AL East Matchup Could Mix Things Up or Widen Gap
After a 6-2 game where the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox on the back of Bo Bichette’s grand slam, the AL East foes still have three more MLB games remaining in the series.
So far this year, the Blue Jays have had the Red Sox number, and the Red Sox are underperforming their expectations.
See if Toronto’s hot bats can continue to beat up on the Red Sox pitching staff.
Let’s dive into the MLB picks, stats, stories, and MLB odds for the second game of the series between the Red Sox and the Blue Jays.
Let’s check the latest NHL lines, stats, injury reports, and NHL odds for Red Sox vs Blue Jays. We have plenty of NHL picks and predictions.
Red Sox Offense Unable to Produce
The Boston Red Sox offense has not been able to produce runs the way that it had hoped for so far this season. Monday night was no exception. They squandered a very good start by Nathan Eovaldi, who went seven innings, scattering five hits and allowing only two runs to a hot Blue Jays lineup.
This series is a very important one for the Red Sox as it could do one of two things. It could help them rise in the AL East standings or sink them. They have three games remaining to turn things around against their foes.
They will send Nick Pivetta to the mound in game two of the series. Pivetta has struggled so far this season, starting 0-3 with a 10.03 ERA and only ten strikeouts in 11.2 innings of work so far.
His last start was also against the Blue Jays, and they had his number, touching him up for five runs in four innings. He will need to find a way to keep the Blue Jays hitters at bay.
Blue Jays Continue to Beat Up on AL East Foes
In the young season, the Toronto Blue Jays have played eight of their 17 games against the Yankees and Red Sox, winning six of them. With three more games in this series against the Red Sox, who they beat 6-2 on Monday night, the Blue Jays could solidify themselves as the front runners in the AL East.
Thanks to the first career grand slam from Bo Bichette, the young shortstop snapped out of a mild slump and propelled the Blue Jays on to a win.
The Blue Jays’ bats continue to be hot and are scoring runs at the right time. Their pitching staff has been strong all season long, and while they don’t have a true ace, each guy is doing his job well.
Look for the Blue Jays to be riding a high after winning in grand fashion Monday night. They will be trying to put the pedal to the metal against Nick Pivetta, who they beat around the park quite well in their previous meeting this year.
Red Sox vs Blue Jays Head-to-Head
Even in the young 2022 season, Tuesday night will be the fifth game between the Red Sox and Blue Jays this year. The Blue Jays currently hold a 3-1 season series lead and are looking to tack on more tallies to the win column.
Nick Pivetta is trying to rebound from a rough outing the last time out against the Blue Jays when he gave up five runs. Kevin Gausman will look to repeat his last performance, which was against the Red Sox, in which he spun eight great innings and picked up the win.
Red Sox vs Blue Jays Game Information
- Game: Red Sox (7-10) vs Blue Jays (11-6)
- Location: Rogers Centre, Toronto ON
- Day/Time: Tuesday, April 26th, 7:07 p.m. ET
- Red Sox vs Blue Jays Live stream: MLB.tv
Take a Look at the Other 2 Picks for this MLB Series
Red Sox vs Blue Jays Betting Lines
Red Sox vs Blue Jays Prediction
With the Las Vegas odds taking many things into account, the Blue Jays are heavy favorites at -185. And while the Red Sox are +165 underdogs, going with a moneyline bet in this game is not looking like a good stance to take.
With the MLB lines and the way the Blue Jays are scoring runs in bunches while matching up against a pitcher they have already hit well once this year, a good line to take is the Blue Jays’ run line of +1 1/2 +115.
When you bet online, take the Blue Jays runline at -1 1/2 +115 in Tuesday’s game.