Gm3 ALCS – Kansas City Royals @ Toronto Blue Jays Free Betting Tip October 19th

This evening the ALCS moves to Toronto for game 3 as the Blue Jays hope to get back in to the series after losing the first 2 in Kansas City.

2015 ALCS Game 3 – Kansas City Royals @ Toronto Blue Jays – Royals lead 2-0

The Jays were defeated 6-3 in Kansas City on Saturday afternoon in game 2 of their ALCS series. Starting pitcher David Price was tabbed with the loss as he pitched 6.2 innings while allowing 5 earned runs on 6 hits. He struck out 8 batters. The loss was his 7th straight postseason season loss, he’s now 0-7 in 7 postseason starts. He threw 96 pitches in the game. Here’s how the other pitchers fared in relief for the Jays:

  • Reliever Aaron Sanchez pitched 0.2 of an inning while not allowing an earned run on 1 hit. He walked 1 batter.
  • Reliever Aaron Loup pitched 0.1 of an inning while allowing an earned run on 1 hit. He walked 2 batters.
  • Reliever Mark Lowe pitched 0.1 of an inning while not allowing an earned run nor a hit.

Designed hitter Edwin Encarnacion was 2 for 4 with 1 run batted in. The rbi was his 4th this postseason. He also struck out 2 times. He is batting .320 in the postseason. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki  was 2 for 4 with 1 run batted in. The rbi was his 5th this postseason. He hit his 1st double of the postseason. He struck out 1 time. He is batting .138 in the postseason. 2nd baseman Ryan Goins was 1 for 3 with 1 run batted in. The rbi was his 1st this postseason. He hit his 1st double of the postseason. He struck out 1 time. He is batting .087 in the postseason. 1st baseman Chris Colabello was 2 for 4. He hit his 3rd double of the postseason. He struck out 1 time. He is batting .375 in the postseason. Center-fielder Kevin Pillar was 2 for 4 with 1 run scored. It was his 4th run scored this postseason. He hit his 3 double of the postseason. He is batting .321 in the postseason. 3rd baseman Josh Donaldson was 1 for 5 with 1 run scored. It was his 6th run scored this postseason. He also struck out 2 times. He is batting .231 in the postseason. Right-fielder Jose Bautista was 0 for 4 with 1 run scored. It was 4th run scored this postseason. He walked 1 time and struck out once. He is batting .222 in the postseason. The Blue Jays had 10 hits in the game. On the mound for the Jays in game 3 is right-handed starter Marcus Stroman. Stroman has 2 no-decisions in his 2 starts this postseason. In his last start, in game 5 of the ALDS at home versus Texas, he pitched 6 innings while allowing 2 earned runs on 6 hits. He gave up 1 home run. He walked 1 and struck out 4 batters. He threw 98 pitches in the game. In 13 innings pitched this postseason he has allowed 5 earned runs on 11 hits. He has walked 3 and struck out 9 batters.

The Kansas City Royals are now 2 wins away from a World Series birth after their 6-3 home victory on Saturday. Reliever Danny Duffy notched the win as he pitched 1 inning while not allowing an earned run nor a hit. He struck out 1 batter. Starter Yordano Ventura pitched 5.1 innings while allowing 3 earned runs on 8 hits. He struck walked 2 and struck out 6 batters. He threw 97 pitches in the game. Reliever Luke Hochevar pitched 0.2 of an inning while not allowing an earned run nor a hit. Reliever Kelvin Herrera pitched 1 inning while not allowing an earned run on 1 hit. He struck out 2 batters. Reliever Wade Davis got the save as he pitched 1 inning while not allowing an earned run on 1 hit. He walked 1 and struck out 2 batters. 3rd baseman Mike Moustaka was 2 for 4 with 2 runs batted in and 1 run scored. 1st baseman Eric Hosmer was 1 for 3 with 1 run batted in and 2 runs scored. He walked once and struck out 2 times. Left-fielder Alex Gordon was 1 for 3 with 1 run batted in and 1 run scored.  He hit his 3rd double of the postseason. He struck out 1 time. Right-fielder Alex Rios was 1 for 3 with 1 run batted in. He struck out 1 time. Short-stop Alcides Escobar was 1 for 4. He struck out 1 time. 2nd baseman Ben Zobrist was 1 for 4 with 1 run scored. He struck out 1 time. Center-fielder Lorenzo Cain was 1 for 3 with 1 run scored. He walked 1 time. Designated hitter Kendrys Morales was 0 for 3 with 1 run batted in. He walked 1 time and struck out once. The Royals had 8 hits in the game. Starting for the Royals in game 3 is right-handed Johnny Cueto. Cueto is 1-0 in 2 starts this postseason. In his last start, a win in game 5 of the ALDS at home versus the Astros, he pitched 8 innings while allowing 2 earned runs on 2 hits. He gave up 1 home run. He struck out 8 batters. He threw 91 pitches in the game. In 14 innings pitched this postseason he has allowed 6 earned runs on 9 hits. He was walked 3 and struck out 13 batters. He has given up 2 home runs.

The Blue Jays have been outscored 11-3 in the first 2 game of the ALCS. The Jays are 1-2 at home this postseason while the Royals are 1-1 on the road.

Prediction: I think coming back home will make a difference for the Blue Jays tonight. They’re going to need Stroman to have his best stuff.

Take the Blue Jays 2.20 (Bet365)

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