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Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays 8/2/2023 Picks, Tips, and Odds

Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays 8/2/2023 Picks, Tips, and Odds

The Baltimore Orioles (65-41, 1st AL East) is set to face the Toronto Blue Jays (59-48, 3rd AL East) in an MLB match at Rogers Centre, CAN, on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at 7:07 PM ET. Currently leading the American League East, the Baltimore Orioles need to enhance their pitching performance to make a deeper run in the postseason. They currently rank 19th in WHIP with a 1.30 and 15th in team ERA at 4.15. While starting strong at 10th in quality starts with 42, their performance dips to 20th with a .249 batting average surrendered.

Dean Kremer and Kyle Gibson have both achieved ten victories for their pitching, and Kremer leads the league with 111 strikeouts. Grayson Rodriguez will take the mound on Wednesday, a right-hander with a 2-2 record, a 6.21 ERA, and 70 strikeouts this year.

Regarding batting, the Orioles rank 17th with a team batting average of .249. However, they improved their standings, placing 10th in slugging percentage (.419) and runs scored (515). Their on-base percentage ranks 19th at .317. Santander is leading the Orioles with 18 home runs and 58 RBI, Gunnar Henderson follows with 17 home runs, and Adam Frazier has contributed 49 RBI. The Orioles possess a well-balanced offensive lineup, with seven players having 40 or more RBI.

The Orioles’ relief pitchers entered the game 143 times in high-stakes situations and 134 times with runners on base. With 79 holds so far this season, relievers are leading the league. With 139 save opportunities, the Orioles’ bullpen relievers began the game with a save percentage of 60.3%. This season, they have made 35 saves while missing 23 of 58 opportunities. Relievers faced more than 200 runners during the season, and 36.5% advanced. The Orioles used 364 bullpen pitchers throughout this season.

  • The total hung OVER in 4 of the Orioles’ last 6 matches.
  • The Baltimore Orioles are 4-1 SU in their last 5 outings.
  • Baltimore is 7-1 SU in their last 8 matches with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays 8/2/2023 Picks, Tips, and Odds

Toronto remains within striking distance in the competition for both the American League East and the American League Wild Card. The team’s performance statistics are impressive: they rank second in team ERA with a 3.76, fourth in Quality Starts with 50, sixth in BABIP (.240), and eleventh in WHIP (1.26). Kevin Gausman leads the team in strikeouts with an impressive 171, while Chris Bassitt leads in wins with 10. Yusei Kikuchi will take the mound on Wednesday, a left-hander with an 8-3 record, a 3.79 ERA, and 160 strikeouts this year.

Toronto’s hitting prowess is evident, as they rank fifth in baseball for team batting average (.261), eighth for on-base percentage (.331), and ninth for slugging percentage (.419). Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been a standout player, leading the team in home runs (17) and RBI (66). Bo Bichette, who unfortunately left Monday’s game due to a knee injury, ranks second in RBI with 59 and is tied for first in home runs with 17. In 107 contests, Toronto has already hit 124 home runs, 9 triples, and 191 doubles, further highlighting their offensive capabilities.

Toronto’s relievers had an inherited scoring rate of 20.7% out of the 169 inherited base runners. With runners in scoring position, they employed their bullpen relievers 118 times, and in high-stress scenarios, they did it 123 times. The Blue Jays now have 119 chances to make saves, 13 missed opportunities, and 70 holds. They utilized 360 bullpen relievers this season and now have the second-best save percentage in MLB (73.5%). Toronto had 49 opportunities to keep the game alive with the help of their bullpen pitchers, and they succeeded 36 times.

  • The total remained UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 6 of the Blue Jays’ last 7 matches at home.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays are 0-6 SU in their last 6 matches at home against Baltimore.

Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays. The MLB pick for this game is the Baltimore Orioles. Baltimore has won 14 of its past 20 games, including six of their last seven encounters with Toronto. Baltimore also triumphed in each of their last five road contests versus Toronto. Bo Bichette, who finished second on the team in both home runs and RBI and led the Blue Jays in batting average for the whole season, might not take the field. Bichette departed Monday’s game against Baltimore due to a knee injury.

Baltimore’s starting pitcher, Grayson Rodriguez, has had two excellent outings. Over 12 innings, the right-hander has given up six hits, two runs, 10 strikeouts, and four walks. Baltimore emerged victorious in both games. Toronto’s starter Yusei Kikuchi pitched masterfully in his previous two appearances, giving up only one run in 11–13 innings. But when Toronto lost to Baltimore twice this season, the southpaw from Toronto took the mound. In 9 and 13 innings this year, Kikuchi gave up 5 runs against Baltimore. With a score of 5-4, the Baltimore Orioles will triumph.

MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM ET

Location: Rogers Centre, CAN

Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2023

TV: Sportsnet

MLB Odds: Baltimore Orioles +110

MLB Totals: 8.5


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