Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees - 5/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (15-9) at Toronto Blue Jays (12-14)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 4, 2015 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
C Whitley (1-0) (1.80) vs. R Dickey (0-3) (5.23)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -125 / New York Yankees +115 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees look to stay hot when they visit the Rogers Centre to face the Toronto Blue Jays.
The New York Yankees have been doing a lot of winning lately; nine of eleven to be exact. The Yankees did the unexpected by sweeping the Red Sox on the road after Sunday’s 8-5 victory. The offense and the bullpen stood tall with starter Adam Warren allowed four runs on four hits and a pair of bases on balls through 5.2 frames with five relievers finishing the job. The Bronx Bombers pounded out 14 hits and walked three times with Mark Texiera going deep and driving in two while Brett Gardner homered and knocked in three with two runs. Brian McCann went 2-4 with a pair of RBI’s with Jacoby Ellsbury was 4-4 with a pair of runs. The Yankees go with Chase Whitley on the hill who will oppose the Blue Jays for the first time in 2015. Whitley comes off a 4-2 decision versus Tampa Bay with a run allowed on six hits in five innings.
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The Toronto Blue Jays are struggling to string wins together and after knocking off Cleveland on Saturday they struggled on the mound in a 10-7 defeat on Sunday afternoon. Starter Drew Hutchison was charged with six runs on eight hits over 4.1 frames with both Jeff Francis and Miguel Castro allowing two runs apiece. The Blue Jays did their damage on ten hits and seven bases on balls with Devon Travis leading the way with a grand slam during a six run 4th while Russell Martin went solo and scored twice. Veteran RA Dickey gets the ball for the second time against the Yankees this season. Dickey is looking to rebound from a pair of poor outings where he has given up eleven runs on 18 hits over 11.2 frames.
The Yankees are 6-2 in Whitley’s last 8 road starts and are 9-4 in his last 13 starts. The Blue Jays are 8-2 in Dickey’s last 10 starts on astroturf and the over is 6-2 in Dickey’s last 8 home starts. It’s tough to go against Toronto at home but I’ll side with the hot team although Whitley is somewhat of a mystery…