Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees 7/27/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/26/2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 1:05 PM on RSN, YES
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Toronto Blue Jays - Happ, J (8-5) vs. New York Yankees - Whitley, C (4-3)
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Sunday afternoon, the Toronto Blue Jays will send J.A. Happ to the mound to take on the New York Yankees and Chase Whitley. It will be the 15th start and 19th appearance for Happ and the 13th start and 14th appearance for Whitley.
J.A. Happ got the win his last time out and that boosted his record to 8 - 5 with a 4.55 ERA. In the victory, Happ threw 7 scoreless innings and gave up 7 hits and a walk while striking out 4. It was one of Happ's better efforts of the season and the 3rd time that he had held his opponents scoreless. He has already posted more win this season than he did last year when he was 5 - 7 with a 4.56 ERA in 18 starts.
In 2013, Happ was 0 -2 with a 5.19 ERA in 4 starts against the Yankees. Happ might want to watch out for Carlos Beltran. Beltran is batting .350 against Happ with 3 homers and 6 RBIs.
Chase Whitley didn't get the decision in his last start and that held his record at 4 - 3 with a 4.60 ERA. In that outing, Whitley threw 7 shutout innings and surrendered just 7 hits. He struck out 6 without issuing a walk. Whitley has struggled in his last few outings and is just 1 - 3 in his last 6 starts. In the Minors this season, Whitley was 3 -2 with an ERA of 2.39 in 6 starts and a relief appearance.
Whitley is 1 - 1 in back to back starts against the Blue Jays this season.
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
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto
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