The newly crowned AL East leaders are going to be taking the diamond for MLB betting action on Wednesday night in the Great White North, where the Baltimore Orioles will face the Toronto Blue Jays.
Doesn’t it sort of feel like manifest destiny for the Orioles right now? It feels like they are gaining a game on the New York Yankees every single day, and they are now level with the Bronx Bombers a week into September. Needless to say, there is a baseball fever that is starting to sweep the city of Baltimore, and coming home this weekend for a series with the Yanks with the division lead on the line has to be exciting. That being said, there is some business to tend to first, and that involves Miguel Gonzalez getting the ball against the Jays on Wednesday. The righty came out in the Bronx last week and absolutely startled the Yankees, throwing seven shutout innings, allowing just four hits and a walk. This is the type of performance that we have grown accustomed to seeing out of these young Baltimore pitchers, and Gonzalez is going to have to be special once again to get the O’s in the win column again this week.
We haven’t seen a heck of a lot out of the Jays that we have liked of late, save for of course, when they started this bad New York run by going into Yankee Stadium and taking two out of three. However, the man that is going to get the ball on Wednesday, Brandon Morrow, has been a bright spot for sure. A former first round draft pick, Morrow has the talent to be one of the best pitchers in the bigs. He has battled some injuries this year, including one that landed him on the DL for the better part of two and a half months in June. Still, Morrow is 8-5 in 15 starts this year, and he has a 2.93 ERA. Morrow already has three complete game shutouts to his credit, but of course, all three of those came before his stint on the DL. The righty has a win and a loss since that point, losing to these Orioles after allowing four runs in 4.2 innings of work, and beating the Tampa Bay Rays after going 6.2 strong frames and allowing just one run five days ago.
This is a game that just screams for some runs, though. We love what the Orioles are doing, and we wouldn’t be all that surprised if they ended up scratching out a whole bunch of runs here when they need it, but Toronto will get its share as well. Gonzalez isn’t going to keep throwing zeroes on the board left and right. Bank on some runs on Wednesday night. Baltimore 8 – Toronto 5