Wounded Blue Jays Stumble in to Tampa Bay Rays

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Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Look to get on Track

Just when it looked like the Toronto Blue Jays were getting back in the American League playoff race, they got swept by the defending champion Chicago Cubs, leaving them at 59-65 and 14.81 betting units in the red. Toronto will try to get back on track with a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays (60-65, –7.91 units), starting Tuesday night at Tropicana Field. First pitch is at 7:10 PM ET on Sportsnet.

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At least the Jays may have found a keeper in Chris Rowley (3.72 FIP in 10.1 innings), the first official West Point graduate ever to make the majors. Rowley pitched very well in his August 12 MLB debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates, then followed up with five strong innings in Thursday’s 5-3 win over the Rays (–166 away).

Chris Archer (3.20 FIP) pitched for Tampa in that game and had a quality start with 10 strikeouts, but the Rays’ bullpen coughed it up, dropping Archer’s team record to 14-12 for a loss of 1.91 units. It was the 11th “no decision” for Archer this year; the Rays and their middling relief corps (4.10 FIP, No. 13 in the majors) went 6-5 in those games.

Recent Form

Teamrecordmoneyvs LHPvs RHPFaveDogO/UDiff
Tampa Bay61-65-$436.0015-2146-4433-3328-3262-61-3-0.13
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
Chris Rowley (1-0) ERA: 2.61
event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Aug 17, 2017TBW5-3U5$156.00
Aug 12, 2017PITW7-2U5.1$113.00
C Archer (8-7) ERA: 3.90
event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Aug 17, 2017TORL3-5U7-$100.00
Aug 12, 2017CLEL0-3U5.1-$100.00
Aug 6, 2017MILW2-1U6$60.00
Toronto’s relievers have pitched 10.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Tampa Bay’s relievers have pitched 9.1 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent
Toronto Blue Jays – Chris Rowley
DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Aug 17, 20175-3TOR542253No Decision

Tampa Bay Rays – C Archer

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Aug 17, 20175-3TOR7533010No Decision
May 5, 20178-4TOR6433111No Decision
Apr 30, 20173-1TOR7.141125No Decision
Apr 8, 20173-2TB7.252238No Decision
Sep 4, 20165-3TOR6.152219No Decision
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense4.27274.4010
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense4.41194.055
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense4.27264.9221
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense4.22245.0721

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineO/UAway PitcherHome PitcherAway HitsHome HitsAway WalksHome WalksAway StrikeoutsHome Strikeouts
Aug 17, 2017TB3TOR51569UChris Archer (R)Chris Rowley (R)11671610
Aug 16, 2017TB2TOR3-1288.5UJake Faria (R)Marcus Stroman (R)7742106
Aug 15, 2017TB6TOR4-1099.5OBlake Snell (L)Marco Estrada (R)1385156
Aug 14, 2017TB1TOR2-10510UJake Odorizzi (R)Nick Tepesch (R)454444
Jun 14, 2017TB6TOR7-1418.5OJake Odorizzi (R)Francisco Liriano (L)81034117
Jun 13, 2017TB8TOR1-1478.5OJake Faria (R)Marco Estrada (R)16822910
May 7, 2017TOR2TB1-1258UJoe Biagini (R)Alex Cobb (R)4322511
May 6, 2017TOR1TB6-1377.5UMarco Estrada (R)Jake Odorizzi (R)4604710
May 5, 2017TOR8TB4-1477.5OFrancisco Liriano (L)Chris Archer (R)97351312
Apr 30, 2017TB1TOR3-1027.5UChris Archer (R)Aaron Sanchez (R)4753106

MLB Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Toronto Blue Jays

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 105-55-20-33-22-33-70-25-3
vs Div22-2913-169-1312-1611-1321-29-16-1216-17
vs AL50-5429-2421-3033-3018-2447-52-511-1739-37
vs NL9-115-54-67-52-611-8-10-29-9

Tampa Bay Rays

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 102-81-51-32-41-32-80-12-7
vs Div24-3014-1110-198-1018-1928-25-17-1317-17
vs AL53-5828-2825-3028-2627-3156-52-312-2041-38
vs NL8-74-44-35-53-26-93-15-6
Team Last 5 Games
Toronto Blue Jays
DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Aug 20, 2017CHC5-6L1649M Estrada6K HendricksA
Aug 19, 2017CHC3-4L2149.5N Tepesch3.2J QuintanaA
Aug 18, 2017CHC4-7L1689J Happ5J ArrietaA
Aug 17, 2017TB5-3W1569Chris Rowley5C ArcherH
Aug 16, 2017TB3-2W-1288.5M Stroman6.1Jacob FariaH

Tampa Bay Rays

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Aug 20, 2017SEA3-0W-1629.5Blake Snell7Y GallardoH
Aug 19, 2017SEA6-7L-1119.5J Odorizzi3.2Ariel MirandaH
Aug 18, 2017SEA1-7L-1319Austin Pruitt7E RamirezH
Aug 17, 2017TOR3-5L-1669C Archer7Chris RowleyA
Aug 16, 2017TOR2-3L1188.5Jacob Faria5.1M StromanA

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