Toronto Blue Jays @ Kansas City Royals Free Pick July 10th

This evening the Toronto Blue Jays begin their 3 game weekend series with the Royals in Kansas City.

 Toronto Blue Jays (44-44) @ Kansas City Royals (50-33)

The Toronto Blue Jays have lost 2 in a row and 8 of their last 11 games. Last night they were defeated 2-0 at the Chicago White Sox. Starter R.A. Dickey was tabbed with the loss as he pitched 7 innings while allowing 2 earned runs on 4 hits. He gave up 1 home run. He struck out 6 and walked 2 batters. The loss dropped his record to 3-10 on the season. Reliever Ryan Tepera pitched 1 inning while not allowing an earned run on 1 hit. He struck out 1 batter. 2nd baseman Devon Travis was 2 for 4. He struck out 1 time. Catcher Russell Martin was 1 for 3. Shortstop Ryan Goins was 1 for 2. He walked 1 time. The Blue Jays had 4 hits in the game. Tonight their starting pitcher is right-handed Marco Estrada. Estrada is 6-4 with a 3.59 era and 67 strikeouts in 80.1 innings pitched. He’s made 12 starts this season. In his last start, a win on July 5th at Detroit, he pitched 5 innings while giving up 2 earned runs on 5 hits. He struck out 3 and walked 1 batter. He threw 101 pitches in the game. He is 5-1 in his last 7 starts. He now has a career record of 29 wins and 30 losses. He has a career era of 4.14. This is his 1st season with Toronto. He’s also pitched for Washington and Milwaukee. The Kansas City Royals have won 5 straight games. Yesterday evening they notched an 8-3 victory at home versus Tampa Bay. Starting pitcher Yordano Ventura got the win as he pitched 5 innings while allowing 3 earned runs on 4 hits. He struck out 4 and walked 3 batters. He threw 88 pitches in the games. The win upped his record to 4-6 on the season. Reliever Brandon Finnegan pitched 1 inning while not allowing an earned run on 1 hit. He struck out 2 and walked 1 batter. Reliever Ryan Madson pitched 1 inning while now allowing an earned run on 1 hit. Reliever Luke Hochevar pitched 1 inning while not allowing an earned run nor a hit. He walked 1 batter. Reliever Kelvin Herrera pitched 1 inning while not allowing an earned run nor a hit. Center-fielder Lorenzo Cain hit his 8th home run of the season. He was 1 for 3 with 2 runs batted and 2 runs scored. The rbis were his 40th and 41st of the season. He stole his 17th base of the season. He also struck out once. Catcher Salvador Perez hit his 14th home run of the season. He was 1 for 4 with 2 runs batted in and 1 run scored. The rbis were his 36th and 37th of the season. 3rd baseman Cheslor Cuthbert was 2 for 4 with 2 runs batted in. The rbis were his first and second of the season. He hit his first triple of the season. 1st baseman Eric Hosmer was 2 for 4 with 1 run batted in and 2 runs scored. The rbi was his 43rd of the season. He hit his 16th double of the season. He struck out once. Designated hitter Kendrys Morales was 1 for 3 with 1 run batted in. The rbi was his 57th of the season. Right-fielder Alex Rios was 2 for 4 with 1 run scored. He struck out one time. Left-fielder/center-fielder Jarrod Dyson was 2 for 4. He stole his 11th base of the season. 2nd baseman Omar Infante was 1 for 4 with 1 run scored. He struck out once. Shortstop Alcides Escobar was 1 for 5 with 1 run scored. The Royals had 13 hits in the game. Tonight their starting pitcher is left-handed Danny Duffy. Duffy is 2-4 with a 5.14 era and 41 strikeouts in 56 innings pitched. He’s made 11 starts this season. In his last start, a no-decision on July 5th at home versus Minnesota, he pitched 6.1 innings while allowing 2 earned runs on 5 hits. He gave up 1 home run. He struck out 1 and walked 3 batters. He threw 84 pitches in the game. This is his 5th season in MLB, all with the Royals. He has a career record of 19-26 with a 3.90 era.

Toronto is 18-26 on the road this season. They have scored 470 runs and allowed 388 runs on the season. Kansas City is 28-15 at home this season. They have scored 364 runs and allowed 301 runs on the season.

This is the 1st meeting of the season between the Blue Jays and the Royals. Including tonight the 2 teams play 7 times this season.

Prediction: The Blue Jays are in a slump right now while the Royals continue to look like one of the best teams in baseball. I’m going with the hot Royals.

Take the Royals 1.95 (Bet365)

July 10, 2015 by : Posted in Baseball No Comments
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