MLB Baseball Betting: Toronto Blue Jays at Kansas City Royals

MLB Baseball Betting:  Toronto Blue Jays at Kansas City Royals&h=235&w=320&zc=1

The Toronto Blue Jays will try to get in front of the Baltimore Orioles atop the AL East on Saturday. Right now Baltimore and Toronto is tied for the divisional lead with the Boston Red Sox two games back. The New York Yankees are fading but they’re still ‘in the mix’ just 7.5 game behind the O’s and Jays. Toronto took a 4-3 win in Saturday’s game and it continued the recent form of these teams. Toronto has been playing well winning 9 of their last 13 games. Kansas City hasn’t, losing 11 of their last 14 games. The Royals have been a thorn in the Blue Jays’ side in recent years particularly at home where they’ve won 7 of the last 10 meetings. This season, that hasn’t been the case with Toronto taking a 4-0 record against Kansas City into Saturday’s game.

Very good pitching matchup on Saturday’s card–the Jays will start right hander Aaron Sanchez who has been solid all season and has pitched very well in his recent starts. For the year, the Jays have won 13 of his 21 starts including 7 of 11 on the road. He’s got a 2.78 ERA and a 1.141 WHIP overall with a 2.23 ERA and a 1.070 WHIP on the road. In his last three starts he’s put up a 1.29 ERA with a 0.810 WHIP and Toronto has gone 2-1 in these games. As well as Sanchez has been pitching–and his numbers are better–Danny Duffy is all of a sudden pitching better than any lefthander in baseball. Duffy has been a strong performer all season with the Royals going 12-3 in his 15 starts including 7-1 at home. Duffy has a 2.98 ERA and a 0.982 WHIP overall with a 3.69 ERA and a 1.079 WHIP at home. In his last three starts–all KC wins–he’s been almost unhittable. He’s got a 1.74 ERA and a 0.822 WHIP in 20.7 innings of work–that’s 4 ER with 25 strikeouts against 3 walks. His last start was a masterpiece–8 innings pitched 1 hit, 0 ER and 16 strikeouts against just 1 walk.

Toronto has been mediocre against left handers this season (15-16) -6.1 units and averages a full run per game less against southpaws. They also hit 17 points fewer. No interest in getting in front of Davis after that last performance and even better we’re getting him at plus money.


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