New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 9/29/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (75-84) at New York Yankees (89-70)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Joe Biagini (3-12) (5.34) vs. J Garcia (5-10) (4.41)
The Line: New York Yankees / Toronto Blue Jays --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays continue their series in Friday afternoon MLB.
The Toronto Blue Jays enter Friday’s series opener at the New York Yankees looking to finish 2017 with a little hot streak. The Blue Jays had won three in a row before their pitching let them down in a 10-7 defeat at the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. Jays starter Marco Estrada was hit hard with eight runs (seven earned) given up on nine hits and a free pass over 2.2 innings to fall to 10-9. Toronto did their damage on ten hits and a pair of bases on balls with Darwin Barney going solo while Teoscar Hernandez and Jose Bautista left the yard and knocked in two runs apiece followed by Josh Donaldson with two runs scored.. The Toronto Blue Jays have tabbed Joe Biagini as the game two starter at the New York Yankees on Friday. Biagini dropped a 5-1 decision to the Yankees last time out with three runs given up on three hits and four bases on balls over five innings of work.
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The New York Yankees might have to settle for the home field advantage in the Wild Card game after squandering an early lead on the way to a 9-6 loss to the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. Yankees starter Sonny Gray was tagged for six runs on six hits and five walks over 4.2 innings of work before Jonathan Holder gave up two more without recording an out. New York totaled eight hits and walked four times with Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner and Greg Bird all slamming solo homers while Gardner scored two times. The New York Yankees are sending right hander Masahiro Tanaka to the hill for game two of their series with the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday. Tanaka comes off an 8-1 loss at the Blue Jays with all eight runs (seven earned) over 5.2 innings pitched.
Toronto are 3-13 in their last 16 Friday games and Toronto are 1-7 in Biagini’s last 8 starts. New York are 11-1 in their last 12 home games and New York are 19-7 in their last 26 overall while New York are 20-8 in their last 28 games on grass. Toronto are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Yankees now have to sweep their remaining three games and the Red Sox have to lose three straight to force a playoff for the East crown. I’ll go over here but nothing big as I'm seeing Garcia and Tanaka as listed starters for the Yankees...