Betting Pick: Toronto Blue Jays vs. S.F. Giants

Betting Pick: Toronto Blue Jays vs. S.F. Giants

The future is now for the San Francisco Giants, who will turn to top pitching prospect Shaun Anderson for his major league debut Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, the Toronto Blue Jays are hoping for a blast from the past as journeyman Edwin Jackson will set a major-league record by pitching for his 14th team as this two-game interleague series concludes. Jackson (6-3, 3.33 ERA in 2018) was technically a Blue Jays player for a few fleeting moments in 2011 when he was part of a three-team, 11-player deal that sent him from the Chicago White Sox to the St. Louis Cardinals. The veteran right-hander played for seven different teams since that deal, including two stints with the Washington Nationals. Oakland picked him up last year, and he was an effective contributor during the stretch run.

Jackson declared for free agency after the end of last season. He failed to latch on anywhere in the offseason and re-upped with the Athletics on a minor league deal last month before being acquired for cash considerations to help bail out a Blue Jays rotation minus injured starters Clay BuchholzRyan BoruckiMatt Shoemaker, and Clayton RichardAnderson (NR) pitched with the Giants in spring training before being sent to Triple-A Sacramento, where he went 2-1 with a 4.11 ERA in 35 innings with 37 strikeouts. This is technically the second time the 24-year-old Anderson has been with the Giants, who had planned to start him for a game against the New York Mets last August and flew him cross-country before opting against it. Anderson is considered the top pitcher in the club’s farm system and its fourth-best prospect overall. His fastball touches the mid-90s consistently, and he is capable of throwing four pitches for strikes.

My free pick goes to Toronto -102

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