Gm5 ALCS – Kansas City Royals @ Toronto Blue Jays Free Betting Pick October 21st

This afternoon is game 5 of the ALCS as the Blue Jays try to stave off elimination against the Royals.

2015 ALCS Game 5 – Kansas City Royals @ Toronto Blue Jays – Royals lead 3-1

The Jays were pounded 14-2 at home yesterday in game 4 of the ALCS. Starter R.A. Dickey was pegged with the loss as he only pitched 1.2 innings while allowing 4 earned runs on 4 hits. He gave up 2 home runs. He walked 2 and struck out 1 batter. He threw 48 pitches in the games. Dickey is now 0-1 in 2 starts this postseason. Here’s how the other pitchers fared in relief for the Jays:

  • Reliever Liam Hendriks pitched 4.1 innings while not allowing an earned run on 1 hit. He struck out 2 batters.
  • Reliever LaTroy Hawkins didn’t record an out as he allowed 3 earned runs on 2 hits. He walked 1 batter.
  • Reliever Ryan Tepera pitched 1.2 innings while allowing 4 earned runs on 5 hits. He walked 2 batters.
  • Reliever Mark Lowe pitched 1 inning while allowing 2 earned runs on 1 hits. He struck out 2 batters.
  • Reliever Cliff Pennington pitched 0.1 of an inning while not allowing an earned run on 2 hits.

3rd baseman Josh Donaldson was 1 for 3 with 1 run batted in. The rbi was his 8th of the postseason. He hit his 2nd double of the postseason. He walked once. He stole his first base this postseason. He is now batting .273 this postseason. Right-fielder Jose Bautista was 1 for 4 with 1 run batted in. The rbi was his 7th of the postseason. He struck out 2 times. He is now batting .235 this postseason. Left-fielder Ben Revere was 2 for 3 with 1 run scored. He walked once and struck out 1 time. He is now batting .256 this postseason. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was 1 for 3. He is now batting .194 this postseason. 2nd baseman Ryan Goins was 1 for 3 with 1 run scored. He struck out 1 time. He is now batting .167 this postseason. Pinch-hitter Dalton Pompey was 1 for 1. It was his first at-bat of the postseason. He’s been a pinch-runner and stolen 2 bases this postseason. The Blue Jays had 7 hits in the game. On the mound for the Jays in game 5 is right-handed starter Marco Estrada. Estrada is 1-1 in 2 starts this postseason with a 3.09 era. He started in game 1 of this series and got the loss as he pitched 5.1 innings while allowing 3 earned runs on 6 hits. He gave up 1 home run. He struck out 6 batters. He threw 90 pitches in the game. In 6 playoff appearances (2 starts) he has a 4.08 era in 17.2 innings pitched.

The Kansas City Royals moved 1 win away from a World Series birth as they were victorious 14-2 yesterday afternoon. Reliever Luke Hochevar pitched 1.1 innings while not allowing an earned run on 1 hit. Starter Chris Young pitched 4.2 innings while allowing 2 earned runs on 3 hits. He walked 2 and struck out 4 batters. He threw 78 pitches in the game. Reliever Ryan Madson pitched 1 inning while not allowing an earned run on 1 hit. He struck out 2 batters. Reliever Kelvin Herrera pitched 1 inning while not allowing an earned run on 1 hit. He struck out 1 batter. Reliever Franklin Morales pitched 1 inning while not allowing an earned run on 1 hit. He struck out 1 batter. 2nd baseman Ben Zobrist hit his 1st home run of the postseason. He was 2 for 5 with 2 runs batted in and 2 runs scored. The rbi was his 5th of the postseason. He walked 1 time. He is now batting .361 this postseason. Right-fielder Alex Rios hit his 1st home run of the postseason. He was 3 for 3 with 1 run batted in and 1 run scored. The rbi was his 4th of the postseason. He is now batting .296 this postseason. Shortstop Alcides Escobar was 2 for 3 with 4 runs batted in and 1 run scored. He now has 5 rbis this postseason. He is now batting .417 this postseason. Center-fielder Lorenzo Cain was 2 for 3 with 3 runs batted in and 1 run scored. He now has 7 rbis this postseason. He walked twice and stuck out once. He stole his 2nd base of the postseason. He is now batting .294 this postseason. 1st baseman Eric Hosmer was 1 for 4 with 1 run batted in and 1 run scored. The rbi was his 10th of the postseason. He struck out twice. He is now batting .243 this postseason. Designated hitter Kendrys Morales was 1 for 5 with 1 run scored. He is now batting .294 this postseason. Left-fielder Alex Gordon is 1 for 3 with 3 runs scored. He walked once. He is now batting .267 this postseason. Right-fielder Paulo Orlando was 2 for 2 with 2 runs scored. He is now batting .667 this postseason in 3 at-bats. The Royals had 15 hits in the game. Starting for the Royals in game 5 is right-handed Edinson Volquez. Volquez is 1-1 in 2 starts this postseason. He started in game 1 of this series and got the win as he pitched 6 innings while not allowing an earned run on 2 hits. He walked 4 and struck out 5 batters. He threw 111 pitches in the game. In 4 postseason starts he is 1-3 with a 5.89 era in 18.1 innings pitched.

The Jays are 2-3 at home this postseason while the Royals are 2-2 on the road. The Royals have outscored the Jays 33-16 in 4 games this series.

Prediction: I think the Royals’ offense beat the Jays in to submission with their onslaught yesterday. Can the Jays recover? I’m not so sure about that.

Take the Royals 1.68 (Bet365)

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