New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/20/14
Toronto Blue Jays (77-76) at New York Yankees (79-74)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 4:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Marcus Stroman (R) (8-6) (3.323) vs. Chris Capuano (L) (1-2) (4.557)
The Line: New York Yankees +104 / Toronto Blue Jays -114 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLB Network, YES
The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees will play game two of their four-game series Saturday.
The Toronto Blue Jays have lost six straight games and have pretty much given up on reaching the postseason. The Blue Jays pitching staff has really struggled during this stretch, allowing five or more runs in five of their last six games. Overall, the Toronto Blue Jays have an ERA of 4.06, which is 24th in the majors, and they’ve lost seven straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jose Bautista has three RBIs in this series and Edwin Encarnacion has homered three times in his last seven games. Marcus Stroman takes the hill, and he’s 10-6 with a 3.80 ERA and has 100 strikeouts in 120.2 innings. Stroman is 1-1 with a 2.31 ERA in two career starts against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees have won three straight and improved to five games above .500. The Yankees pitching staff has been solid as of late, allowing three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. Overall, the New York Yankees have an ERA of 3.72, which is 17th in the majors, and they’ve split their last 10 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Mark Teixeira has hit in four of his last five games and Derek Jeter has four hits in this series. Starting is Chris Capuano, and he’s 2-3 with a 4.55 ERA and has 77 strikeouts in 85 innings. Capuano is 2-0 with a 3.96 ERA in seven career games against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 2-6 in Stromans last 8 road starts and 5-2 in Stromans last 7 starts vs. American League East. The Yankees are 4-1 in Capuanos last 5 home starts and 4-1 in Capuanos last 5 starts overall.
The Blue Jays have packed it in for the rest of the season. I'll gladly take the Yankees at home for the plus money.