We knew in this shortened MLB season anything could happen. With mistakes being amplified and less time to right a wrong ship, this could mean that unexpected teams may make the playoffs.
The Toronto Blue Jays are a team that will be a powerhouse in years to come, but they weren’t predicted to make the postseason in 2020.
※ Current Odds Date & Time: August 31st, 11:00 A.M. (EST)
Online bookmaker 10Bet has Toronto at -1.5 (+101) on the run line.
However, 2020 is a season like no other. As it stands, Jays are fighting for a potential Wild Card berth which could come down to the wire. Today, the Blue Jays will take on the Baltimore Orioles.
Baltimore sits near the bottom of the AL East, only ahead of the Boston Red Sox. In their last 10, the Orioles are 2-8 and are currently 9 games back of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Toronto enters today’s game with an 18-14 record, winning 7 of their last 10. Toronto could challenge for the AL East crown, but right now the Wild Card seems reachable for this squad.
The trio of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Cavan Biggio, and Bo Bichette is the future of this franchise and has had an immediate impact since joining the big club. Unfortunately for the Blue Jays, Bichette is on the 10-day IL.
Orioles’ second baseman Hanser Alberto leads the team with 44 hits. The 27-year-old is batting .324 and also has 14 RBI to his name.
Baltimore lefty Keegan Akin will make his first career start today. He has previously made two relief appearances, allowing three runs.
Chase Anderson will be on the bump for Toronto. This season, Anderson owns a 3.68 ERA and has fanned 10 hitters.