MLB Prime Time: Blue Jays vs AthleticsPublished August 12, 2015 by Sol FH
The Toronto Blue Jays go for ten wins in-a-row tonight, live at 23:00 GMT against the Oakland Athletics.
To say that making big time deals a few weeks ago was a questionable move for the Jays would be ridiculous. Since making major acquisitions like star pitcher David Price, Toronto have gone on a ten-game win streak, including a series sweep of the New York Yankees, currently in first place in the AL East Division. The Jays were eight games behind the Yankees just two weeks ago, but have come within 0.5 games of taking over command of the division.
The Jays hosted the Athletics at Roger’s stadium in the first game of the best-of-three series and ended up beating them 4-2. Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison finally made it to the eighth inning and Roberto Osuna came in to record his eleventh save. The Jays are on a tear for the second time this season. In fact, this is the first time in franchise history that they have recorded two streaks of nine games in a single season.
The Athletics are in dead last in the AL West and do not look like the team of a few years ago. The problem is a mix of unfortunate defense and offense not living up to the needs of the competitive American League. They will need to count on their new ace Aaron Brooks (1.0, 1.26 ERA in two starts for the A’s) to get them a win tonight, but it will be very hard with the Canadian fans at Rogers Stadium.
The Blue Jays are starting their 40 year old knuckle baller, R.A. Dickey on the mound. The Jays have been an incredible 4-0 in Dickey’s last starts and he has already lowered his ERA by .60.
Online MLB Betting Markets at bet365
Baseball is one of the most covered sports by bet365 Sportsbook. In fact, they offer live streaming of tonight’s game to all registered players and live in-play props throughout the game. The Jays are big time favorites tonight at 1.42, while the struggling A’s are at 2.90.