Marco Estrada (1-2, 2.64 ERA) takes the mound for the Toronto Blue Jays (16-16) as they go up against Ross Stripling (0-2, 4.33 ERA) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (15-15) in the last of a three-game series at the Rogers Centre. The Dodgers won the last game 6-2, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game gets underway at 1:07 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 8 and will air on SNLA and RSN.
In his last start, Estrada pitched 6.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out three and walking one in a 3-1 victory over the Rangers. Josh Donaldson (.277, 30 Rs, 9 HRs, 21 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Dodgers were unsuccessful the last time Stripling pitched. He did not do well, pitching 4.2 innings, giving up five runs, striking out six and walking two in a 5-2 loss to the Padres. Joc Pederson (.276, 15 Rs, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Toronto -175 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is 8.5 at the moment.
Predictions: SU Winner - TOR
Toronto recorded at least two errors for the third time this season.
The Blue Jays are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Dodgers have a 5-4 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Dodgers are 2-12. The Blue Jays have a 4-11 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 28th in home runs, Los Angeles has hit 22 this season. Toronto ranks seventh with 37 home runs.
Ranking 25th, Toronto is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.72 per game. Los Angeles ranks in the bottom half at 17th with 8.23.
Ranking 23rd, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.690). Toronto ranks in the bottom half at 17th with an OPS of .720.
The Dodgers are 4-11 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Blue Jays are 10-10 when they allow at least one homer.