|Game||Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers|
|Date & Time||Wednesday August 14, 2019, 12:37 PM (EDT)|
TOR -125 Total 10.5
The Wednesday MLB schedule will get underway with a matinee between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays from Rogers Centre. Last night, Texas managed just five hits and struck out ten times during a 3-0 road loss against Toronto. SP Lance Lynn (14-8) fanned six batters across five innings and took the loss for the Rangers, who fell a game below .500 overall.
Twenty-one year old southpaw Kolby Allard (0-0 4.15 ERA) will make his third career major league start. Through his first 12 plus innings, Allard has been roughed up for 22 hits and 14 runs (13 earned).
The Toronto Blue Jays are not in contention for the postseason, but are starting to show signs that they will be a force in the years to come. On Tuesday, Randall Grichuk started the scoring with a second inning solo shot. Teoscar Hernandez and Billy McKinney went back-to-back in the sixth inning for the Blue Jays, who won for the 51st time this season.
The Blue Jays will counter with twenty-three year old righty Sean Reid-Foley (2-2 2.36 ERA) on Wednesday. Last time out, Reid-Foley allowed five hits and one run in five innings during an 8-2 home victory versus New York.
Recent Betting Trends
Rangers are 1-5 in their last 6 Wednesday games.
Blue Jays are 7-2 in their last 9 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
Under is 5-1 in Rangers last 6 during game 3 of a series.
Under is 4-0 in Blue Jays last 4 during game 3 of a series.
Rangers are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Toronto.
Texas OF Joey Gallo expects to return next month from a broken hamate bone in his right wrist. Through 119 games, Texas ranks 15th in OPS and 9th in runs scored. For the season, Toronto ranks 23rd in OPS and 18th in runs scored. Look for the Blue Jays to sweep the series in a game that goes over the total. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Blue Jays win 7-6.