Toronto vs. Tampa Bay,
05/04/2018 19:10 EDT,
Score: 2 - 6
Money Line: -145 Toronto
The Toronto Blue Jays look like a solid favorite here with J.A. Happ (4-1, 3.50 ERA) on the mound. The 35 year old has quality starts in three of his last four outings and has 8+ strikeouts in each of his last five starts. Happ is 3-3 with a 5.08 ERA in 14 games (13 starters) versus Tampa Bay but has the current Rays limited to a .230 AVG.
The Rays hand the ball to right-hander Andrew Kittredge (1-2, 6.23 ERA) who pitched one scoreless, hitless inning Tuesday and again Wednesday, throwing 12 and 11 pitches. Kittredge is capped at about 30 pitches according to the Tampa Bay Times, so it will literally be a bullpen day for the home team as it is dealing with multiple injuries in its starting rotation.
Tampa Bay has bounced back nicely after a 4-13 start, but I think the price is right to back the visitors here.
8* play on Toronto Blue Jays.