SAN DIEGO vs. TORONTO 5/26/2019 MLB Odds, Pick & Preview

The SAN DIEGO and the TORONTO will both be gunning for a victory on 5/26/2019 at 1:07 PM when they meet in a game matchup.

SAN DIEGO vs TORONTO
GAME: San Diego Padres (28-24) at Toronto Blue Jays (20-32)
DATE/TIME: Sunday, May 26 – 1:07 PM EST
WHERE: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario

ROT TEAM PS OU RL
975 SAN DIEGO 8 (105)
(115)
8 (-110) -125
115
976 TORONTO

TV: 1:07 p.m. ET, FS San Diego, Sportsnet, Sportsnet One, TVA, OMNI (Toronto)
LINE: 115
PREDICTION: Padres 3, Blue Jays 2

Oddsmakers currently have the TORONTO listed as 115 point favorites versus the SAN DIEGO, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.

The hype train was churning at full steam last month when the Toronto Blue Jays called up Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the top prospect in baseball. San Diego has a pretty fair rookie of its own in right-hander Chris Paddack, who entered the weekend with the third-lowest ERA in the majors and will take the mound as the Padres go for a three-game sweep in Toronto on Sunday afternoon.

While Paddack has been a revelation for San Diego, the offense has earned the headlines versus the Blue Jays by mashing 10 homers, including a franchise-record seven in Saturday’s 19-4 romp that pushed the team’s winning streak to five games. Austin Hedges broke open Saturday’s matchup with a grand slam – his second homer in as many days – and Hunter Renfroe went deep twice among his four hits to give him three blasts and six RBIs in the series. While the Padres came up one run shy of tying the club record, Toronto has been outscored 39-14 during a four-game slide to fall to 6-18 in its last 24 contests. Justin Smoak has homered in three of the past four games and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went deep for the second straight day for the Blue Jays, who will take a 9-18 home record into the series finale.

Tony’s Pick TEAM
SAN DIEGO -125

PITCHING MATCHUP: Padres RH Chris Paddack (4-2, 1.93 ERA) vs. Blue Jays RH Marcus Stroman (2-6, 2.81)

Paddack bounced back from his worst start of the season with a superb effort last time out, beating Arizona on Monday by striking out seven and permitting one run along with five hits over six innings. Not only is he holding opposing batters to a .156 average, but the 23-year-old has the lowest ERA through his first nine starts of any pitcher in franchise history. Paddack, who has registered 56 strikeouts against only 11 walks over 51 1/3 innings, has made four road starts and is 1-1 with a 2.75 ERA.

Stroman earned his first victory in more than a month Tuesday, overcoming a season-worst six walks to limit Boston to one run and five hits over six innings. That ended a five-start winless drought for the former first-round draft pick, who also turned in a strong effort in his previous outing with six innings of two-run ball (one earned) in a no-decision at the Chicago White Sox. Eric Hosmer is 4-for-11 against Stroman, who is 1-4 in seven starts at Rogers Centre despite a stellar 2.43 ERA.

WALK-OFFS

1. Hosmer is 7-for-15 with two homers, six RBIs and six runs scored during a four-game hitting streak.

2. Guerrero is 0-for-11 in the last three games.

3. Padres 1B/OF Wil Myers broke out of a 2-for-24 rut with two homers and four RBIs Saturday.

PREDICTION: Padres 3, Blue Jays 2

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