Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 3, 2019, 7:07 PM (EDT)|
Toronto Blue Jays +235 / Boston Red Sox -255 O/U: 9
The Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays will match up on the MLB diamond to continue their series on Wednesday.
In game one of this set on Tuesday the Red Sox got their groove back, scoring seven runs in the first three inning on the way to a 10-6 win.
For the Wednesday game, the Sox will be sending out Chris Sale in the start. Over 101.1 innings and a 3-7 record this year, Sale has a 3.82 ERA with 148 Ks and 24 BBs.
Boston racked up 15 hits on the night, and put them to good use. Rafael Devers in particular was strong, with two homers, four hits, two runs and six RBI.
Over on the Jays’ side, they’re going with Sean Reid-Foley in the start. Across 9.1 innings and an 0-1 record thus far, Reid-Foley has a 4.82 ERA with eight Ks and six walks.
The Jays put up a respectable eight hits in the Tuesday game, but couldn’t keep up after falling behind early. Danny Jansen socked a solo homer and had two runs with two RBI.
The Red Sox are 41-14 in their last 55 Wednesday games and 3-10 in their last 13 in game two of a series. Boston is 9-2 in Sale’s last 11 Wednesday starts and 5-2 in his last seven starts in game two of a series.
Meanwhile, the Jays are 11-31 in their last 42 Wednesday games and the over is 5-0-1 in their last six Wednesday games. Toronto is 16-35 in their last 51 versus a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Sale had a nice run of three straight quality starts going last month, but since then he’s given up eight earned in 11.0 innings on 13 hits and has just one decision (win) over his last four starts.
As for Reid-Foley, the sample size on him isn’t huge, but since a sketchy opener (2.0 innings; three earned) he’s been solid with 7.1 innings and two earned.
I keep saying Boston needs to get it together, and that this series is a great spot to do it, but I’m still not certain how well the Sox are going to respond moving forward. I’m taking Boston here, but not so sure about them these days.