New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays 8/29/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/28/2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Rogers Centre in Toronto
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Friday night, the New York Yankees will take the field behind Chris Capuano (1 – 3, 4.37 ERA) as they face the Toronto Blue Jays and Mark Buehrle (11 – 8, 3.41 ERA). It will be the 7th start and 35th appearance for Capuano and the 27th start for Buehrle.
Chris Capuano escaped with a no-decision in his last outing after allowing 3 runs and 6 hits (including 2 home runs) in 6 innings of work. He struck out 5 without issuing any walks. Capuano has yet to post a victory for the Yankees in 6 starts since coming over from the Boston Red Sox. Capuano is 0 – 2 in his last 10 appearances. In 2013, he started 20 games and made 4 relief appearances for the Los Angeles Dodgers en route to a 4 -7 record and a 4.26 ERA.
Capuano was lit up in his only start against the Blue Jays last season but he didn’t get the decision after giving up 5 runs and 7 hits (including 2 homers) in 4.1 innings. This season, he doesn’t have a decision against Toronto in a start and 3 relief appearances.
Mark Buehrle pitched to his 3rd straight no-decision his last time out. In 6.1 innings of work, Buehrle allowed 3 runs and 8 hits while walking a batter and striking out 2. He hasn’t had a victory in nearly a month and is just 1 -4 in his last 10 outings after an impressive start to the season. In 2013, Buehrle was 12 - 10 with a 4.15 ERA in 33 starts.
Last season, Buehrle was 0 – 2 with a 5.04 ERA in 4 starts against the Yankees. This season, he is 0 – 2 against New York in 3 starts.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 53-74-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Yankees is -0.2
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 64-64-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
08/26/14 LF Brett Gardner Ankle questionable
08/05/14 P David Phelps Elbow 15-day DL (8/4)
07/10/14 P Masahiro Tanaka Elbow 15-day DL (7/9)
05/11/14 P CC Sabathia Knee 60-day DL (5/11); out for season
04/20/14 P Ivan Nova Elbow 60-day DL (4/20); out for season
Toronto Blue Jays
08/26/14 CF Colby Rasmus Illness questionable
08/07/14 3B Brett Lawrie Back 15-day DL (8/6)
07/31/14 1B Dan Johnson Hamstring 15-day DL (7/31)
07/09/14 RF Cole Gillespie Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
05/04/14 P Brandon Morrow Hand 60-day DL (5/3)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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