Baseball Betting – Tanaka Takes His Turn Against Blue Jays

  • Updated: June 17, 2014
  • By Charles Jay

    If you recall, the Toronto Blue Jays had made some very bold personnel moves last season that made them a “chic” choice of pundits and baseball bettors to win the American League East. Things didn’t quite turn out that way for them, but the Blue Jays’ fortunes have certainly come around in 2014, as they lead the division. The New York Yankees are trying to give chase, despite the fact that the starting rotation has been ravaged by injuries. These clubs will meet up at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, with game time slated for 7:10 PM ET on Tuesday night.

    The Jays have recently inserted rookie right-hander Marcus Stroman into the rotation, and they have been somewhat encouraged by what they’ve seen, so perhaps his 5.18 ERA is a little deceiving. As far as rookies are concerned, however, you’d have to go a long way to find someone who has broken out of the chute as explosively as Masahiro Tanaka of the Yankees, who provides the opposition for the division leaders.

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    In the baseball betting odds that have been established on this game by the people at VietBet, the Yankees are laying a heavy price with their ace on the mound:

    New York Yankees (Tanaka – R) -172
    Toronto Blue Jays (Stroman -R) +162

    Under 8 Runs -115
    Over 8 Runs -105

    We use the term “ace” when referring to Tanaka, because it is absolutely true, but that wasn’t what the Yankees had in mind originally. They were hoping he could occupy a place in the rotation, but there was plenty of reason to believe that he would be the #4 or #5 starter. Well, at least a couple of those guys who would have been ahead of him, CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova, have gone on the shelf, as has Michael Pineda. Tanaka has simply taken his turn in the order and has been sensational more often than not. He’s 10-1 with a 2.02 ERA, and ChineseBookie customers can sense that he is going to be in the conversation for the Cy Young Award deep into the season.

    In Japan, he was 24-0 last season, which helped inspire the bidding process in the first place, and so he is now 34-1 since the beginning of 2013. He has lowered his earned run average over the course of his last four starts, all of which have been victories. And he struck out eleven Seattle Mariners in winning last Wednesday. Baseball bettors can be almost certain that the Yankees are going to have a chance at least once every five days.

    Toronto, which leads the Yankees and Baltimore Orioles by 4.5 games in the AL East (after splitting four games with the O’s in a weekend series), is a potent offensive team, scoring 4.7 runs a game. But Tanaka has tamed the Blue Jays already, as they provided the opposition for his major league debut on April 4, in which he gave up two runs in seven innings. ChineseBookie patrons are well aware that New York is going to try to get going again; the Bronx Bombers had swept Seattle and then won their first game at Oakland before dropping two in a row, including a 10-5 defeat on Sunday as Vidal Nuno, one of the pitchers who has gotten an opportunity due to the staff’s injuries, was chased after three innings and eight earned runs.

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    Baseball Betting - Tanaka Takes His Turn Against Blue Jays
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    In the baseball betting odds that have been established on this game at ChineseBookie, the Yankees are laying a heavy price with their ace on the mound.
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