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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Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Toronto 44-51 -$946.00 8-17 36-34 29-31 15-20 45-44-6 -0.76
Cleveland 48-45 -$1,191.00 18-18 30-27 46-42 2-3 34-53-6 0.68
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
M Estrada (4-6) ERA: 5.33
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jul 16, 2017 DET L 5-6 O 3.2 -$100.00
Jul 5, 2017 NYY W 7-6 O 4.2 $165.00
Jun 30, 2017 BOS L 4-7 O 4.1 -$100.00
T Bauer (7-8) ERA: 5.59
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jul 16, 2017 OAK L 3-7 O 0.2 -$100.00
Jul 5, 2017 SD L 2-6 U 5 -$100.00
Jun 28, 2017 TEX W 5-3 U 6.1 $75.00

Bullpen

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
Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Oct 19, 2016 3-0 CLE 6 5 3 2 0 7 Loss
Oct 14, 2016 2-0 CLE 8 6 2 2 1 6 Loss
Jul 2, 2016 9-6 TOR 5 5 3 3 0 7 No Decision
Sep 1, 2015 5-3 TOR 7 5 2 2 1 2 No Decision

Cleveland Indians – T Bauer

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
May 8, 2017 4-2 TOR 6 6 4 4 3 6 Loss
Oct 17, 2016 4-2 CLE 0.2 0 0 0 2 1 No Decision
Aug 19, 2016 3-2 CLE 8 5 2 2 2 13 No Decision
Sep 2, 2015 5-1 TOR 1.1 6 5 5 1 2 Loss
May 3, 2015 10-7 CLE 4.1 7 6 6 3 1 No Decision
Supergrid
Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 4.17 25 4.02 3
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 4.41 18 3.98 4
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 4.70 14 4.93 19
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 4.84 12 4.71 17

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line O/U Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Away Hits Home Hits Away Walks Home Walks Away Strikeouts Home Strikeouts
May 10, 2017 CLE 7 TOR 8 147 7.5 O Danny Salazar (R) Francisco Liriano (L) 11 11 3 6 8 7
May 9, 2017 CLE 6 TOR 0 158 8 U Carlos Carrasco (R) Mike Bolsinger (R) 7 4 6 0 8 7
May 8, 2017 CLE 2 TOR 4 -113 8 U Trevor Bauer (R) Marcus Stroman (R) 8 6 3 5 5 10
Oct 19, 2016 CLE 3 TOR 0 -165 8.5 U Ryan Merritt (L) Marco Estrada (R) 6 6 0 0 10 8
Oct 18, 2016 CLE 1 TOR 5 -115 7.5 U Corey Kluber (R) Aaron Sanchez (R) 2 9 2 4 9 8
Oct 17, 2016 CLE 4 TOR 2 -167 8.5 U Trevor Bauer (R) Marcus Stroman (R) 7 7 4 3 8 9
Oct 15, 2016 TOR 1 CLE 2 115 8.5 U J.A. Happ (L) Josh Tomlin (R) 3 4 2 2 13 6
Oct 14, 2016 TOR 0 CLE 2 -138 7.5 U Marco Estrada (R) Corey Kluber (R) 7 6 2 1 12 6
Aug 21, 2016 TOR 2 CLE 3 -158 7.5 U Marcus Stroman (R) Corey Kluber (R) 7 9 7 1 13 10
Aug 20, 2016 TOR 6 CLE 5 -113 8.5 O Aaron Sanchez (R) Josh Tomlin (R) 14 6 1 1 9 9

MLB Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference
Toronto Blue Jays
record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 44-51 22-24 22-27 29-30 16-21 45-44-6 8-17 36-34
Last 10 4-6 1-2 3-4 2-2 2-4 5-4-1 1-2 3-4
vs Div 17-27 8-14 9-13 9-15 9-12 19-24-1 5-11 12-16
vs AL 37-44 19-20 18-24 23-26 15-18 36-40-5 8-16 29-28
vs NL 7-7 3-4 4-3 6-4 1-3 9-4-1 0-1 7-6

Cleveland Indians

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 48-45 21-24 27-21 46-41 4-4 34-53-6 18-18 30-27
Last 10 4-6 3-1 1-5 4-5 0-1 5-4-1 1-2 3-4
vs Div 23-20 8-13 15-7 23-20 1-0 12-28-3 11-9 12-11
vs AL 44-32 19-19 25-13 42-29 3-3 26-45-5 15-14 29-18
vs NL 4-13 2-5 2-8 4-12 1-1 8-8-1 3-4 1-9
Team Last 5 Games
Toronto Blue Jays
Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Jul 20, 2017 BOS 8-6 W 101 10.5 F Liriano 1.2 Doug Fister A
Jul 19, 2017 BOS 1-5 L 123 9.5 A Sanchez 4 D Pomeranz A
Jul 18, 2017 BOS 4-5 L -136 10 J Happ 5 Brian Johnson A
Jul 17, 2017 BOS 4-3 W -108 9 M Stroman 6.2 Eduardo Rodriguez A
Jul 16, 2017 DET 5-6 L 110 10 M Estrada 3.2 A Sanchez A

Cleveland Indians

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Jul 19, 2017 SF 4-5 L -218 8 C Carrasco 6 M Cain A
Jul 18, 2017 SF 1-2 L -139 7.5 Mike Clevinger 6 Ty Blach A
Jul 17, 2017 SF 5-3 W -125 8.5 J Tomlin 7.1 M Moore A
Jul 16, 2017 OAK 3-7 L -104 8.5 T Bauer 0.2 Sean Manaea A
Jul 15, 2017 OAK 3-5 L -225 7.5 C Kluber 7.1 Paul Blackburn A

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