Gm2 ALDS – Texas Rangers @ Toronto Blue Jays Free Betting Tip October 9th

Tomorrow morning the Toronto Blue Jays hope to even up their best of 5 ALDS series with the Texas Rangers as they host game 2.

2015 ALDS Game 2 – Texas Rangers @ Toronto Blue Jays – Rangers lead 1-0

The Jays opened up their postseason with a 5-3 game 1 loss at home. Starter David Price was nabbed with the loss as he pitched 7 innings while allowing 5 earned runs on 5 hits. He gave up 2 home runs. He struck out 5 and walked 2 batters. He threw 90 pitches in the game. Price is now win-less in 6 postseason starts in his career. Here’s how the other pitchers fared in relief for the Jays:

  • Reliever Brett Cecil pitched 1 inning while not allowing an earned run nor a hit. He walked 1 and struck out 1 batter.
  • Reliever Aaron Sanchez pitched 1 inning while not allowing an earned run nor a hit. He struck out 1 batter.

Right-fielder Jose Bautista hit a solo homer, his 1st of the postseason. He was 1 for 4 with 1 run batted in and 1 run scored. It was his first rbi of this postseason. He had to leave in the top 0f the 9th due to an injured leg. Designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion was 2 for 4 with 1 run batted in. Left-fielder Ben Revere was 1 for 4 with 1 run scored. Catcher Russell Martin was 1 for 4 with 1 run scored. He also struck out 1 time. Center-fielder Kevin Pillar was 1 for 3 with 1 run batted in. 3rd baseman Josh Donaldson was 0 for 1 and walked 1 time. He left the game in the bottom of the 5th with an injury to his head. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and 1st baseman Justin Smoak combined to go 0 for 8 with 3 strikeouts. The Blue Jays had 6 hits in the game. On the mound for the Jays game 2 is right-handed starter Marcus Stroman. Stroman finished the regular season with a 4-0 record and a 1.67. He had 18 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched. He made 4 starts this season. In his last start, a win on September 30th at Baltimore, he pitched 8 innings while allowing an earned run on 5 hits. He gave up 1 home run. He struck out 8 batters and walked 2. He threw 104 pitches in the game.

The Texas Rangers continued their surprising season with a game 1 victory 5-3 at Toronto. Starter Yovani Gallardo picked up the win as he pitched 5 innings while allowing 2 earned runs on 4 hits. He walked 1 and struck out 1 batter. He threw 79 pitches in the game. Reliever Keone Kela pitched 1 inning while allowing 1 earned run on 1 hit. He gave up 1 home run. He struck out 1 batter. Reliever Jake Diekman pitched 2 innings while not allowing an earned run nor a hit. He struck out 1 batter. Reliever Sam Dyson notched the save as he pitched 1 inning while not allowing an earned run on 1 hit. He struck out 1 batter. Catcher Robinson Chirinos hit a 2-run home run. He was 1 for 4 with 2 runs batted in and 1 run scored. 2nd baseman Rougned Odor hit a solo home run. He was 1 for 2 with 1 run batted in and 3 runs scored. Center-fielder Delino DeShields was 2 for 4 with 1 run batted in and 1 run scored. He hit a double in the game. 3rd baseman Adrian Beltre was 1 for 1 with 1 run batted in. He also walked once. He had to leave the game in the bottom of the 3rd with lower back stiffness. Designated hitter Prince Fielder and left-fielder Josh Hamilton combined to go 0 for 8 with 3 strikeouts. The Orioles had 5 hits in the game. Starting for the Rangers in game 2 is left-handed Cole Hamels. Hamels finished the regular season with a 13-8 record and a 3.65 era. He had 215 strikeouts in 212.1 innings pitched. He was 7-1 in 12 starts with the Rangers after being traded from the Phillies. In his last start, a win on October 4th at home versus the Angels, he pitched a complete game while allowing 2 earned runs on 3 hits. He gave up 1 home run. He struck out 8 batters and walked 2. He threw 108 pitches in the game. He has won his last 4 starts. He hasn’t lost a start since August 7th at Seattle.

Prediction: The Blue Jays are going to need to have a short memory and forget about the game 1 loss and re-group for game 2. It’s hard to pick against Hamels but I have to figure the Jays’ bats will be ready for this one. Both Bautista and Donaldson are expected to play.

Take the Blue Jays 2.15 (Bet365)

October 9, 2015 by : Posted in Baseball No Comments
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