Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays 5-13-22

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays 5/13/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays 5/13/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Toronto Blue Jays (17-15) will be striking out batters against the Tampa Bay Rays (19-13) in the opening of the AL East Division three-game competition at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 7:10 PM ET.

 

Toronto comes into this match-up facing Tampa Bay on Friday after losing a quick two-game set versus the Yankees by a sweep. The Blue Jays bowed to the Bronx Bombers at 5-6 & 3-5 in that order.

 

Toronto fell to 3rd place at 17-15 in the American League East Division with a .531 team percentage and 6 games behind first-place after collecting 123 runs while wasting 136 for a -13 run difference this season.

 

DH George Springer earned a one-run score with a walk and an RBI in leading the Jays in the closing match while starter José Berrios finished 5.1 innings of the pitch while surrendering 5 hits, 5 earned runs, and one BB but rung up 4 hitters in the losing effort.

 

The leaders for Toronto batters are 1B Valdimir Guerrero Jr. with a .286 batting average, an OBP at .364, and a team-high 19 RBIs while CF George Springer led in home runs with 7 and SS Bo Bichette is the leader in hits made for the Blue Jays with 34 on the season.

 

Toronto will be assigning right-hander Kevin Gausman to start the series opener versus Tampa Bay on Friday. Gausman marked a 3-1 record with 2.13 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 46 strikeouts while giving away 37 hits and one walk for 38.0 innings in his career starts in the majors.

 

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Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 5/13/2022

 

The Tampa Bay Rays managed to prevent a series sweep after beating the Los Angeles Angels at 4-2 in the final match on Wednesday.

 

Tampa Bay is in 2nd place at 19-13 in the American League East Division with a team percentage at .594 and 4 contests behind first place after tallying 147 runs while surrendering 140 for a run difference of -3 on the year.

 

In their recent win, CF Kevin Kiermaier led the offense for the Rays with two runs on one hit and one RBI. Starter Shane McClanahan finished 7.0 innings with only 3 hits and one free base conceded but fanned out 11 hitters of the Angels in the victory.

 

SS Wander Franco nailed a team-high 38 hits and averaged .304 at the plate in leading Tampa Bay while RF Manuel Margot made 20 RBIs in leading his team.

 

First Baseman Yandy Diaz led the Rays with an on-base percentage of .391 this season. Right-handed Pitcher Drew Rasmussen will be posting on the hill to start game 1 of a series against Toronto on Friday.

 

The righty posted a 3-1 record with 2.89 ERA and a WHIP at 0.96 while adding 26 dingers and giving up 20 hits, 7 bases on balls, and 2 home runs in 28.0 innings pitched in the regular season. 

 

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays. The MLB Pick for this contest is Toronto -141. The Blue Jays had difficulty in winning games recently but Toronto will be sending their ace pitcher on the mound on Friday.

 

Starter Kevin Gausman made a strong start at 3-1 with a 2.13 ERA in his belt and he controlled the ball with only one walk granted in 38.0 innings pitched. Prediction: The Toronto Blue Jays will win at 5-2.      

 

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Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays 5/13/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET

 

Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL

 

Date: Friday, May 13, 2022

 

TV: BSUN, BSFL  

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Toronto Blue Jays -141            

           

MLB Totals: 7

 

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