At Oakland Coliseum on Monday night, Game 1 of the series between the Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics will take place.
The Toronto Blue Jays have dropped three straight games and have a 44-36 record this year. Toronto just suffered a series defeat to Tampa Bay in which they dropped three of the five games. This season, the pitching staff in Toronto had a 4.10 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and a.254 opponents’ batting average. 380 runs have been scored by the Blue Jays offence, who have a.258 batting average and a.327 on-base percentage. For the Blue Jays this year, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is hitting.267 with 19 home runs and 53 RBI. Alek Manoah, who has a 9-2 record, a 2.09 ERA, and a 0.96 WHIP in 94.2 innings of work this year, is anticipated to start for Toronto.
The Oakland Athletics have a record of 26-55 so far this year and have dropped six of their previous seven contests. Oakland just suffered a series defeat to Seattle in which they dropped three of the four games. With an opponent batting average of.251 and a 4.38 ERA, the Oakland pitching staff is struggling. The Athletics offence has a.212 batting average and a.273 on base percentage this season, with 255 runs scored. Seth Brown is hitting.217 with the Athletics this year with 10 home runs and 36 RBIs. Cole Irvin, who has tossed 75.1 innings this year and has a record of 2-6 with a 3.58 ERA and 1.22 WHIP, is anticipated to start for Oakland.
Toronto has a record of 10-4 over its past 14 Monday games and a record of 6-2 in its last 8 series opening games. In Oakland’s previous 6 away games, the over is 6-0. Oakland has a record of 16-42 in their previous 58 home games and an 0-4 record on Mondays. Oakland’s last 5 games have gone under 4 times. In their last six meetings in Oakland, these two teams have gone over 5-1 times.
In the final three games of their weekend series, Toronto really battled to control the Tampa Bay offence, whereas Oakland has had a fairly difficult season.
Free Pick: Oakland Athletics