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Blue Jays Stumble in to Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Look to get on Track

Just when it looked like the Toronto Blue Jays were getting back in the American League playoff race, they got swept by the defending champion Chicago Cubs, leaving them at 59-65 and 14.81 betting units in the red. Toronto will try to get back on track with a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays (60-65, –7.91 units), starting Tuesday night at Tropicana Field. First pitch is at 7:10 PM ET on Sportsnet.

At least the Jays may have found a keeper in Chris Rowley (3.72 FIP in 10.1 innings), the first official West Point graduate ever to make the majors. Rowley pitched very well in his August 12 MLB debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates, then followed up with five strong innings in Thursday’s 5-3 win over the Rays (–166 away).

Chris Archer (3.20 FIP) pitched for Tampa in that game and had a quality start with 10 strikeouts, but the Rays’ bullpen coughed it up, dropping Archer’s team record to 14-12 for a loss of 1.91 units. It was the 11th “no decision” for Archer this year; the Rays and their middling relief corps (4.10 FIP, No. 13 in the majors) went 6-5 in those games.

Recent Form

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Toronto 59-65 -$999.00 11-19 48-46 40-37 19-28 58-60-6 -0.65
Tampa Bay 61-65 -$436.00 15-21 46-44 33-33 28-32 62-61-3 -0.13
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
Chris Rowley (1-0) ERA: 2.61
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Aug 17, 2017 TB W 5-3 U 5 $156.00
Aug 12, 2017 PIT W 7-2 U 5.1 $113.00
C Archer (8-7) ERA: 3.90
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Aug 17, 2017 TOR L 3-5 U 7 -$100.00
Aug 12, 2017 CLE L 0-3 U 5.1 -$100.00
Aug 6, 2017 MIL W 2-1 U 6 $60.00
Bullpen
Toronto’s relievers have pitched 10.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Tampa Bay’s relievers have pitched 9.1 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent
Toronto Blue Jays – Chris Rowley
Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Aug 17, 2017 5-3 TOR 5 4 2 2 5 3 No Decision

Tampa Bay Rays – C Archer

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Aug 17, 2017 5-3 TOR 7 5 3 3 0 10 No Decision
May 5, 2017 8-4 TOR 6 4 3 3 1 11 No Decision
Apr 30, 2017 3-1 TOR 7.1 4 1 1 2 5 No Decision
Apr 8, 2017 3-2 TB 7.2 5 2 2 3 8 No Decision
Sep 4, 2016 5-3 TOR 6.1 5 2 2 1 9 No Decision
Supergrid
Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 4.27 27 4.40 10
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 4.41 19 4.05 5
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 4.27 26 4.92 21
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 4.22 24 5.07 21

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line O/U Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Away Hits Home Hits Away Walks Home Walks Away Strikeouts Home Strikeouts
Aug 17, 2017 TB 3 TOR 5 156 9 U Chris Archer (R) Chris Rowley (R) 11 6 7 1 6 10
Aug 16, 2017 TB 2 TOR 3 -128 8.5 U Jake Faria (R) Marcus Stroman (R) 7 7 4 2 10 6
Aug 15, 2017 TB 6 TOR 4 -109 9.5 O Blake Snell (L) Marco Estrada (R) 13 8 5 1 5 6
Aug 14, 2017 TB 1 TOR 2 -105 10 U Jake Odorizzi (R) Nick Tepesch (R) 4 5 4 4 4 4
Jun 14, 2017 TB 6 TOR 7 -141 8.5 O Jake Odorizzi (R) Francisco Liriano (L) 8 10 3 4 11 7
Jun 13, 2017 TB 8 TOR 1 -147 8.5 O Jake Faria (R) Marco Estrada (R) 16 8 2 2 9 10
May 7, 2017 TOR 2 TB 1 -125 8 U Joe Biagini (R) Alex Cobb (R) 4 3 2 2 5 11
May 6, 2017 TOR 1 TB 6 -137 7.5 U Marco Estrada (R) Jake Odorizzi (R) 4 6 0 4 7 10
May 5, 2017 TOR 8 TB 4 -147 7.5 O Francisco Liriano (L) Chris Archer (R) 9 7 3 5 13 12
Apr 30, 2017 TB 1 TOR 3 -102 7.5 U Chris Archer (R) Aaron Sanchez (R) 4 7 5 3 10 6

MLB Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Toronto Blue Jays

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 59-65 34-29 25-36 40-35 20-30 58-60-6 11-19 48-46
Last 10 5-5 5-2 0-3 3-2 2-3 3-7 0-2 5-3
vs Div 22-29 13-16 9-13 12-16 11-13 21-29-1 6-12 16-17
vs AL 50-54 29-24 21-30 33-30 18-24 47-52-5 11-17 39-37
vs NL 9-11 5-5 4-6 7-5 2-6 11-8-1 0-2 9-9

Tampa Bay Rays

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 61-65 32-32 29-33 33-31 30-33 62-61-3 15-21 46-44
Last 10 2-8 1-5 1-3 2-4 1-3 2-8 0-1 2-7
vs Div 24-30 14-11 10-19 8-10 18-19 28-25-1 7-13 17-17
vs AL 53-58 28-28 25-30 28-26 27-31 56-52-3 12-20 41-38
vs NL 8-7 4-4 4-3 5-5 3-2 6-9 3-1 5-6
Team Last 5 Games
Toronto Blue Jays
Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Aug 20, 2017 CHC 5-6 L 164 9 M Estrada 6 K Hendricks A
Aug 19, 2017 CHC 3-4 L 214 9.5 N Tepesch 3.2 J Quintana A
Aug 18, 2017 CHC 4-7 L 168 9 J Happ 5 J Arrieta A
Aug 17, 2017 TB 5-3 W 156 9 Chris Rowley 5 C Archer H
Aug 16, 2017 TB 3-2 W -128 8.5 M Stroman 6.1 Jacob Faria H

Tampa Bay Rays

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Aug 20, 2017 SEA 3-0 W -162 9.5 Blake Snell 7 Y Gallardo H
Aug 19, 2017 SEA 6-7 L -111 9.5 J Odorizzi 3.2 Ariel Miranda H
Aug 18, 2017 SEA 1-7 L -131 9 Austin Pruitt 7 E Ramirez H
Aug 17, 2017 TOR 3-5 L -166 9 C Archer 7 Chris Rowley A
Aug 16, 2017 TOR 2-3 L 118 8.5 Jacob Faria 5.1 M Stroman A

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