Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays 5-23-2023

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays 5/23/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays 5/23/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Toronto Blue Jays will go against the Tampa Bay Rays in MLB action in Tropicana Field, FL, on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at 6:40 PM ET.


The Blue Jays are on a four-game losing streak after being swept by the Orioles over the weekend.


Despite being three games over .500, Toronto’s 8-3 defeat to Baltimore in extra innings on Sunday left them in last place in the AL East.


A reliever, Yimi Garcia (1-2), took the loss after allowing five earned runs in two and third innings in the top of the eleventh. 


Tuesday will mark Jose Berrios’ 10th start of the year for Toronto. This season, Berrios has a record of 3-4, a 4.61 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and 52 strikeouts in 52.2 innings thrown.


The two-time all-star struggled the past two seasons with Toronto, but throughout his eight-year MLB career, he has a record of 75-58 with a 4.26 ERA.


Bo Bichette at shortstop and ace Vlad Guerrero Jr. at first base drive Toronto’s offense. Guerrero Jr. has seven home runs, 27 RBI, and a .294 average.


The Blue Jays are batting .256, averaging 4.6 runs per game, and are eighth in the MLB regarding stolen bases.


Blue Jays bullpen pitchers made 51 appearances in high-leverage situations and came into the game 57 times with runners on base.


The relief relievers are 15th in the league with 25 holds this season. The Blue Jays bullpen pitched in 42 save situations and has a save percentage of 70.6%.


They made 12 saves so far this year, but only 5 of their 17 chances to make stops were successful.


Of the 83 base runners the bullpen pitchers inherited this season, 24.1% scored. This season, the Blue Jays sent 158 relievers to the mound.


  • The total went OVER in 6 of Toronto’s last nine matches.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays are 0-5 SU in their last five matches.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays are 4-2 SU in their last six matches against Tampa Bay.

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Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 5/23/2023


With a 6-4 defeat in Sunday’s series finale, the Rays could not sweep the Milwaukee Brewers over the weekend.


Josh Lowe’s three-run home ball in the right field helped Tampa Bay tie the score at 3-3 in the fourth inning, but the Rays responded by scoring three runs of their own in the top of the fifth.


Since May 9, this was Tampa Bay’s first defeat by more than one run. With a record of 34-14, Tampa Bay continues to lead baseball, and they had one of the finest home starts in MLB history.


This season, they have the second-best record through 25 games at Tropicana Field (21-4) since 1901. Despite this, the Orioles are only 2.5 games behind them in the AL East rankings.


The Rays showed a potent mix of top pitching and powerful offense this year. The lowest opponents’ batting average in the MLB, .215, is being held by Tampa Bay’s pitching staff on the mound.


Tuesday’s start for Tampa Bay is set to be Taj Bradley’s fifth of the season; the 22-year-old rookie is 3-0 with a 3.54 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP to start his career.


In 20.1 innings pitched, he has 27 punchouts while walking only four times.


The Rays have a staff FIP of 3.98 and a club WHIP of 1.155 thus far this year. The ratio of walks to strikeouts for this team is at 8.50 (403 strikeouts to 150 free passes).


With 342, they hold the top staff spot in MLB for total hits allowed. They allowed 45 long balls and 3.51 runs per nine innings, which ranks first in MLB.


The Tampa Bay pitching staff surrendered 166 runs this season while sporting a 3.38 team ERA (160 earned runs surrendered).


  • The total went OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay’s last 11 matches.
  • The total went OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last nine matches against Toronto.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last five matches at home.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays. The MLB pick for this game is the Tampa Bay Rays. In their 3,777 innings on the field, the Blue Jays turned 69.8% of balls in play into outs, ranking them 11th in professional baseball.


The Toronto Blue Jays were responsible for 1,259 putouts, 376 assists, and 25 mistakes for the season. They rank 19th in professional baseball for fielding percentage (.985) and have 36 double plays. 


In his three appearances against Tampa Bay last season, the Rays dominated Berrios, hammering him for ten runs in 13.1 innings.


But earlier this year, Berrios defeated the Rays in five innings, allowing only one run to record his first victory of 2023.


Over the past couple of years, Berrios was highly erratic, but this year, most of his setbacks occurred on the road, where he is 1-3 with a 6.67 ERA.


That won’t work well against a team with the greatest offense in the league and is 21-4 at home this season.


On paper, Toronto’s lineup has a lot of parts, but the team did not hit well enough to believe it will be able to score enough runs to save Berrios. The Tampa Bay Rays will win to a predicted score of 6-4.


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Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays 5/23/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:45 PM ET


Location: Tropicana Field, FL


Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023


TV: Bally Sports Sun


MLB Odds: Toronto Blue Jays +117


MLB Totals: 8.5


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