Texas Rangers at Toronto Blue Jays
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 13, 2019, 7:07 PM (EDT)|
Toronto Blue Jays +120 / Texas Rangers -130 O/U: 10
The Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays will meet up on the MLB diamond Tuesday to continue their series.
In the Monday opener, the Blue Jays offense exploded for 21 hits in a 19-4 rout.
For Tuesday’s game, the Rangers will be sending out Lance Lynn for the start. Across his 155.0 innings and 14-7 mark this year, Lynn has a 3.60 ERA with 178 Ks and 38 BBs.
Texas could only muster eight hits in the Monday loss. Odor and Mazara were the only Rangers hitters with two knocks, and they combined for two RBI and three runs.
Over on the Jays’ side, they’re going with Thomas Pannone Tuesday. Over 58.0 innings and a 2-5 record this year, Pannone has a 6.83 ERA with 57 strikeouts and 24 walks.
Toronto’s hitters went wild on Monday. Only two hitters in the starting lineup finished with one knock. Bo Bichette led the way for the Jays on four hits, three runs and an RBI.
The Rangers are 9-21 in their last 30 Tuesday games and 4-1 in Lynn’s last five starts in game two of a series. Texas is 7-3 in Lynn’s last 10 starts and 6-1 in his last seven versus a team with a losing record.
Meanwhile, the Blue Jays are 8-1 in their last nine in game two of a series and 4-1 in Pannone’s last five starts on turf. Toronto is 1-5 in Pannone’s last six starts and the over is 4-1 in their last five Tuesday games.
Lynn has been on a nice little run over his last three games, all quality starts with a combined three earned on 12 hits in 20.0 innings of work. He’s just 2-3 in his last five games, though.
As for Pannone, he’s given up 11 earned in his last 8.1 innings over two starts. I’m not thrilled about Pannone here, so I’m sticking with Lynn and the Rangers for the win.