NY Yankees (82-67) at Toronto (86-64)
When: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Time: 7:05 ET
TV: ESPN Radio: XM 176
The Yankees had their work cut out for them last night facing David Price and they couldn’t come through. Price shut them down for 7 innings and the bullpen hung on for a 4-3 Toronto victory. That loss means the Yankees are now 3.5 games behind the Blue Jays in the American League East. With 13 games left, the Yankees will still get in the Wild Card game baring a total collapse. Houston is still looking like the team New York will host in October. The Yankees starting pitching is the weakest part of their team. Tonight, Luis Severino tries to keep the Yankees in the division race. He’s actually been pretty good in his 8 starts with the exception of one outing. Unfortunately, that outing game against Toronto at home. The Blue Jays hit him for 6 runs in only 2 1/3 innings of work. Overall, Severino is 4-3 with a 3.12 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 43 innings. They’ll ask the rookie for a big game tonight.
The Blue Jays gave themselves some breathing room with the win last night, but they don’t want to get too comfortable. Loses in the next 2 days would make this race very interesting. Toronto broke a 2-game losing streak with the win. The Blue Jays are now 12-5 against the Yankees this year. Marco Estrada makes his 26th start tonight and he’s coming off an 8 inning, no run effort in Atlanta. The Yankees got to him for 3 homeruns in his previous outing, but the Blue Jays still won that game. This will actually be Estrada’s 5th start this year against New York. He’s 1-2 with two good outings and two bad ones.
The Yankees have seen Estrada enough times this year that I think they can have success. The Blue Jays gave Severino his worst outing of the year not too long ago. Therefore, I think the over is the play tonight.
Pick: Over 9 +100