Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/23/14
New York Yankees (39-34) at Toronto Blue Jays (42-34)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 23, 2014 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
Chase Whitley (R) (3-0) (2.560) vs. Marcus Stroman (R) (1-2) (3.446)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -119 / New York Yankees +109 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNET, YES
The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees will begin a three-game series on Monday night.
The Yankees have won eight of their last 12 games and are four games above a .500 record. The Yankees offense has been producing a lot more consistently lately, scoring four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Yankees offense has been a disappointment for much of the year, but Mark Teixeira has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. The Yankees season ERA is 3.91. Chase Whitley gets the nod, and he’s 3-0 with a 2.56 ERA and has 26 strikeouts in 38.2 innings. This is Whitley’s second career start against the Blue Jays.
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The Blue Jays have lost nine of their last 12 games, which includes just getting swept by the Yankees last week. Not much has changed with the Blue Jays, a team that has the 24th worst ERA at 4.15. The Blue Jays have allowed four or more runs in 11 of their last 15 games and are 9-32 this season when that’s the case. Offensively, the Blue Jays continue to be an offensive machine, including Edwin Encarnacion, who has nine RBI in his last four games. Marcus Stroman takes the mound, and he’s 3-2 with a 5.14 ERA and has 23 strikeouts in 28 innings. This is Stroman’s second career start against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 5-0 in Whitleys last 5 road starts and 6-1 in Whitleys last 7 starts. The Blue Jays are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 9-3 in their last 12 during game 1 of a series. The Yankees are 36-15 in the last 51 meetings.
I like the over in this spot. The Blue Jays have been a scoring machine all season and the Yanks are picking up the pace offensively as of late. Give me the over.