Toronto Looking To Snap Cold Streak Against Cleveland
We will have some baseball on Saturday as the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Cleveland Guardians in the second game of this doubleheader. The Blue Jays will have right-hander Ross Stripling on the mound and he is coming off a no-decision against the New York Yankees, where he went four innings and allowed two runs on six hits with no walks and three strikeouts.
The Guardians are sending young righty Triston McKenzie. He defeated the Oakland Athletics last time, pitching 6.1 scoreless innings and giving up four hits with a hit by pitch, a walk, and seven strikeouts. We are going to give you some MLB odds to determine the best bets for this game.
Blue Jays Need To Bounce Back
The Toronto Blue Jays are trying to take that next step after a big offseason to make them deeper as a team. This lineup has done well in the early portion of this season as their .706 OPS is 10th in MLB. First baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is currently 27-for-93 with seven homers and 19 RBIs while drawing 11 walks and 21 strikeouts.
He has dominated in road games, posting a 1.214 OPS with four home runs and eight RBI in 11 road games. Betting on this offense has provided some solid MLB picks.
According to his Baseball Savant numbers, Stripling is in the 85th percentile in average exit velocity.
Guardians of the Offense
The Cleveland Guardians are looking to prove they are still a power in the AL Central. Cleveland has gotten off to a hot start at the plate with a .719 OPS as a team and has scored 4.68 runs per gamer. Third baseman Jose Ramirez is 20-for-60 with six home runs and 22 RBI with nine walks and eight strikeouts. He has a .281 batting average with a homer and seven RBI in nine home games.
McKenzie has had a good start to his 2022 season. He has only faced Toronto once in his career and picked up the loss as he went seven innings and allowed three runs on five hits with no walks and four strikeouts. He is a pitcher that can play well and give some solid MLB lines.
Blue Jays vs Guardians Head-to-Head
This is the first series of the year between these teams, but they did begin this four-game set on Thursday with a 6-5 Cleveland home win. This is a four-game set, and then they play three games in Toronto from August 12-14. This definitely will affect the potential scores and odds.
Blue Jays vs Guardians Game Information
- Game: Blue Jays (16-11) vs Guardians (12-13)
- Location: Progressive Field
- Day/Time: Saturday, May 7, 6:10 p.m. ET
- Blue jays vs Guardians Live Stream: MLB TV
Blue Jays vs Guardians Betting Lines
Blue Jays vs Guardians Prediction
Cleveland has been a better hitting team. The Blue Jays are coming off a tough series against the New York Yankees and could be struggling in this doubleheader to bounce back after getting punched in the mouth. The Guardians are scoring 5.2 runs per game in their previous five games, while the Blue Jays are averaging 2.5 runs per game in their last six games. Go with the Cleveland Guardians to win at home in the second game of the doubleheader.