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Boston vs. Toronto,
09/11/2019 19:07 EDT,
Score: 0 - 8
Money Line: -138 Boston
The set-up: Bobby Poyner has been called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to make his third appearance since rejoining the Red Sox and I believe he’ll have more than enough to get the better of his inconsistent counterpart Trent Thornton.
The pitchers: Poyner (0-0, 10.50 ERA) posted a 3.77 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP and a 70:27 K/W over 57.1 innings at Triple-A.
Thornton (4-9, 5.23) gave up three runs over four innings in a loss to the Rays on Thursday. Note that he’s been at this worst North of the border as well, going just 1-6 with a 5.72 ERA in Toronto.
The pick: Boston is 26-17 as a road favorite of -125 or higher this year, while Toronto is just 15-27 as a home dog. I like Poyner to earn his first victory of the year. Lay the short price.
8* SITUATIONAL SMACK DOWN on Boston Red Sox.