Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 17, 2024

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Jun 17, 2024 6:11 AM
On Monday, June 17, 2024, the Toronto Blue Jays, with a 35-36 overall record and a 18-16 home record, are set to face off against the Boston Red Sox, who boast a 37-35 overall record and a 19-15 road record, at the Rogers Centre at 7:07 PM.
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Red Sox vs Blue Jays starting pitchers

  • Yusei Kikuchi for Toronto Blue Jays
  • Nick Pivetta for Boston Red Sox

Red Sox vs Blue Jays statistics

Stat Red Sox Blue Jays
Hits 620 (5th) 541 (26th)
Batting Average .252 (7th) .232 (22nd)
Runs Batted In 318 (9th) 263 (25th)
Runs 332 (11th) 278 (26th)
Home Runs 74 (Tied-14th) 58 (Tied-27th)
Walks 233 (11th) 245 (6th)
Stolen Bases 69 (5th) 37 (Tied-22nd)
Strikeouts 695 (3rd) 497 (29th)
Pitches 10777 (5th) 10321 (20th)

Toronto Blue Jays recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/16/24 vs Cleveland Guardians W 7-6
6/15/24 vs Cleveland Guardians W 5-0
6/14/24 vs Cleveland Guardians L 3-1
6/12/24 @ Milwaukee Brewers L 5-4
6/11/24 @ Milwaukee Brewers W 3-0

Boston Red Sox recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/16/24 vs New York Yankees W 9-3
6/15/24 vs New York Yankees W 8-4
6/14/24 vs New York Yankees L 8-1
6/13/24 vs Philadelphia Phillies W 9-3
6/12/24 vs Philadelphia Phillies W 8-6

Red Sox vs Blue Jays predictions

Heading into the game at Rogers Centre, the Boston Red Sox are looking sharp, and some key players are expected to make significant contributions. For starters, Rafael Devers is on a hot streak, maintaining a solid batting average this season and forecasted to bring his A-game with a few crucial hits likely to drive in runs. Bobby Dalbec also shows promise of packing a punch, given his ability to hit home runs, making him someone to keep an eye on. Jarren Duran’s speed could turn the tide with strategic base-stealing, putting additional pressure on the Blue Jays' defense.

On the flip side, the Toronto Blue Jays have firepower of their own. Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. consistently deliver, with Guerrero's bat particularly menacing this season. With his keen eye and strong swing, Guerrero is expected to be a major thorn in the side of Boston’s pitchers. In addition, Daulton Varsho, with his combination of home run potential and versatility, could make noteworthy plays both at the plate and in the field. These Blue Jays players are expected to bring their best to counteract the Red Sox's lineup effectively.

Considering the form and potential impact players on both sides, this match-up is expected to be tightly contested. However, given the strategic depth and the slightly more consistent hitting from key players like Devers and Dalbec, the Boston Red Sox might have the edge in this encounter. The Blue Jays will put up a formidable fight, especially with strong hitters like Guerrero in their ranks, but the Red Sox’s knack for crucial plays could see them squeak out a win in what promises to be an exhilarating game. Fans should brace themselves for an intense showdown.

Toronto Blue Jays injuries

  • Bo Bichette (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Payton Henry (C): Day-To-Day
  • Yimi Garcia (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Jordan Romano (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Luis De Los Santos (3B): Day-To-Day

Boston Red Sox injuries

  • Romy Gonzalez (SS): 10-Day-IL
  • Dalton Guthrie (LF): Day-To-Day
  • Chris Martin (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Roberto Perez (C): Day-To-Day
  • Wilyer Abreu (RF): 10-Day-IL

Red Sox vs Blue Jays game info

Venue Rogers Centre
Location Toronto, Ontario
First pitch Mon 7:07 PM

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