Toronto Blue Jays VS Tampa Bay Rays

MLB Baseball 03:05 PM ET

Friday

08/16/2020

SNET, FS SUN

Spread: Tampa Bay Rays -1.5

Over/Under: 10.5

Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 8/16/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 8/16/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 8/16/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Toronto Blue Jays will face the Tampa Bay Rays at Sahlen Field, Buffalo, New York on Sunday, August 16, 2020 3:07 P.M, ET. This will be the 3rd game in a 3 game series for both AL teams. Game 2 was suspended after just 4 innings of play, due to rain. Both squads will finish the game at 1:00 P.M on August 16, then will proceed to this 3rd game at 3:07. The Blue Jays destroyed Tampa Bay in game 1 with a score of 12-4. Toronto is 11th in the American League with a 7-9 record, and are 4th in the AL East Division.

Toronto is now sitting on a .438 win percentage splitting their last 6 games. The squad scored a lot of runs lately with 28 in their last 3 games. The team was able to produce 4 hits in 4 innings before game 2 stopped. Chase Anderson allowed 1 run in 5 hits playing 3 of those 4 innings. Bo Bichette is Toronto’s best player for this season with 21 hits and 13 runs batted in, while Teoscar Hernandez leads the team with 7 bombs, and 13 RBIs of his own. They do make up in pitching with a 4.03 team earned run average which is 9th in the league. Matt Shoemaker will start for game 3 of the series.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays Predictions 8/16/2020

Tampa Bay made 1 run before the game was suspended, as they are set for redemption after getting dominated in game 1. Prior to that, the Rays were on a roll with 6 straight wins, while making 30 runs in their last 3 games. Austin Meadows gave the team their 1 point with a solo homer in the 3rd inning. They outhit the Blue Jays 6-4 with 5 different batters getting 1 hit for the Rays. Brandon Lowe is on fire for the Rays this season, leading the team with 23 hits, 19 RBIs, 6 home runs at .319 batting average in 20 games played. The Rays are doing well offensively with a .243 team BAA which is 14th in the league, with their whopping 111 runs in 21 games are 2nd in the majors. The Rays are now tied in 5th and 6th place with the Indians in the American League with a 12-9 record, and are 3rd in the AL East Division. Yonny Chirinos will be on the mound for the Rays in game 3.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays. MLB’s pick for the game will go to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays have Chirinos on the mound and will be in charge of damage control for the Rays. In his 2 starts this season, he only allowed a single run in a total of 8.2 innings. Shoemaker played well against the Rays in his career, but is on a slump so far this season with an ERA close to 5. The Blue Jays will have their hands full against the Ray’s high scoring capabilities. They still have 1 game to play before this one, and the Rays are expected to outlast them in game 3.

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MLB Starting Time: 3:07 PM ET

Location: Sahlen Field, Buffalo, New York

Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020

TV: SNET, FS SUN

MLB Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -1.5

MLB Total: 10.5

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