Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays – 07/25/20 MLB Picks, Odds & Prediction

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Blue Jays of Toronto (1-0) against Rays of Tampa Bay (0-1)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 3:10 p.m. (Tropicana Field)

Matt Shoemaker (0-0) (0,00) contre Ryan Yarbrough (0-0) (0,00)

The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -155 / Toronto Blue Jays +135 – Over / Under: 8.5 Click here for latest odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays meet in MLB action on Saturday at Tropicana Field.

The Toronto Blue Jays have come off an impressive Day 1 victory where they scored six runs and nine hits. The Blue Jays scored all of their runs in the fourth and fifth innings and showed their potential on both sides of the mound. In the win, Cavan Biggio and Randal Grichuk combined three hits and four runs batted in while Hyun-jin Ryu allowed three runs and four hits in 4.2 innings. The Toronto Blue Jays are looking to start a 2-0 season for the first time since 2016, when they last made the playoffs. Matt Shoemaker gets the ball for the Blue Jays, and he was 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA and 24 strikeouts last season. Shoemaker is 4-0 with a 1.90 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

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The Tampa Bay Rays pitching staff couldn’t figure it out on opening day and two bad innings cost them a win. The Rays offense produced four runs on five hits and left 11 players on base. In the lost effort, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo and Mike Brosseau combined for two hits and three runs batted in while Charlie Morton allowed six runs and seven hits in four innings. The Tampa Bay Rays haven’t started a 0-2 season since the 2016 season. Ryan Yarbrough gets the ball for the Rays, and he was 11-6 with a 4.13 ERA and 117 strikeouts. last season. Yarbrough is 6-1 with a 2.45 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays are 5-2 in their last 7 road games, 4-1 in their last 5 against American League East and 4-1 in their last 5 on astroturf. The Rays are 23-8 in their last 31 games at home, 11-4 in their last 15 games against the American Eastern League and 7-3 in their last 10 games on Saturday. The Plus is 6-2 in the Blue Jays’ last 8 games. The minus is 4-1 in the Last 5 Racks as a favorite. The Blue Jays are 37-79 in the last 116 meetings in Tampa Bay and 7-15 in the last 22 meetings.

We know how talented the Tampa Bay Rays are and what they are capable of, but Yarbrough was not one of their best pitchers last season and has shown he can be hit hard at times. I mentioned earlier that the Toronto Blue Jays teammate would be a year or two away from serious competition, but they are a talented club who play hard and can provide value in the underdog role throughout. the season. Shoemaker is also a veteran pitcher who was decent last year in a limited sample. I’m going to take the Blue Jays and the extra money again.

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Randy’s choice
Blue Jays de Toronto +135

The choice in this article is the opinion of the writer, not the consensus of the Sports Chat Place site.

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