Gm4 ALCS – Kansas City Royals @ Toronto Blue Jays Free Betting Prediction October 20th

This afternoon is game 4 of the ALCS between the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals.

2015 ALCS Game 4 – Kansas City Royals @ Toronto Blue Jays – Royals lead 2-1

The Jays got in to the win column of the ALCS with a 11-8 victory at home. Marcus Stroman notched the win as he pitched 6.1 innings while allowing 4 earned runs on 11 hits. He walked 1 and struck out 1 batter. He threw 94 pitches in the game. It was the first postseason win of his career. 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 nor a hit.
  • Reliever Mark Lowe pitched 1 inning while not allowing an earned run nor a hit. He struck out 1 batter.
  • Reliever Liam Hendriks pitched 0.1 of an inning while allowing 3 earned runs on 3 hits.
  • Reliever Roberto Osuna pitched 0.2 of an inning while allowing 1 earned run on 1 hit. He gave up 1 home run.

Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki hit his 2nd home run of the postseason. He was 2 for 4 with 3 runs batted in and 2 runs scored. He also struck out twice. He is now batting .182 this postseason. 3rd baseman Josh Donaldson hit his 3rd home run of the postseason. He was 2 for 4 with 3 runs batted in and 1 run scored. He walked once and struck out once. He is now batting .267 this postseason. 2nd baseman Ryan Goins hit his 1st home run of the postseason. He was 2 for 4 with 3 runs batted in and 2 runs scored. He also struck out once. He is now batting .148 this postseason. Designed hitter Edwin Encarnacion was 2 for 5 with 1 run scored. He struck out 2 times. He is now batting .333 this postseason. Center-fielder Kevin Pillar was 1 for 4 with 1 run batted in and 2 runs scored. He hit his 4th double of the postseason. He is now batting .313 this postseason. Right-fielder Jose Bautista was 1 for 3 with 1 run batted in. He walked twice and struck out one time. He is now batting .233 this postseason. Left-fielder Ben Revere was 1 for 4 with 1 run scored. He walked one time. He is now batting .222 this postseason. The Blue Jays had 11 hits in the game. On the mound for the Jays in game 4 is right-handed starter R.A. Dickey. Dickey has 1 no-decisions in his 1 start this postseason. In the start, game 4 of the ALDS at Texas, he pitched 4.2 innings while allowing 1 earned run on 5 hits. He struck out 3 batters. He threw 78 pitches in the game. This is only the 2nd postseason start of his 13 year career.

The Kansas City Royals suffered a 11-8 defeat at Toronto in game 3 of the ALCS. Starter Johnny Cueto was saddled with the loss as he pitched 2 innings while allowing 8 earned runs on 6 hits. He gave up 1 home run. He walked 4 and struck out 2 batters. He threw 69 pitches in the game. In 3 starts this postseason he is 1-1 with a 7.88 era. Reliever Kris Medlen pitched 5 innings while allowing 2 earned runs on 3 hits. He gave up 2 home runs. He walked 1 and struck out 6 batters. Reliever Franklin Morales pitched 1 inning while allowing 1 earned run on 2 hits. He walked 1 and struck out 1 batter. Designated hitter Kendrys Morales hit his 4th run of the postseason. He was 3 for 4 with 2 runs batted in and 1 run scored. He also walked once. He is now batting .310 this postseason. 2nd baseman Ben Zobrist was 3 for 5 with 1 run batted in and 3 runs scored. He hit 3 doubles in the game. He is now batting .355 this postseason. Shortstop Alcides Escobar was 4 for 5 with 3 runs scored. He hit his 2nd triple of the postseason. He is now batting .394 this postseason. Center-fielder Lorenzo Cain was 1 for 4 with 1 run batted in. He is now batting .258 this postseason. 3rd baseman Mike Moustakas was 1 for 5 with 1 run batted in. He is now batting .161 this postseason. The Royals had 15 hits in the game. Starting for the Royals in game 4 is right-handed Chris Young. Young has made 1 relief appearance this postseason. In the relief out, game 1 of the ALDS at home versus the Astros, he pitched 4 innings while allowing 1 earned run on 3 hits. He gave up 1 home run. He walked 2 and struck out 7 batters. He threw 70 pitches in relief. This is his first postseason start since 2006. He is 1-0 in 1 career postseason start. In that start he pitched 6.2 innings while not allowing an earned run on 4 hits. He walked 2 and struck out 9 batters.

The Jays are 2-2 at home this postseason while the Royals are 1-2 on the road.

Prediction: The Jays’ offense looked like themselves in game 3 and I think they’ll carry that momentum over to today in game 4.

Take the Blue Jays 2.30 (Bet365)

October 20, 2015 by : Posted in Baseball No Comments
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