The Baltimore Orioles are approaching a season of more than 100 losses and are looking forward to any signs of brightness, and The Dark Knight Matt Harvey has been significantly better since the All-Star break and will look to lend a good start in Toronto on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Having the most losses in the AL with 14 and a 6.18 ERA is not encouraging for Harvey, but in eight starts since the break is 3-4 with a 3.53 ERA after accruing a 3-10 record with a 7.70 ERA prior, improving his strikeout-to-walk rate in the process with a 3.56 compared to 2.35 in the first part of the season.
Blue Jays starter Steven Matz, another ex-Met, is surging. In five starts in August, he posted a 1.50 ERA after not having a sub-4.00 ERA for a month the entire season. He allowed two earned runs or fewer in all five starts with just one total home run allowed across 27.2 innings.
The Blue Jays posted a 2.82 ERA in their first 18 games back at Rogers Centre with 0.7 home runs per nine innings allowed after allowing a combined 4.32 ERA with 1.6 home runs per nine innings allowed in Buffalo and Dunedin, Wednesday’s game in Toronto will feature some solid pitching.
The play: Orioles-Blue Jays total, Under 10.5 runs
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