New York Yankees (21-20) at Toronto Blue Jays (23-18)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 6:37 pm (Sahlen Field)
Deivi Garcia (0-1) (3.37) vs. Tanner Roark (2-1) (5.74)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays +105 / New York Yankees -125 --- Over/Under: 10.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays meet Wednesday in MLB action from Sahlen Field.
This will be the third and final matchup between these American League East teams this week. In the opener, the Blue Jays stormed back from a big deficit to take a 12-7 win. On Tuesday in game two, Toronto did it again, scoring two runs in the second inning and hanging on for a tense 2-1 victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks and MLB predictions at Sports Chat Place.
The Yankees got a nice start out of JA Happ on Tuesday. He went 6.1 innings with four hits, two earned, two walks and 10 strikeouts but had to take the loss due to an inept offensive effort. New York had just five hits on the day, with two coming from Miguel Andujar.
For the Wednesday start, the Yankees are going with highly-touted rookie Deivi Garcia again. Garcia has made two starts in his MLB debut year, going 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 10.2 innings total.
Over on the Blue Jays’ side, Tuesday starting pitcher Taijuan Walker went 4.0 innings with five walks and three strikeouts, but surrendered only two hits. Jonathan Davis was responsible for the two RBI with a two-run shot in the second inning.
In the Wednesday starting pitcher role, the Blue Jays are sending out Tanner Roark. This year Roark is 2-1 in seven starts with a 5.74 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 31.1 innings of work. On his MLB career, Roark carries a 76-65 mark with a 3.76 ERA and 918 Ks in 1131.2 innings total.
The Yankees are 36-16 in their last 52 during game three of a series and 65-32 in their last 97 versus the American League East. The under is 5-0-1 in New York’s last six Wednesday games and 4-1 in their last five during game three of a series.
Meanwhile, the Blue Jays are 6-1 in their last seven games versus a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15 and 4-1 in their last five Wednesday games. Toronto is 16-38 in their last 54 during game three of a series and the under is 13-3-1 in their last 17 Wednesday games.
Pick: Going Blue Jays again. I do expect Garcia to have a pretty good start here, though. The gave up four runs to the Orioles over 4.2 innings his last time up, but Garcia did come off the mound with the lead in that one. As for Roark, he’s given up five home runs over his past three starts in 14.1 innings. If he can keep that under control Toronto should be in pretty good shape here. Whether it’s offense, bullpen or fielding giving away the game, New York isn’t doing much of anything to their capabilities consistently these days.