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Toronto vs. Seattle,
08/02/2018 22:10 EDT,
Score: 7 - 3
Money Line: -140 Seattle
The set-up: I think that Marco Gonzalez and the hard-hitting home side are well worth the price of admission in this particular match-up. The visitors go with Ryan Borucki on the mound.
The pitchers: Borucki is so far 0-2 with a 2.83 ERA. He most recently gave up two runs over six innings with six hits and a walk while strking out five in a no-decision to the White Sox on Sunday. The rookie has been decent in his limited time, but clearly he finds himself in a difficult match-up and venue here.
Gonzalez is so far 12-5 with a 3.37 ERA. He most recently gave up two earned runs off seven hits over six frames while striking out seven in a win over the Angels on Sunday. He’s now 5-0 over his last five games and he’s given up just 25 walks over 125.2 frames of work overall this season.
The pick: Note as well that Gonzalez is 5-1 with a 2.58 ERA at home this year. And take it for what you will as well, but Seattle is 7-2 in its last nine as a home fav in the -150 to -225 range, while the Blue Jays are just 2-6 in their last eight as a road underdog in the +150 to +200 range. No upset here as Gonzalez continues his solid season with another strong performance in front of the home town crowd. Lay the price.