Schule's MLB AFTERNOON EXECUTIONER - *EARLY START*
Boston vs. Toronto,
07/01/2015 13:07 EDT,
Score: 2 - 11
Money Line: -132 Toronto
This is a 10* play on the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Red Sox pitching staff has silenced the mighty Blue Jays bats in the first two games of this series in Toronto, but I expect order to be restored here on Canada Day.
Mark Buehrle will toe the slab for Toronto, and he's been as solid as it gets. Buehrle (8-4, 3.81 ERA) allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings in a 12-2 home win over Texas his last time out. It was his fifth consecutive start holding the opposition to two runs or less, and he's 4-1 with a 3.25 ERA at Rogers Center this season.
The Red Sox hand the ball to Rick Porcello, who is having a very disappointing season in Boston. Porcello (4-8, 5.54 ERA) allowed three runs on nine hits over six innings in a no decision at Tampa Bay his last time out. He's 1-4 with a 6.13 ERA on the road, and an even more concerning 1-2 with a 7.65 ERA in three starts in day games. His day/night splits trend the same way going back all the way to 2012, as he's 11-13 with a 4.51 ERA in 35 appearances in the afternoon over the last three seasons.
Both Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion have hit him hard in previous meetings, going a combined 15-for-38 with with six RBIs.