Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland Athletics: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 8, 2024

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Jun 8, 2024 6:11 AM
On Saturday, June 8th, the Toronto Blue Jays will travel to Oakland Coliseum to take on the Oakland Athletics in a Saturday afternoon showdown. The Athletics currently lead the series 1-0, and will look to build on their momentum in front of their home crowd. The Blue Jays, meanwhile, will aim to bounce back and even the series.
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Blue Jays vs Athletics starting pitchers

  • Luis Medina for Oakland Athletics
  • Kevin Gausman for Toronto Blue Jays

Blue Jays vs Athletics statistics

Stat Blue Jays Athletics
Hits 478 (22nd) 471 (25th)
Batting Average .234 (20th) .221 (28th)
Runs Batted In 230 (Tied-23rd) 225 (27th)
Runs 243 (Tied-24th) 236 (Tied-27th)
Home Runs 53 (25th) 74 (5th)
Walks 213 (7th) 199 (Tied-13th)
Stolen Bases 33 (Tied-23rd) 32 (25th)
Strikeouts 441 (29th) 620 (2nd)
Pitches 9098 (16th) 9266 (13th)

Oakland Athletics recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/7/24 vs Toronto Blue Jays W 2-1
6/6/24 vs Seattle Mariners L 3-0
6/5/24 vs Seattle Mariners W 2-1
6/4/24 vs Seattle Mariners L 4-3
6/2/24 @ Atlanta Braves L 3-1

Toronto Blue Jays recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/7/24 @ Oakland Athletics L 2-1
6/6/24 vs Baltimore Orioles W 6-5
6/5/24 vs Baltimore Orioles W 3-2
6/4/24 vs Baltimore Orioles L 10-1
6/3/24 vs Baltimore Orioles L 7-2

Blue Jays vs Athletics predictions

Looking at the Toronto Blue Jays roster, a few names jump out for the upcoming game against the Oakland Athletics. For instance, Bo Bichette is expected to remain a key offensive force; his consistent ability to get on base and knack for pulling off clutch hits could really light up the scoreboard. Alongside him, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is another one to watch. Known for his power and precision at the plate, Guerrero’s potential to crack a critical home run could be a game-changer. Additionally, Danny Jansen’s recent performances hint that he might contribute significantly, especially with runners in scoring position.

Switching focus to the Oakland Athletics, Brent Rooker seems to be the standout this season with his impressive home run tally and RBI count, suggesting he might add some serious firepower. Meanwhile, young talent like Shea Langeliers could prove fundamental behind the plate and with the bat. Luis Medina, though fairly new to the mound, has shown promise with a strong ERA and a knack for keeping hitters guessing. His performance could be crucial in keeping the Athletics competitive in this matchup.

With these projections in mind, the outcome of the game could swing heavily based on the pitchers' duel. Kevin Gausman of the Blue Jays, despite some struggles, has a proven strikeout ability that might just overpower the Athletics' hitters. Considering the overall dynamics and current form of key players on both sides, the Toronto Blue Jays might just have the edge over the Oakland Athletics in what promises to be an exciting contest. Their stronger lineup depth and recent offensive stats give them a slight advantage to clinch the win.

Oakland Athletics injuries

  • J.T. Ginn (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Esteury Ruiz (LF): 10-Day-IL
  • Max Muncy (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Jacob Wilson (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Alex Wood (SP): 15-Day-IL

Toronto Blue Jays injuries

  • Damiano Palmegiani (3B): Day-To-Day
  • Payton Henry (C): Day-To-Day
  • Luis De Los Santos (3B): Day-To-Day
  • Ricky Tiedemann (SP): Day-To-Day
  • T.J. Brock (2B): Day-To-Day

Blue Jays vs Athletics game info

Venue Oakland Coliseum
Location Oakland, California
First pitch Sat 4:07 PM
Temperature 55°
Chance of Rain 0%

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