New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 9/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (77-59) at New York Yankees (70-65)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
A Sanchez (13-2) (2.94) vs. Luis Cessa (4-0) (4.17)
The Line: New York Yankees +146 / Toronto Blue Jays -156 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSN, YES
Coming up on Tuesday from Yankee Stadium in MLB action, we’ve got game two of the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees’ series.
This will be game two of the set. On Monday, the Yankees secured a 5-3 win.
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On Tuesday, the Blue Jays will be bringing out RHP Aaron Sanchez. In his 25 games and 13-2 record this year, Sanchez owns a 2.88 ERA with a 1.16 WHIP in 162.1 innings. In Baltimore his last time out, Sanchez allowed just one unearned run in six innings with five hits for a win.
Toronto has some big hitters at their disposal. Josh Donaldson has 147 hits with 108 runs, 34 homers and 92 RBI. Edwin Encarnacion has hit 136 times with 85 runs, 36 homers and 110 RBI. Kevin Pillar sits on 122 hits with 51 runs and 46 RBI.
Luis Cessa will step into the starting role for the Yankees on Tuesday. In his 11 games (three starts) and 4-0 record, Cessa owns a 4.17 ERA with a 1.09 WHIP in 36.2 innings. Cessa’s last start yielded a no-decision with six innings, six hits and three earned.
The Yankees also have some nice hitters at their disposal. Starlin Castro leads the way on 137 hits with 58 runs, 19 homers and 64 RBI. Didi Gregorius has managed 133 hits with 60 runs and 61 RBI. Jacoby Ellsbury sits on 125 hits with 59 runs and 49 RBI.
The Blue Jays are 7-2 in their last nine Tuesday games, and 4-1 in Sanchez’s last five road starts. Toronto is also 4-1 in Sanchez’s last five starts on grass, and 15-6 in Sanchez’s last 21 starts overall.
The Yankees are 4-1 in their last five game twos of a series, and 2-4 in the teams’ last six meetings in New York. The Yankees are also 8-19 in their last 27 meetings against the Blue Jays.
I’m not too thrilled about the Yankees’ chances here, so the safe play seems to bee the Blue Jays and Sanchez.