Toronto Blue Jays @ Oakland A’s Free Betting Pick July 23rd

This afternoon the Toronto Blue Jays play the rubber match of their 3 game series versus the A’s in Oakland.

 Toronto Blue Jays (48-48) @ Oakland A’s (44-52)

The Toronto Blue Jays dropped a 4-3 decision in 10 innings last night in Oakland. Reliever Roberto Osuna was pegged with the loss as he pitched 1.1 innings while allowing 1 earned run on 3 hits. He struck out 2 batters. Starter Felix Doubront pitched 4.2 innings while giving up 2 earned runs on 7 hits. He struck 1 and walked 2 batters. He threw 92 pitches in the game. Reliever Liam Hendriks pitched 1.1 innings while not allowing an earned run nor a hit. He struck out batter. Reliever Aaron Loup pitched 0.1 of an inning while not allowing an earned run nor a hit. He walked 1 batter. Reliever Bo Schultz pitched 0.2 of an inning while not allowing an earned run nor a hit. Reliever Brett Cecil pitched 1.1 innings while not allowing an earned run on 1 hit. He struck out 3 and walked 1 batter. Left-fielder Danny Valencia hit his 7th home run of the season. He was 2 for 4 with 1 run batted in and 2 runs scored. He also walked once and struck out once. The rbi was his 28th of the season. 3rd baseman Josh Donaldson was 2 for 4 with 1 run batted in. He also walked once and struck out once. The rbi was his 64th of the season. Right-fielder Jose Bautista was 1 for 4 with 1 run batted in. He also walked one time. The rbi was 65th of the season. Catcher Russell Martin was 3 for 4. 2nd baseman Devon Travis was 1 for 3 with 1 run scored. He hit his 17th double of the season. He also walked one time. The Blue Jays had 12 hits in the game. Today their starting pitcher is right-handed R.A. Dickey. Dickey is 3-10 with a 4.70 era and 74 strikeouts in 120.2 innings pitched. He’s made 19 starts this season. In his last start, a no-decision on July 18th at home versus Tampa Bay, he pitched 6 innings while giving up 1 earned run on 4 hits. He struck out 4 batters and walked 1. He threw 103 pitches in the game. He is 0-4 in his last 5 starts. The Oakland A’s have won 5 of their last 7 games after yesterday’s 4-3 extra innings victory versus the Blue Jays. Reliever Fernando Rodriguez picked up the win as he pitched 1 innings while not allowing an earned run nor a hit. He struck out one batter. Starter Sonny Gray pitched 7 innings while allowing 2 earned runs on 9 hits. He gave up 1 home run. He struck out 3 and walked 2 batters. He threw 103 pitches in the game. Reliever Edward Mujica pitched 1 inning while not allowing an earned run on 2 hits. Reliever Tyler Clippard pitched 1 inning while allowing an earned run on 1 hit. He struck out 2 and walked 3 batters. 1st baseman Stephen Vogt was 2 for 5 with 1 run batted in and 1 run scored. The rbi was his 58th of the season. Catcher Josh Phegley was 2 for 4 with 1 run batted in. The rbi was his 22nd of the season. Pinch-hitter Ike Davis drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th. He was 1 for 1. The rbi was his 18th of the season. Right-fielder Jake Smolinski was 1 for 3 with 1 run batted in and 1 run scored. The rbi was his 13th of the season. He also struck out once. Center-fielder Billy Burns was 2 for 4 with a 1 run scored. He also walked one time. 2nd baseman Ben Zobrist was 1 for 4.  He hit his 19th double of the season. He also walked one time. Right-fielder Josh Reddick was 1 for 1 with 1 run scored. He hit his 13th double of the season. The A’s had 11 hits in the game. Today their starting pitcher is left-handed Drew Pomeranz. Pomeranz is 4-3 with a 3.58 era and 49 strikeouts in 60.1 innings pitched. He’s made 8 starts this season. This is his 1st start since May 18th at Houston. In that game he had a no-decision as he pitched 4.1 innings while allowing 1 earned run on 2 hits. He struck out 2 and walked 5 batters. He threw 82 pitches in the game. This is his 5th season in MLB, 2nd with Oakland. He pitched for Colorado the first 3 seasons of his career. He has a career record of 13-21 with a 4.09 era.

Toronto is 20-29 on the road this season. They have scored 508 runs and allowed 414 runs on the season. Oakland is 21-28 at home this season. They have scored 412 runs and allowed 364 runs on the season.

This is the 3rd meeting of the season between the Blue Jays and the A’s. The series is even at one victory apiece. Including tonight the 2 teams play 4 more times this season.

Prediction: It continues to be extremely difficult for me to pick the Jays in games that Dickey is the starter.

Take the A’s 1.90 (Bet365)

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