Minnesota Twins at Toronto Blue Jays
|Date & Time||Tuesday May 7, 2019, 7:07 PM (EDT)|
Toronto Blue Jays +135 / Minnesota Twins -145 O/U: 8.5
The Minnesota Twins and the Toronto Blue Jays will meet up on the MLB circuit Tuesday to pick up their series once again.
In the Monday opener of this set, Minnesota peppered in runs for pretty much the entire game as they cruised to an 8-0 win.
For Tuesday’s game, the Twins will be sending out Jose Berrios in the start. In his 46.1 innings and 5-1 mark this year, Berrios has a 2.91 ERA with 46 Ks and eight walks.
The Twins out-hit the Jays 12-3 on Monday, and leading the way were Jorge Polanco (homer; three hits; two runs) and Nelson Cruz (three hits).
Over on the Blue Jays’ side, they’re going with Aaron Sanchez on Tuesday. In his 35.0 innings and 3-2 mark so far, Sanchez has a 3.09 ERA with 29 Ks and 22 BBs.
Toronto couldn’t get much going on offense with their three hits on Monday. Freddy Galvis, Randal Grichuk and Rowdy Tellez were the only players to register a knock.
The Twins are 4-0 in Berrios’ last four starts and 5-0 in his last five Tuesday starts. Minnesota is 7-22 in Berrios’ last 29 road starts and the over is 5-0 in their last five Tuesday games.
Meanwhile, the Jays are 6-0 in Sanchez’s last six home starts and 5-0 in his last five Tuesday starts. Toronto is 11-5 in Sanchez’s last 16 starts and the under is 8-3 in his last 11 Tuesday starts.
Berrios has been cruising along without too much trouble this year. In his one “off” start this season, Berrios allowed four earned in 6.0 innings but still got the win, so he’s obviously off to a great start.
As for Sanchez, he’s done well overall so far and I don’t think he’ll struggle here per se, but with Berrios on the other side I can’t pick against the Twins in this one.