J.A. Happ (4-0, 2.50 ERA) gets the ball for the Toronto Blue Jays (17-17) as they meet Matt Cain (0-4, 7.84 ERA) and the San Francisco Giants (17-17) in the second of a three-game series at AT&T Park. The Blue Jays won the last game 3-1, and Toronto leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 10:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 10 and will air on CSBA and RSN1.
In his last start, Cain pitched 4.0 innings, giving up eight runs (two unearned) in a 17-7 loss to the Rockies. Brandon Belt (.327, 18 Rs, 4 HRs, 21 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday. The Blue Jays were victorious over the Rangers 12-2 the last time Happ pitched. He went 7.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out five and walking one. Josh Donaldson (.268, 31 Rs, 9 HRs, 21 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Toronto -130 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 8.
So far this season, the Blue Jays are 1-0 against the Giants.
Predictions: SU Winner - SF
When leading after seven innings, San Francisco is 6-5, while Toronto is 4-9.
The Blue Jays managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Giants who are heading in with a 7-6 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Blue Jays are 11-3. The Giants have a 13-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 14th in runs, Toronto has earned 137 this season. San Francisco ranks fifth with 162 runs.
San Francisco and Toronto both rank in the top five of the league in walks. San Francisco sits at second with 135 this season and Toronto ranks fifth with 126.
When the Giants hit at least one home run, they are 10-9. When the Blue Jays hit at least one homer, they have a 14-9 record.