The Red Sox and the Blue Jays will meet for the finale of this series this afternoon from Fenway. All up to date odds and trends for this matchup can be seen at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Red Sox kept from falling into last place yesterday when they beat the Blue Jays Tuesday night. They were led on offense by David Ortiz and Adrian Gonzalez as they amassed five runs on nine hits in all. Today the Red Sox will pitch John Lester for a chance to win the series. Lester has had a subpar season thus far letting of 102 hits in 94 innings of work for a 4.48 ERA eight.
The Blue Jays fell to the Red Sox last night and will be looking to rebound this afternoon. They will turn to Ricky Romero who has not lost in his last seven starts even though he hasn’t pitched particularly well during that stretch. Romero has allowed 82 hits in 95 innings of work which is solid, but has just posted a 4.34 ERA this season.
Boston is 5-0 in their last five games against a left handed starter, 7-2 in their last nine home games, and 6-13 in Lester’s last 19 starts. Toronto is 4-1 in their last five games following a loss, 5-14 in their last 19 games as an underdog, and 22-6 in Romero’s last 28 starts. Boston has won eight of the last 11 meetings of these two in Boston.
We actually really like Romero and if you can keep his walks under control he should have a lot of success today vs. Boston. The number in this game is too high for us especially since it’s a getaway day, so we will take the Under for total runs scored in this game at best online sportsbooks.