New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/18/14
Toronto Blue Jays (41-30) at New York Yankees (35-33)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Mark Buehrle (L) (10-3) (2.282) vs. Chase Whitley (R) (2-0) (2.406)
The Line: New York Yankees -108 / Toronto Blue Jays -102 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNET, YES
The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees will play game two of three on Wednesday night.
The Blue Jays continue their slump, as they’ve now lost seven of their last 10 games, but remain a solid 10 games above a .500 record. The reason for the Blue Jays struggles have been a lack of offense that has scored three or less runs in eight of their last 11 games. That’s quite unusual for a team that’s third in the league in runs scored and fifth in batting average. Pitching, the Blue Jays have the 18th best ERA in the league at 3.93. Mark Buehrle gets the nod, and he’s 10-3 with a 2.28 ERA and has 55 strikeouts in 94.2 innings. Buehrle is 1-10 with a 6.02 ERA in 16 career starts against the Yankees.
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The Yankees are playing some of their best baseball lately with wins in five of their last seven games. It’s the Yankees pitching that has turned the corner during this stretch, allowing three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Yanks pitching staff has an ERA of 4.01, good for 21st in the league. Offensively, Mark Teixeira has six RBI in his last five games. Starting is Chase Whitley, who is 2-0 with a 2.41 ERA and has 24 strikeouts in 33.2 innings. This is Whitley’s first career game against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 11-3 in Buehrle's last 14 starts and 5-2 in Buehrle's last 7 starts with 5 days of rest. The Yankees are 5-1 in Whitley's last 6 starts and 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series. The Blue Jays are 0-4 in Buehrle's last 4 starts vs. Yankees.
Do you see Buehrle's career numbers against the Yankees? Uh, yeah. NY is the pick here.