Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015. At 10:05 PM EST.
The (47-47) Toronto Blue Jays of the American League East Division will take the trip to the “EAST BAY”. For game two of a three-day series. Toronto will take on the (43-51) Oakland A’s of the AL West in 2015 Baseball action. The teams will play at the Oakland County Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Toronto Blue Jays are a team that is going to contend for a playoff spot. Toronto Slugger Josh Donaldson is looking forward to facing the team he just left. The Oakland A’s will play “MONEY BALL” again and will be relevant again next season. The opening betting line has Toronto as a +140 Road Underdog Against The Spread. The betting odds total is seven runs for Wednesday’s game.
The 2015 Toronto Blue Jays are facing Oakland in the first game on July 21st. The A’s are in third-place in the AL East, four and a half games behind the leading Yankees. Toronto is 19-28 on the road this season.
*Third Baseman Josh Donaldson leads the Toronto offense with a .288 batting average. Twenty-two home runs and has one hundred and five hits.
*Right Fielder Jose Bautista has a team-best .382 on base percentage. And has sixty-three RBI S.
*The Toronto batting order have hit one hundred and twenty home runs this season.
*Starting Pitcher Mark Buehrle leads the rotation with ten victories.
*Relief Pitcher Brett Cecil has five saves.
*The Toronto pitching staff averages 7.09 strikeouts per nine innings.
*Toronto begins a homestand on July 28th.
*Notable injury: Right Fielder Michael Saunders is out until Mid August with a bad knee.
*The betting odds under the total are 8-2-2 Toronto last twelve on Wednesday’s.
*The betting odds under the total are 8-0 the last eight between the teams.
*The Toronto Blue Jays are 4-6 their last ten MLB Expert Picks overall, going over the betting odds total twice, staying under the betting odds total seven times with a push.
*The Toronto Blue Jays will have the Left Handed Felix Doubront. Who is (1-0) with a 4.50 earned run average on the mound for game two of the series? The Carabobo native pitched five innings, giving up ten hits and seven runs his last outing on July 12th, an 11-10 no decision road loss at Kansas City.
*Bovada.Lv lists the Toronto Blue Jays at 14/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.
The 2015 Oakland A’s have won two of three. Oakland is fourth in the Division, ten games from the top spot. Oakland is 20-27 at home this season.
*Catcher Stephen Vogt leads the batting order with fourteen homers, fifty-seven runs batted in and has a .370 on base percentage.
*Third Baseman Brett Lawrie has a team-high ninety-hits.
*Oakland has a .390 team slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher Sonny Gray leads the rotation with a 2.29 ERA, has one hundred and twelve strikeouts with ten victories.
*Relief Pitcher Tyler Clippard leads the staff with seventeen saves.
*Notable injury: Center Fielder Coco Crisp is on the 60-day disabled list with a bad neck.
*The Oakland begins a road trip on July 24th across the bay in San Francisco.
*The betting odds under the total are 11-4-1 Oakland last fifteen overall.
*Oakland is 4-0 the last four between the teams.
The Oakland A’s are 3-7 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under the betting odds total seven.
*The Right Handed “ACE” Sonny Gray, who is (10-4) with a 2.29 ERA, will be on the hill. The 5’11” 195 pound Vanderbilt University alumni threw six innings, giving up five hits and five runs. His last start on July 17th, a 5-0 home loss to the Minnesota Twins.
*The Oakland A’s are 28/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Crown.