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Toronto Blue Jays vs. San Diego Padres - 5/25/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Diego Padres at Toronto Blue Jays
Date & Time Saturday May 25, 2019, 3:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Rogers Centre
Toronto, Ontario
The Line
Toronto Blue Jays +105 / San Diego Padres -125
TV Channel
RSN, FS-San Diego
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The San Diego Padres and the Toronto Blue Jays meet in game two of their three game interleague set in MLB action from Rogers Centre on Saturday.

The San Diego Padres will look to win the series and push for a sweep on Sunday after winning the series opener on Friday by a final score of 6-3. Hunter Renfroe had a home run and three RBIs while Greg Garcia and Austin Hedges each had a solo home run. Eric Hosmer added an RBI to round out San Diego’s scoring as a team in the win, while Ty France and Ian Kinsler each had a double. Manny Machado had a base hit as well to cap off the Padres’ offense in the victory. Joey Lucchesi gave up three runs on three hits while striking out 11 over 6.2 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Matt Wisler got the win to improve to 2-1 on the year while Craig Stammen picked up his 2nd save of the season Cal Quantrill will start game two and is 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. This will be Quantrill’s first career start against Toronto.

The Toronto Blue Jays will look to bounce back after dropping game one on Friday, pushing their losing streak to three games. Freddy Galvis had a home run and two RBIs while Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had a solo home run of his own to round out Toronto’s offense as a team in the losing effort as the Blue Jays had just three hits as a team in the losing effort, with the rest of the squad going 0 for 24 with 11 strikeouts. Trent Thornton allowed three runs on four hits while walking three and striking out ten, not factoring in the decision. Daniel Hudson took the loss in relief to fall to 3-2 on the year. Edwin Jackson will start game two and is 0-1 with a 6.30 ERA and 6 strikeouts this season. In his career, Jackson is 1-6 with a 6.05 ERA and 48 strikeouts against San Diego.

San Diego is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall and 9-19 in their last 28 interleague road games while the over is 8-3-1 in their last 12 Saturday games. Toronto is 1-6 in their last 7 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 games against the NL West while the over is 4-0-1 in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

I was tempted to side with the over as San Diego hasn’t had much success with Quantrill on the mound and both starters are coming off of their worst starts of the season in which both allowed five earned runs. However, San Diego comes into this game as the much hotter team, winning four in a row, and for some reason, San Diego is one team that Jackson has struggled to figure out in his career, winning just one of his 11 starts against the Padres with an ERA over six. I think Quantrill comes out firing here and helps the Padres keep their winning streak going, so I’ll lay the juice with the Padres here.

Pick:
San Diego Padres -125

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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