back to HOT News

MLB Odds: Jays Playing out the String in Baltimore

by: Staff Writer - posted on: 17-Sep-2018

Just two weeks remain in what's been a forgettable season for the Toronto Blue Jays (67-82, minus-9.78 betting units). But at least they'll get three more games against the last-place Baltimore Orioles (43-106, minus-53.50 units). Wednesday's series finale begins at 7:05 PM ET on Sportsnet.

Although the starting pitchers have yet to be officially determined at press time, it looks like Sam Gaviglio (5.25 ERA) will get the nod for the Blue Jays if their rotation holds up. Gaviglio showed some promise earlier in the season, but he's thrown just one quality start since the end of June; Toronto has lost eight of his last nine outings to fall to 7-14 on the year, dropping 6.84 units along the way.

There's a hole in Baltimore's rotation for Wednesday. They have multiple options for plugging this spot; the last time it came up, rookie northpaw Luis Ortiz (15.43 ERA in 1.2 innings) was asked to open the game, but he injured his hamstring early on and had to leave Friday's 8-6 loss to the Chicago White Sox (–122 away). Whoever does start for the O's will be supported by the No. 27-ranked bullpen (4.85 ERA) in the majors.