Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 19, 2019, 7:07 PM (EDT)|
Toronto Blue Jays +140 / Los Angeles Angels -160
The Los Angeles Angels and the Toronto Blue Jays meet in game three of their four game set in MLB action from Rogers Centre on Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Angels will look to keep the momentum going after a 3-1 win in game two on Tuesday. Kole Calhoun and Brian Goodwin each had a solo home run while Tommy La Stella added an RBI of his own to round out L.A.’s scoring as a team in the win. Luis Rengifo went 2 for 3 with a double while Kevan Smith and Albert Pujols each chipped in base knocks as well in the victory. Tyler Skaggs got the win to improve to 6-6 on the year after allowing one run on three hits while striking out six over 7.1 innings of work. Hansel Robles closed out the 9th for his 11th save of the year. Andrew Heaney will start game three and is 0-1 with a 4.57 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. In his career, Heaney is 1-1 with a 7.84 ERA and 7 strikeouts against Toronto.
The Toronto Blue Jays will try to get one back after dropping the first two games of the set following Tuesday’s loss. Lourdes Gurriel Jr.’s solo home run was the lone run that the Jays would score in the losing effort while Randal Grichuk and Rowdy Tellez each had base hits as Toronto cranked out just three hits as a team in the losing effort, with the rest of the team batting 0 for 20 with 5 strikeouts. Marcus Stroman took the loss, falling to 4-9 on the year after allowing three runs on four hits while striking out three over seven innings of work. Aaron Sanchez will start game three and is 3-8 with a 5.04 ERA and 65 strikeouts this season. In his career, Sanchez is 0-2 with a 4.42 ERA and 10 strikeouts against the Angels.
Los Angeles is 7-2 in Heaney’s last 9 starts against a team with a losing record and 10-3 in their last 13 games against the AL East while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 Wednesday games. Toronto is 0-5 in Sanchez’s last 5 starts and 5-16 in their last 21 home games while the over is 5-1-1 in their last 7 games against the AL West. Toronto is 0-4 in Sanchez’s last 4 starts against the Angels.
Heaney hasn’t had a great run of luck against Toronto, but I’m inclined to think that will change here. Toronto is just in turmoil right now and it doesn’t appear to be getting better anytime soon. That includes Sanchez as well, who has allowed 17 runs in his last three starts spanning 15 innings, including eight runs in three innings last time up. Sanchez has also taken the loss in each of his last four starts with Toronto being outscored 34-6 in those losses. The Angels are simply playing the better baseball of the two right now and while the price on the road isn’t pretty, it’s either Angels or pass for me in this one.