2015 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
July 18, 2015
This pick was released to clients on July 18, 2021 at 12:38PM ET.
Tampa Bay at Toronto
Saturday 07/18 01:05 PM Eastern
1 unit on Tampa Bay +133 (moneyline) (risk 1 to return 2.33) RESULT: WIN
Tampa Bay has a winning road record, and the Rays are 5-0 in Erasmo Ramirez's last five road starts. How good is this Tampa Bay pitching and defense? The Rays were one of the only teams to control the Toronto Blue Jays' bats in the first half of the season by holding them to a .198 average while winning seven of 10 games. Toronto won yesterday, but it was only the fifth time in its last 15 contests. Tampa Bay goes with talented Erasmo Ramirez (8-3, 3.63 ERA), and the Rays are 7-1 in his last eight starts. Ramirez is second on the team in wins and 6-1 in his last eight starts, allowing one or fewer runs in seven of those outings. Meanwhile, the Blue Jays are 0-6 following a win. Blue Jays aging righty R.A. Dickey (3-10, 4.87) has lost four straight starts, beginning with an outing against the Rays when he permitted three runs and eight hits over seven innings on June 23. He is 0-3 with a 6.11 ERA in three starts against them in 2015, so the wrong team is favored. Play Tampa Bay.
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