Toronto (Stroman) at San Francisco (Bumgarner) -120 O/U 7
The San Francisco Giants host the Toronto Blue Jays for the final game of a three-game series. The Blue Jays have taken the first two games of this Interleague matchup and look to sweep the Giants behind the right arm of Marcus Stroman. With both teams sending their respective aces to the hill, I project that runs will be at a premium.
Last time out Bumgarner tossed 7.1 innings, gave up only two runs, and fanned 10 in a 6-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies. At times this season the Giants lefty has not looked right, but he seemed to get it all in order in his last appearance highlighted by a season-high 16 swinging strikes. And speaking of strikeouts, after averaging only 3.8 K's per start his first five outings, Stroman has found his groove. In his last two starts, he recorded 17 strikeouts which correlated to only three earned runs allowed over 15 innings. Also on his side today is the fact that the Giants have never faced him.
The first two games in the series both featured only four runs. And starters JA Happ and Matt Cain went 8 innings yesterday leaving the bullpens rested and ready. We'll come in with a play on the under for this mid-afternoon start.