Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees - 8/8/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays
Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:07 PM (Rogers Centre )
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The New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays will kick off their MLB set on Thursday.
New York is coming out of a series versus the Orioles. The Yankees took Monday’s game 9-6 and Tuesday’s 9-4. In the Wednesday finale, New York completed the sweep with a big 14-2 win.
For Thursday’s game, New York will send out Domingo German in the start. Over his 104.0 innings and 14-2 record this year, German has a 3.98 ERA with 114 Ks and 24 walks.
Over on the Blue Jays’ side, they just finished up against the Rays. Toronto split the first two installments of that set 2-0 (win) and 7-6 (loss), and in the Wednesday game the Jays eked out a 4-3 win.
Toronto is going with Thomas Pannone in the Thursday game. This year over 55.2 innings and a 2-4 record, Pannone has a 5.98 ERA with 56 Ks and 24 walks.
The Yankees are 4-1 in their last five Thursday games and 37-16 in their last 53 in game one of a series. New York is 21-6 in German’s last 27 starts and 9-2 in his last 11 road starts.
Meanwhile, the Jays are 9-23 in their last 32 Thursday games and 1-4 in Pannone’s last five starts. Toronto is 6-17 in their last 23 in game one of a series and 3-7 in their last 10 home games.
Pannone has been okay over his last four appearances, but not great. He’s only got one quality start in that span and has given up a total of 14 earned.
As for German, he’s quietly been the Yankees’ savior at starter (despite a recent stumble in Minnesota) and is cruising along quite well. I like him to keep it going and help New York get a win here.