Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Guardians Picks and Predictions June 15th 2024

Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Guardians MLB Sat, Jun 15, 15:07 pm.
Toronto Blue Jays
ML: -125
5
0
Cleveland Guardians
ML: 105
-

Guardians Aim to Maintain Winning Road Formvs. Jays

During their road trip, the Cleveland Guardians hope to maintain their strong performance away from home and secure a series win against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon.

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Recent Performance

Guardians’ Success

The Guardians began the three-game series against the Blue Jays with a 3-1 win on Friday evening. This victory improved their current road trip record to 4-2, with two games remaining before it concludes on Sunday.

Pitching Dominance

Cleveland’s pitching staff was key to their victory, holding Toronto to just three hits. Starter Logan Allen pitched five- plus innings, allowing all three hits and three walks. The bullpen then shut down Toronto, allowing only one walk while striking out five over four innings.

Offensive Highlights

Will Brennan was a standout for the Guardians, hitting a solo home run, his sixth of the season, and adding a double and two runs.” He is swinging at the right pitches, and tonight he squared a couple balls up,” Cleveland manager Stephen Vogt said of Brennan.” When Will’s on the fastball, he is a really good hitter, and that limits the chase, and you start to see the hard contact.”

Upcoming Matchup

Guardians’ Starter Carlos Carrasco

The Guardians will start right- hander Carlos Carrasco( 2- 5,5.50 ERA) on Saturday. Carrasco has a solid track record against the Blue Jays, with a 4- 1 record and a4.66 ERA in nine career games( eight starts) against them. However, he hasn’t faced Toronto since 2019.

Blue Jays’ Struggles

The Blue Jays have faced offensive challenges despite making recent changes to their lineup and roster. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is currently struggling, having not gotten a hit in his past 17 at-bats. Toronto had not yet revealed who would be their starting pitcher for Saturday morning as of early Saturday.

Blue Jays’ Roster Moves

Recent Changes

The Blue Jays have been actively tinkering with their roster. Before the series opener, they recalled utility player Addison Barger from Triple- A Buffalo and designated DH Daniel Vogelbach for assignment. Barger didn’t play on Friday. In his previous stint with Toronto this season, Barger hit 1- for- 18 in five games. In Buffalo, he hit.256/.380/.467 with eight home runs and 34 RBIs in 50 games.

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Manager John Schneider’s Comments

” You will see him in the outfield, you will see him at third,” Blue Jays manager John Schneider said regarding Barger.” Hopefully there is a enough good runway for him to be in there against right- handed pitching.”

Vogelbach’s Performance

Vogelbach struggled this season, batting.186/.278/.300 with one home run and eight RBIs in 79 plate appearances across 31 games. The Blue Jays also recalled Spencer Horwitz last weekend and traded Cavan Biggio to the Los Angeles Dodgers after designating him for assignment.

Tactical Insights

Guardians’ Approach

The Guardians will look to continue their winning ways by maintaining their pitching dominance and staking on their offensive opportunities. With Carrasco’s positive track record against Toronto, they’ve a solid chance to extend their road success.

Blue Jays’ Strategy

The Blue Jays need to find a way to stimulate their offense. Schneider has been trying different lineup configurations, indeed sitting veteran players to give younger talents like Horwitz and Barger more opportunities.” It’s a good problem to have if everyone’s performing,” Schneider said.” You pick and choose your spots.”

Conclusion

Saturday’s game between the Cleveland Guardians and the Toronto Blue Jays is pivotal for both teams. The Guardians are aiming to secure a series victory and continue their successful road trip, while the Blue Jays seek to overcome their obnoxious struggles and ameliorate their standing. The strategies employed by both directors and the performances of crucial players will be vital in determining the outcome of this important MLB matchup.

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Sat, Jun 15, 09:55 am.
spread
moneyline
over/under
Toronto Blue Jays
-1.5
165
-125
O 8
-110
Cleveland Guardians
+1.5
-200
105
U 8
-110
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