In a Major League Baseball matchup at the Rogers Centre on Friday, the Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays square off. The Tigers played well in the opening match of this series, but they fell short 5-3.
The Tigers enter this game with an overall record of 40–60, and even though most predicted they would have a dismal season, it has nonetheless been a bad season for them. The Tigers’ pitching has recently improved a little, which has at least kept them in games. The Tigers’ offence has been ineffective the whole season, and their league-low 3.23 runs per game average puts them in 30th place.
The Blue Jays, who are on the opposing side of this battle, have won eight out of their last nine games and have an overall record of 55-44. The only defeat came against the St. Louis Cardinals two games ago. The offence has been very strong during the winning streak, including one game where they scored 28 runs. The Blue Jays rank third in the league with an overall average of 4.88 runs per game.
Bryan Garcia, who has spent the majority of his career in the bullpen, will start for the Tigers on the mound.
Alek Manoah, who is currently pitching for the Blue Jays, has an 11-4 record and a 2.24 ERA. He went six innings in his most recent start against the Boston Red Sox, allowing seven hits and one run.
In their last five games in Game 2 of a series, the Tigers are 0-5 overall. In their last 11 games against the American League East, the Tigers are 1-10. In the Tigers’ previous six games overall, the over is 4-1-1. In Manoah’s previous six starts during Game 2 of a series, the under is 5-1.
Manoah has been outstanding this year, as he just finished a start in which he only allowed one run. The Blue Jays, who have one of baseball’s best offences, will take the batting lead against Garcia here.
Free Pick: Toronto Blue Jays