MLB Picks: Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays: April 15th 2012
MLB Picks: April 15th 2012
Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -155
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Toronto looks to avoid the sweep on Sunday after dropping the first two games of this series against the Orioles. The Blue Jays looked great against the Indians and Red Sox in their first two series but the pitching, which has been very solid, has let them down against Baltimore. The offense has been on a slow start out of the gates and that was going to be a strength but there is still time for that to come around. With the pitching matchup today, it likely starts Sunday.
The Blue Jays got a solid performance from Kyle Drabek is his season opener and they are hoping this top prospect puts it together following a rough start last season. He allowed just one run on three hits in 5.1 innings against the Red Sox and he faced the Orioles once in 2010, allowing three runs in six innings in a quality outing.
The Orioles counter with Brian Matusz who did not have a similar strong start to the season. He allowed four runs on six hits and four walks in his opener against the Yankees and going back to last season, he has been horrible. He went 1-9 with a 10.69 ERA and 2.11 WHIP in 12 starts last year but he was able to snag a spot in the rotation following a solid spring which has not carried over into the regular season. In three career starts against Toronto, he is 0-2 with an 18.56 ERA and 3.38 WHIP in just 5.1 innings. 3* (918) Toronto Blue Jays -Matt Fargo