MLB Baseball Betting: Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees

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A very interesting and important series begins at Yankee Stadium as the New York Yankees host the AL East leading Toronto Blue Jays. The top of the division is still extremely tight with the Blue Jays leading the second place Baltimore Orioles by 1/2 game. Boston is in third place 1.5 games back of Baltimore and two games out of first place. The Yankees aren’t dead yet–they’ve won 6 of 10 and all of a sudden they’re just 6.5 games out of first place making these three games very interesting. It’s somewhat inexplicable–the Yankees were ‘selling’ at the trade deadline and by all accounts appeared to be ‘throwing in the towel’. It didn’t quite work out that way.

Some of the schedule rundowns for tomorrow have the pitching matchup in this game as ‘undecided’. Every indication is that the Yankees will recall right hander Chad Green from Triple A Scranton/Wikes-Barre to start Monday’s game. He’ll be opposed by knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. Dickey has been very inconsistent this year and the Jays have lost 15 of his 24 starts though they have won 6 of 11 on the road and 2 of his last 3. Overall, Dickey has a 4.48 ERA with a 1.332 WHIP and a 3.51 ERA and 1.245 WHIP. In his last three starts he’s got a 5.82 ERA. Mediocre at best, but Dickey looks like a Cy Young Candidate compared to Green who has been up and down several times this year. Green has pitched only once since July 8–that was 8/3 against the weak hitting Mets. Green went 3 2/3 innings allowing 8 hits and 3 earned runs with 4 walks and 2 strikeouts. For the season, he’s got a 7.50 ERA and a 1.722 WHIP with a 7.36 ERA and a 3.270 WHIP at home (he’s only started one game at home).

Dickey has actually done well against the Yankees throughout his career. His team is 5-2 in his starts against the ‘Bronx Bombers’–in the 2 losses Dickey allowed 9 earned runs, in the 5 wins he allowed a total of 3 earned runs. The Yankees have been the Blue Jays’ punching bag for several years now. The Jays are 7-2 against New York this year, 20-8 over the last two years and 28-19 over the past three years. No line on this game at most books but when it goes up the Jays are the play.


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