Runs may be hard to come by in this one as Colby Lewis (2-0, 3.20 ERA) and the Texas Rangers (20-16) go up against Marco Estrada (1-2, 2.39 ERA) and the Toronto Blue Jays (19-18) in the second of a three-game series at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Blue Jays won the last game 5-0, and Toronto leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 8:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 14 and will air on FSSW and RSN.
In his last start, Lewis pitched 7.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out five and walking one in an 8-4 loss to the White Sox. Rougned Odor (.297, 26 Rs, 7 HRs, 21 RBIs, 5 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Blue Jays were unsuccessful against the Dodgers 4-2 the last time Estrada pitched. He went 7.0 innings, giving up one run, striking out eight and walking two. Michael Saunders (.321, 17 Rs, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs) has been hitting the ball well, going 2 for 4 yesterday.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Blue Jays -140 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is 9 at the moment.
The Blue Jays are 4-1 against the Rangers this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - TOR
Toronto won its last game in a shutout, its third of the season. Texas has been shut out two times this season.
The Rangers didn't score any runs in their last game. The Blue Jays have a 3-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they are outhit, the Blue Jays are 4-13. The Rangers have a 6-13 record when opponents outhit them.
Texas ranks in the bottom half of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 35 this season. Toronto ranks in the top half at 11th with 42.
Ranking 23rd, Toronto is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.78 per game. Texas ranks in the top half at 11th with 8.75.
Texas and Toronto both rank in the bottom half of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. Texas sits at 16th with an OPS of .728, and Toronto ranks 19th with an OPS of .711.
When the Blue Jays allow at least one home run, they are 10-11, well-matched with the Rangers who are 12-14 when allowing at least one homer.