New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 8/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (66-51) at New York Yankees (60-56)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 15, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
R Dickey (8-12) (4.48) vs. TBA () ()
The Line: New York Yankees TBA / Toronto Blue Jays TBA --- Over/Under: TBA See the Latest Odds
TV: RSN, YES
Over at Yankee Stadium on Monday, we’ve got AL East MLB action coming our way when the Toronto Blue Jays visit the New York Yankees.
The Blue Jays just finished up a three game set with the Astros. The two teams split the first two games, and in Sunday’s rubber match the Jays took a 9-2 victory.
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As for the Yankees, they played the Rays over the weekend. New York bagged wins in the first two games, and on Sunday Tampa got a little revenge with a 12-3 win.
Right-hander RA Dickey will be on the mound for Toronto on Monday. Over his 24 games and 8-12 record this year, Dickey has put up a 4.61 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP in 142.2 innings of work. Dickey took a no-decision against the Rays his last time out with 4.1 innings pitches, six hits and four earned.
The Jays have a pretty enviable lineup when it’s hitting on all cylinders. Josh Donaldson leads the team on 128 hits with 28 homers, 79 RBI and 93 runs. Edwin Encarnacion has put up 118 hits with 74 runs, 33 homers and 97 RBI. Kevin Pillar is sitting at 110 hits with 45 runs and 45 RBI.
As for the Yankees, they haven’t announced Monday’s starter just yet but we’ll update when they do.
New York also has a few noteworthy hitters on their roster. Didi Gregorius sits on 115 hits with 50 runs, 15 homers and 52 RBI. Starlin Castro has hit 113 times with 53 RBI and 46 runs. Jacoby Ellsbury holds 107 hits with 49 runs and 38 RBI.
The Blue Jays are 4-1 in Dickey’s last five road starts versus a team with a winning record, and 8-20 in Dickey’s last 28 starts against the American League East. Toronto is also 17-7 in their last 24 against the American League East, and 7-3 in their last 10 road games.
As for the Yankees, they’re 6-2 in their last eight game ones of a series, and 4-1 in their last five against the American League East. New York is also 4-2 in their last six home games and 4-1 in their last five overall.
I like the Yankees to keep their momentum going in this one, as strange as that sounds in a lost season. I’ll take New York.