New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/27/14
Toronto Blue Jays (54-50) at New York Yankees (54-48)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
JA Happ (L) (8-5) (4.385) vs. Shane Greene (R) (2-1) (2.842)
The Line: New York Yankees -135 / Toronto Blue Jays +125 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNET-1, YES, TBS
The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees play a rubber game on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
The Blue Jays are a solid 6-3 since the All Star break and have improved to five games above a .500 record. The difference during the second half of the season for the Blue Jays has been their more consistent offense that has produced four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Blue Jays have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Bautista has seven extra base hits in his last seven games and Melky Cabrera has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games. The Blue Jays have an ERA of 4.14. J.A. Happ takes the hill, and he’s 8-5 with a 4.55 ERA and has 68 strikeouts in 83 innings. Happ is 2-2 with a 5.22 ERA in seven career starts against the Yankees.
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The Yankees are 7-2 since the All Star break and also five games above .500. Despite a banged up pitching staff, the Yankees have allowed three or fewer runs in nine of their last 12 games. Overall, the Yankees have an ERA of 3.79 and have won eight of their last 10 games when holding a team under four runs. Offensively, Brian McCann has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games and Carlos Beltran has homered in back-to-back games. Starting is Shane Greene, who is 2-1 with a 2.79 ERA and has 17 strikeouts in 19.1 innings. This is Greene’s first career game against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 4-0 in Happs last 4 starts vs. American League East and 6-1 in Happs last 7 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Yankees are 1-4 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. The Blue Jays are 0-4 in Happs last 4 starts vs. Yankees.
Both teams playing well right now, but you have to go with the home team that has had success against Happ in the past. Give me the Yanks for the fair price.