There are a few cities where success is demanded more than in others. This tends to be in the cities that play home to teams with a storied history. In baseball terms, Boston has to be considered part of that club, and it’s now understandable why the natives are becoming restless. The Red Sox have finished at the bottom of the AL East for two straight seasons, and it’s beginning to take a toll on the fans who demand much, much more. Boston now has a new GM in place, and he made a huge splash in the off season by picking up David Price from the Blue Jays. That is a valuable addition to the starting rotation, and while there are still some legitimate concerns to be found in the Red Sox line-up, there is nothing that says this team cannot challenge for the division crown. They will take another shot at the Toronto Blue Jays when they host them at Fenway on Friday. This is a big divisional game, and you can wager on it at our MyBookie.ag baseball lines page.
How To Bet The Blue Jays Vs Red Sox MLB Odds, TV & Game Info
When: Friday, April 15 at 7:10 PM EST
Where: Fenway Park, Boston
Starting Pitchers: Blue Jays: R.A. Dickey (1-1) Vs Red Sox: Rick Porcello (1-0)
TV: SNET -1, NESN
MLB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Toronto Blue Jays
It’s beginning to look like déjà vu all over again for the Blue Jays (4-5), as they have once again made a less than stellar start to the season. You get the sense that there is a limited window for Toronto, as they are probably not going to be able to keep both Edwin Encrnacion and Jose Bautista after this season. Those are two of the biggest bats in the Blue Jays line-up, and losing one or both means leaving a very large hole to fill. For now, the Blue Jays are only concerned what is happening this year, and that means finding a way to start stringing some wins together. They have a chance to win their 3-game series with the Yankees on Thursday, which would set them up nicely for this one. R.A. Dickey (1-1, 8.10 ERA) will start for Toronto.
Why bet on the Boston Red Sox
It’s been a bit of an up and down first couple of weeks for the Boston Red Sox (4-4), as they have struggled to maintain any consistency early on. They did have a nice series win over the Blue Jays up in Toronto, and then managed to snap a 3-game losing skid with a win over the Orioles, which was the first loss of the season for Baltimore. Boston are putting together some nice offensive numbers, but as long as their pitching staff has an ERA hovering near the bottom of the pack, the results are going to continue to be the same. Rick Porcello (1-0, 6.00 ERA) will take to the mound for the Red Sox.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This is the second time in the early stages of the season that these two pitchers will go head to head. It was Boston who won 8-4 in the last meeting, and I think we can expect more of the same this time around.
Toronto Blue Jays 3 Boston Red Sox 6