tuesday games. Boston is 6-1 in Price’s last seven starts with six days’ rest and 30-12 in his last 42 starts.
Meanwhile, the Jays are 1-4 in their last five Tuesday games and 2-5 in Thornton’s last seven starts. Toronto is 2-5 in Thornton’s last seven home starts and 1-5 in his last six versus the AL East.
After a bad start against Texas (six earned in 1.1 innings), Price has been better with three earned on 12 hits in 11.0 innings across his most recent pair of outings.
As for Thornton, this will be his first home start in almost a month. Since then he’s been okay outside of five earned in 3.1 at Yankee Stadium.
The Red Sox have to get back on track here, and this is a good matchup to do it. I’m going Boston.