2019-09-20 18:05:00 EDT
The Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees will kick off their series on Friday.
The Blue Jays just finished off a set versus the Orioles. Toronto took the first two games of that series 8-5 and 11-10. In the Thursday game, the Blue Jays bagged an 8-4 win.
For Friday’s outing, Toronto will go with Jacob Waguespack in the start. Waguespack is 4-5 with a 4.70 ERA and 52 Ks this year.
Over on the Yankees’ side, they just finished against the Angels. New York split the first two games of that set 8-0 (win) and 3-2 (loss), the on Thursday the Yankees locked up the division title with a 9-1 victory.
For Friday’s game, the Yankees will go with JA Happ in the start. Across his 151.0 innings and 12-8 mark this year, Happ has a 5.07 ERA with 130 Ks and 48 BBs.
The Blue Jays are 28-60 in the last 88 versus a lefty starter and 14-37 in their last 51 road games versus a lefty starter. The over is 3-1-1 in Toronto’s last five games and 8-3-1 in their last 12 in game one of a series.
Meanwhile, the Yankees are 1-5 in their last six in game one of a series and 20-9 in their last 29 Friday games. New York is 4-1 in Happ’s last five home starts and 19-7 in his last 26 starts.
Happ has been solid over his last three starts. In that span he’s posted just two earned on 10 hits in 17.0 innings and has two quality starts. I like Happ to keep it going here and help New York get into position to win.