Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees 7/26/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/25/2014
July 26, 2014, 1:05 PM on RSN, YES
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Toronto Blue Jays - Hutchison, D (6-9) vs. New York Yankees - Greene, S (2-1)
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Saturday afternoon, the Toronto Blue Jays will give Drew Hutchison the call as they take on the New York Yankees and Shane Greene. Hutchison makes his 21 st start as Greene makes his 4th start and 5th appearance.
Drew Hutchison dropped his 3rd straight game in his last start and that lowered his record to 6 - 9 with a 4.54 ERA. In the loss, Hutchison was torched for 6 runs and 9 hits (including a home run) in just 2.2 innings of work. He didn't issue any walks and struck out 2. Hutchison is just 2 - 6 in his last 8 starts and his first full season since 2012 isn't looking like it will end well.
This season, Hutchison has 3 starts against the Yankees and his numbers are hard to look at. He is 0 - 3 in those 3 starts and he has allowed at least 4 runs in each outing against New York.
Shane Greene took his 1st loss of the season (and his career) in his last outing and that dropped his record to 2 -1 with a 2.79 ERA. In that start, Greene allowed 4 runs and 5 hits in 5.2 innings as he walked a batter and struck out 5. It was the worst start of the young right-hander's career but he has given the Yankees a reason to believe that he can be a productive starter for them.
Greene has never faced the Blue Jays but if he can shake off his first loss and take advantage of the scouting report, he should be able to produce a good showing against Toronto.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 49-51-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.2
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 43-57-1 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
07/24/14 1B Mark Teixeira Back questionable
07/23/14 3B Kelly Johnson Groin 15-day DL (7/22)
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
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto
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