Pat’s Prediction Record:55-48
The Starters: Joe Saunders vs. J.A. Happ
The Orioles head into Toronto for a series against the Blue Jays, as the Yankees go to face Tampa Bay for a series before facing us again. For the first game of this series, the Orioles have Joe Saunders on the mound. Saunders, who the Orioles just traded for, did terrible in his first start as an Oriole. He gave up 6 earned runs in 5.1 innings against the White Sox. Saunders has to pitch well in this one if he wants to keep his spot in the rotation. As for the Blue Jays, they have J.A. Happ on the mound. The Blue Jays traded for Happ in mid July, and his ERA since then is 4.58 and his record is 3-1. In his last start he went 5 innings and gave up 4 earned runs to the Yankees. I think that the Orioles will win, 6-3.