Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees 7/25/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/24/2014
Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:05 PM on RSN, WWOR
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Toronto Blue Jays - Buehrle, M (10-6) vs. New York Yankees - Kuroda, H (6-6)
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Friday evening, the Toronto Blue Jays will give the ball to Mark Buehrle as they square off against the New York Yankees and Hiroki Kuroda. Both pitchers will be making their 21st starts of the season.
Mark Buehrle pitched to his 2nd straight no-decision the last time out and that held his record at 10 - 6 with a 2.86 ERA. In that outing, Buehrle gave up 5 runs and 8 hits in 6 innings. He walked 3 and struck out 5. It was the latest in a string of shaky starts for the pitcher that hasn't won a game since the beginning of June. After a hot start, Buehrle has cooled down but still has a chance to better his record from last season when he went 12 - 10 with a 4.15 ERA in 33 starts.
In 2013, Buehrle was 0 - 2 with a 5.04 ERA in 4 starts against the Yankees. This season, he is 0 - 1 in back-to-back starts against New York.
Hiroki Kuroda added a 2nd straight no-decision in his last outing and that froze his record at 6 - 6 with a 3.88 ERA. His last time out, Kuroda gave up just a run on 3 hits in 6.2 innings as he walked 2 and struck out 6. Kuroda will look to avoid the same type of collapse this season that he experienced in the 2nd half of last season as he finished with a record of 11 - 13 and an ERA of 3.31 in 32 starts.
In 2013, Kuroda was 2 - 2 with a 3.34 ERA in 5 starts against Toronto. This season, he beat the Blue Jays in his only other start against them.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 48-51-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.1
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 43-55-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
07/11/14 RF Nolan Reimold Leg 15-day DL (7/11)
07/09/14 RF Cole Gillespie Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
07/09/14 1B Adam Lind Toe 15-day DL (7/8)
07/08/14 1B Edwin Encarnacion Quad 15-day DL (7/5)
06/23/14 3B Brett Lawrie Finger 15-day DL (6/22)
05/04/14 P Brandon Morrow Hand 60-day DL (5/3)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
New York Yankees
07/23/14 3B Kelly Johnson Groin 15-day DL (7/22)
07/21/14 1B Mark Teixeira Back questionable
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
05/06/14 P Michael Pineda Shoulder 60-day DL (4/24)
04/20/14 P Ivan Nova Elbow 60-day DL (4/20); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto
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