At the Rogers Centre on Saturday, an MLB matchup between the Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays will take place. The first two games of this series were divided between the two teams.
The Blue Jays have an overall record of 48-43 going into this game, and on Friday, their offense looked particularly strong, scoring eight runs, which was enough to secure a straightforward victory. For the most part this season, the Blue Jays’ pitching hasn’t been spectacular, but their offense has been very strong. The Blue Jays’ 4.59 runs per game average ranks eighth in the league.
The Kansas City Royals, who are on the losing end of this duel, have a record of 36-54 overall but managed to win the opening game of this series. Several Royals players are out due to Canadian vaccination regulations. Whit Merrifield, for example, isn’t available for this game. The Royals will need strong pitching in this game if they want to have any chance of winning.
Daniel Lynch, who is now pitching for the Royals, has a 3-7 record with a 4.92 ERA. Lynch gave up six hits and three runs over four innings in his last start against the Detroit Tigers.
In their last seven games, the Royals have a 5-2 record. In the Royals’ last four games on artificial turf, the under is 4-0. In Lynch’s last five starts during Game 3 of a series, the over has gone 4-1. In the Blue Jays’ previous five home games against right-handed starters, the over is 4-1. In the Blue Jays’ previous 10 games against a starter with a WHIP higher than 1.30, the over is 8-2.
The Royals’ pitching will struggle in this game like it did on Friday. Lynch just finished a start in which he allowed three runs, and he’s going to allow at least that many in this contest.
Free Pick: Toronto Blue Jays