The Toronto Blue Jays are set to face the New York Mets at Citi Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET. Toronto has struggled of late, losing seven of 10 and three of their last four, including 5-2 to Boston on Saturday and then 5-3 to the Red Sox on Sunday.
The 35-year-old veteran, who spent almost six years playing in the National League and had a.096 average with one home run, two doubles and six RBIs heading into Wednesday, was one of six Blue Jays with more than one hit on the day. The Blue Jays now sit in third place in the AL East with a 21-20 record. The team's lost 1.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 5.5 units against the spread (ATS).
Coming off his worst start of the season, J.A. Happ turned things around in a major way by not only tossing seven innings of scoreless baseball and striking out 10, but he also joined Roy Halladay and Drew Hutchison as the only Blue Jays pitchers with two hits in a game at the plate. While the Blue Jays haven't announced any bullpen plans with Osuna unavailable, Tyler Clippard has picked up the lone save opportunity in his absence. NY opened 11-1 but is just 8-17 since, a stretch in which it has not won back-to-back games. Toronto recorded 15 hits in total.
The Mets are a bet against every time out now, and I'll gladly take J.A. Happ on the road and bet the Blue Jays. Happ will face a Mets offence that has been in a funk for weeks.More news: Bumble Bee Foods CEO Indicted on Federal Price Fixing Charges
The Mets will turn to righty Zack Wheeler (2-2, 5.03 ERA) to the mound. Josh Donaldson is 1-for-2 with a strikeout and Yangervis Solarte 1-for-1 with a walk.
The Blue Jays' most consistent starter was Mr. Hernandez ran his hitting streak to five games Wednesday, hitting a two-run home run, his seventh of the season, and adding a single for his ninth multi-hit game of the season. He finally returned a year ago and was not very good with a 3-7 record and 5.21 ERA in 17 starts.
New York's offense has put up 4.3 runs per outing, including 3.6 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over its last five. Last season the Jays never made it to the.500 level.
Garcia (2-3) allowed six runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three over 3 2/3 innings. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.06, along with a K/9 of 9.24.More news: Ibobi seeks appointment with Manipur governor, to demand dissolving BJP govt
Toronto's offensive production been led by outfielders Kevin Pillar and Curtis Granderson. It entered Tuesday's game having scored three runs or fewer 16 times in the last 25 games.
The Blue Jays have gained 1.3 units and are 11-13 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season.
0-7 in their last 7 interleague games vs. a team with a winning record. The Blue Jays are second in the AL in strikeouts which could be a formula for success Tuesday night.More news: West Ham offer manager's job to Paulo Fonseca