It’s been a strange year for the Toronto Blue Jays when it comes to their offense, as the results haven’t always lived up to what is seen on paper. Toronto has been swinging better of late, and manager Charlie Montoyo said, “Bo (Bichette) and everyone else, it was great to see the mindset this morning,” after the most recent win.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has started to step up his play as well, and he leads the team with 17 home runs and 42 RBIs. This is a Toronto lineup that is loaded with young talent, and it has taken that talent some time to get things going.
Alek Manoah is starting on Friday night, and he has been one of the best pitchers in baseball. Manoah is 8-2 with a 2.00 ERA, and he usually doesn’t need a ton of support when he is on the mound.
Brewers Continue To Beat Teams With Pitching
The Milwaukee Brewers have one of the most dominant starting rotations, and that staff keeps them in the playoff race. Milwaukee has a team ERA of 3.69, but they won’t have one of their best pitchers starting this game.
Adrian Houser will be making the start. He is 4-7 with a 4.24 ERA. Houser has had some good starts but is facing a dangerous lineup.
Rowdy Tellez has been the offensive star for Milwaukee, and he could be an All-Star. Tellez leads the team with a .249 batting average to go along with 11 home runs and 41 RBIs.
Blue Jays vs Brewers Head-to-Head
Looking at the latest scores and odds in this head-to-head meeting won’t do you a ton of good as they just don’t play enough games.
The last time that the Blue Jays and Brewers met was during the 2017 season, and they split a four-game series that year.
The Milwaukee Brewers are used to having the edge in the starting pitching matchup, but that won’t be the case in this game. Manoah has been terrific all season, and he will shut down the Milwaukee lineup.
Scoring runs has been an issue for both of these lineups at times, but the Blue Jays have the bigger bats. Making MLB picks is never easy when the teams feel evenly matched, but Toronto is clearly the better overall team.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Toronto Blue Jays -142 over the Milwaukee Brewers.
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