Arizona Diamondbacks vs Toronto Blue Jays
Arizona Diamondbacks (32-32) vs Toronto Blue Jays ( 23-40)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 3:07 PM ( Rogers Centre)
Zach Greinke (6-2, 3.09 ERA) vs Aaron Sanchez ( 3-6, 3.96 ERA)
Line: Toronto Blue Jays +130 / Arizona Diamondbacks – 150 –Over/ Under 8.5
Arizona Diamondbacks Preview
The Diamondbacks come into this game in fourth place in the NL West with a 32-32 record.The Diamondbacks will look to build on their 8-2 win on Friday. The win was a combination of players offensively.
Kevin Cron led the D-Backs with a home run and three RBIs, while David Peralta went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs and Carson Kelly had a solo homer. Christian Walker went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI while Eduardo Escobar chipped in an RBI to round out Arizona’s scoring as a team in the win. Eduardo Escobar has been leading the Arizona Diamondbacks offense this season with 15 HR, and 49 RBIs, along with David Peralta who’s hit 8 HR, 34 RBIs with a AVG of .309. Zach Greinke enters today with 6-2, and a 3.09 ERA in 13 starts. In 11 career outings against the Blue Jays Greinke has a 3-4 record with a 4.45 ERA. Greinke has been experiencing stiffness in his neck, during his previous start and lasted just four innings in a lackluster outing against the Mets.
Toronto Blue Jays Preview
The Blue Jays are coming off of a loss on Friday, and have a 23-40 record. They are currently 4th in the AL East. Teoscar Hernandez had a solo home run while Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had a pair of hits. Randal Grichuk and Freddy Galvis each had base hits as well in the defeat as Toronto mustered up just five hits as a team in the loss. After being called up Guerrero Jr has been playing very well.Guerrero Jr. has picked things up after a slow start. He hit .256 with six home runs and 12 RBIs during the month of May and he’s hitting .333 with two home runs and five RBIs over the last seven days. Aaron Sanchez comes into this game with a 3-6 record with a 3.95 ERA over 13 starts. Sanchez has continued to battle through an array of finger issues, with blisters, broken nails and avulsions among the problems that have seen him make early exits from games this season.
Cover the Spread 365 Betting Trends
Diamondbacks are 6-0 in Greinke’s last 6 Saturday starts.
Diamondbacks are 32-13 in Greinke’s last 45 starts vs. a team with a losing record.
Diamondbacks are 10-4 in their last 14 interleague road games vs. a team with a losing record.
Toronto Blue Jays
Blue Jays are 1-6 in Sanchez’s last 7 starts
Blue Jays are 1-6 in their last 7 interleague games.
Blue Jays are 0-5 in their last 5 Saturday games.
For tonight’s game I’m going with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Blue Jays might have the home advantage, but the Blue Jays have been shaky with Sanchez on the mound lately. And the offense have had trouble stringing offense and wins together. Even though Greinke has been dealing with neck stiffness lately, the Diamondbacks as a whole have been playing the better baseball lately.
Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks