Toronto vs. Baltimore,
08/04/2019 13:05 EDT,
Score: 5 - 6
Total: -105/+11 Over
The Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays have averaged 10 runs per game through the first three games of this series, with the most recent landing just on the number. We'll need a higher scoreline than that average here in the finale of this four-game series, and I think the two clubs will oblige and light up the scoreboard.
Toronto hands the ball to Sean Reid-Foley (1-1, 2.55 ERA) who gave up five runs (three earned) on four hits over just two innings in his only career start against Baltimore on April 1. The Orioles meanwhile will use right-hander Tom Eshelman (0-2, 6.35 ERA) behind opener Jimmy Yacabonis (1-2, 7.34 ERA), and a look at the two pitchers' ERA says it all really. Eshelman will put in the bulk of the work, and he has served up seven home runs over just 22 2/3 innings of work this season.
"We give up a ton of home runs," Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said following Saturday's matchup in which both teams hit two homers. "It's pretty annoying. But it's kind of where we are. We play in a hitter's ballpark in the American League East, and when we don't throw -- a lot of times, we just don't execute very well." The Blue Jays lead the majors with 83 homers since June 16 and should do plenty of damage with the long-ball today as well.
8* play on OVER.