MLB Baseball Betting: San Diego Padres at Toronto Blue Jays

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The San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays play the second game of a three game Interleague Series at the Rogers Centre. The Padres are trying to get some separation between themselves and the last place Arizona Diamondbacks and hopefully put themselves in a position to catch the third place Colorado Rockies in the NL West. They currently lead the Diamondbacks by 1.5 games (all records pending Monday results) and are 4.5 games back of the Rockies. They’re 15.5 games back of the NL West leading San Francisco Giants to they’ve got a ways to go to get back in the postseason conversation.

The Blue Jays blew a golden opportunity over the weekend as they dropped two of three to the Seattle Mariners at home. That leaves the Jays 3 games behind the AL East leading Baltimore Orioles and 1.5 games back of the second place Boston Red Sox. Toronto has split their last 10 games and have a very important home series against Baltimore coming up this weekend.

San Diego will start right hander Andrew Cashner and he’s been somewhere between bad and mediocre this season. The Padres have lost 8 of his 15 starts overall with Cashner putting up a 4.79 ERA and a 1.418 WHIP. He’s been awful on the road, however, as San Diego has lost 5 of his 7 road starts where Cashner has put up a 6.59 ERA and a 1.570 WHIP. They’ve also dropped two of his last three starts with Cashner turning in a 6.28 ERA and a 1.255 WHIP.

He’ll be opposed by Marcus Stroman who has shown better form lately after a generally forgettable campaign. Toronto has split his 20 starts overall and his 10 home starts, though they have won 2 of his last 3 starts. He’s got a 4.90 ERA and a 1.337 WHIP overall with a 4.98 ERA and a 1.308 WHIP at home. In his last two starts he’s improved to a 3.92 ERA and a 1.064 WHIP.

San Diego isn’t a bad team but they’ve lost a ton of money against RHP this year with a 27-44 record. Toronto, meanwhile, has a 40-28 record against right handers. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see San Diego take one of these three games but this doesn’t look like their best opportunity.


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