Blue Jays and Indians Look for 2nd Half Push

Cleveland Indians Baseball

Indians Have Lost Six of Seven

Friday night the Toronto Blue Jays open a three-game series against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Both teams are in dissapointing seasons, and tonights starters are a big reason for that classification.

Tonights’ two pitchers have struggled a lot in their recent starts. It may be hard to find anyone in MLB struggling more than Estrada and Bauer. Estrada is 4-6 with a 5.33 ERA, and Bauer is 7-8 with a 5.59 ERA.

Estrada’s last win came on May 27. In his eight starts since he has gone 2-6 with a 9.50 ERA. Opponents are batting .344 off of him.

Bauer is 0-2 with an 11.13 ERA in his last two tilts. He was hammered in a 7-3 loss at Oakland on Sunday. Bauer matched the shortest outing of his career — 2/3 inning. Bauer threw 43 pitches. He gave up four runs on three hits and three walks. He was removed after eight batters.
Oddsmakers have Bauer and the Indians listed as -140-moneyline favorites. The total is Holding Steady at 9.5.

West Coast Trip Not Kind to Indians

Cleveland went 1-5 on the trip out west. What has many fans worried is that they played all six-games against last place teams, Oakland and San Francisco. The horrible trip has let the Indians lead in the AL-Central shrink to 1/2-game over the Twins.

The Indians hitting has been spotty and their defense awful. Their vaunted bullpen has struggled as well. Four of their last six losses have been charged to the bullpen. A bounce-back start by Bauer could do a world of good for the Indians tonight.

In his last start against Toronto, on May 8, Bauer was the losing pitcher. He lost 4-2 but Cleveland would love a game that well pitched tonight. Bauer pitched six innings. He gave up four runs on six hits. The hurler had six strikeouts and three walks. In five career appearances against the Blue Jays he is 1-2 with a 6.20 ERA.

Estrada’s last start came on Sunday. It was a 6-5 loss to Detroit. Estrada received a no-decision. He threw 94 pitches and made it through just 3 2/3 innings. He gave up four runs on five hits, with five strikeouts and four walks.  Estrada is 0-0 with a 3.75 ERA in two career starts vs. Cleveland.

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Recent Form

Teamrecordmoneyvs LHPvs RHPFaveDogO/UDiff
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
M Estrada (4-6) ERA: 5.33
event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Jul 16, 2017DETL5-6O3.2-$100.00
Jul 5, 2017NYYW7-6O4.2$165.00
Jun 30, 2017BOSL4-7O4.1-$100.00
T Bauer (7-8) ERA: 5.59
event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Jul 16, 2017OAKL3-7O0.2-$100.00
Jul 5, 2017SDL2-6U5-$100.00
Jun 28, 2017TEXW5-3U6.1$75.00


Toronto’s relievers have pitched 20.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Cleveland’s relievers have pitched 6.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent
Toronto Blue Jays – M Estrada
DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Oct 19, 20163-0CLE653207Loss
Oct 14, 20162-0CLE862216Loss
Jul 2, 20169-6TOR553307No Decision
Sep 1, 20155-3TOR752212No Decision

Cleveland Indians – T Bauer

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
May 8, 20174-2TOR664436Loss
Oct 17, 20164-2CLE0.200021No Decision
Aug 19, 20163-2CLE8522213No Decision
Sep 2, 20155-1TOR1.165512Loss
May 3, 201510-7CLE4.176631No Decision
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense4.17254.023
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense4.41183.984
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense4.70144.9319
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense4.84124.7117

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineO/UAway PitcherHome PitcherAway HitsHome HitsAway WalksHome WalksAway StrikeoutsHome Strikeouts
May 10, 2017CLE7TOR81477.5ODanny Salazar (R)Francisco Liriano (L)11113687
May 9, 2017CLE6TOR01588UCarlos Carrasco (R)Mike Bolsinger (R)746087
May 8, 2017CLE2TOR4-1138UTrevor Bauer (R)Marcus Stroman (R)8635510
Oct 19, 2016CLE3TOR0-1658.5URyan Merritt (L)Marco Estrada (R)6600108
Oct 18, 2016CLE1TOR5-1157.5UCorey Kluber (R)Aaron Sanchez (R)292498
Oct 17, 2016CLE4TOR2-1678.5UTrevor Bauer (R)Marcus Stroman (R)774389
Oct 15, 2016TOR1CLE21158.5UJ.A. Happ (L)Josh Tomlin (R)3422136
Oct 14, 2016TOR0CLE2-1387.5UMarco Estrada (R)Corey Kluber (R)7621126
Aug 21, 2016TOR2CLE3-1587.5UMarcus Stroman (R)Corey Kluber (R)79711310
Aug 20, 2016TOR6CLE5-1138.5OAaron Sanchez (R)Josh Tomlin (R)1461199

MLB Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference
Toronto Blue Jays
recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 104-61-23-42-22-45-4-11-23-4
vs Div17-278-149-139-159-1219-24-15-1112-16
vs AL37-4419-2018-2423-2615-1836-40-58-1629-28
vs NL7-73-44-36-41-39-4-10-17-6

Cleveland Indians

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 104-63-11-54-50-15-4-11-23-4
vs Div23-208-1315-723-201-012-28-311-912-11
vs AL44-3219-1925-1342-293-326-45-515-1429-18
vs NL4-132-52-84-121-18-8-13-41-9
Team Last 5 Games
Toronto Blue Jays
DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Jul 20, 2017BOS8-6W10110.5F Liriano1.2Doug FisterA
Jul 19, 2017BOS1-5L1239.5A Sanchez4D PomeranzA
Jul 18, 2017BOS4-5L-13610J Happ5Brian JohnsonA
Jul 17, 2017BOS4-3W-1089M Stroman6.2Eduardo RodriguezA
Jul 16, 2017DET5-6L11010M Estrada3.2A SanchezA

Cleveland Indians

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Jul 19, 2017SF4-5L-2188C Carrasco6M CainA
Jul 18, 2017SF1-2L-1397.5Mike Clevinger6Ty BlachA
Jul 17, 2017SF5-3W-1258.5J Tomlin7.1M MooreA
Jul 16, 2017OAK3-7L-1048.5T Bauer0.2Sean ManaeaA
Jul 15, 2017OAK3-5L-2257.5C Kluber7.1Paul BlackburnA

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