MLB Pick: Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees
The Toronto Blue Jays look to complete the three game sweep of the Yankees today in Yankee Stadium. The Blue Jays won a close one in the first game winning 2-1 in extra innings and in the second game Justin Smoak broke a 0-0 tie in the 6th with the first grand slam of his career on the way to a 6-0 win.
Head to Head Trends
Blue Jays are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Blue Jays are 14-37 in the last 51 meetings in New York.
New York Yankees (-125)
The New York Yankees are 1st in the America League East 2.5 games up on the 2nd place Toronto Blue Jays. The Yankees bats were red hot last week they had a stretch of 9 games where they scored 90 runs but since then they have just scored a total of 4 runs over their last 4 games.
Starting for the Yankees in this one is Masahiro Tanka who is 8-4 with a 3.83 ERA in 15 starts this season. Tanka isn’t having the great dominant season he had last year but he’s still doing pretty good with 10 of his 15 starts being quality starts.
New York Yankees Trends
Yankees are 23-10 in their last 33 home games.
Yankees are 6-2 in Tanakas last 8 starts with 4 days of rest.
Toronto Blue Jays (+115)
The Toronto Blue Jays are 2nd in the American League East 2.5 games out of 1st place but they do currently hold the top wild card spot. The Blue Jays are on fire right now winning 10 of their last 11 games including their last 7 in a row. The Jays are not only getting it done with the bats which is to be expected but they’re also getting great starting pitching and their re-tooled bullpen has been outstanding so the way this team is playing right now they’re almost unbeatable.
On the hill for the Blue Jays today is Marco Estrada who is 9-6 with a 3.40 ERA on the season. I think Estrada has been a pleasant surprise since joining the starting rotation back in May. Marco’s had a couple not so great outings but he’s been fairly consistent and usually gives the Jays bats a chance to win the game.
Toronto Blue Jays Trends
Blue Jays are 10-1 in their last 11 overall.
Blue Jays are 9-3 in Estradas last 12 starts.
I’m going with the Toronto Blue Jays to complete the sweep today over the Yankees. The Yankees were red hot not too long ago but they have really cooled off over the last few games especially their bats while the Jays continue to fire on all cylinders.
Free Pick: Toronto Blue Jays +115