Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees 9/18/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/17/2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Yankee Stadium in The Bronx
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Thursday night, the Toronto Blue Jays will give the ball to R.A. Dickey (13 - 12, 3.84 ERA) as they face the New York Yankees and Shane Greene (5 – 3, 3.56 ERA). Dickey will make his 32nd start as Greene makes his 13th start and 14th appearance.
R.A. Dickey picked up another victory in his last start. In 7 innings of work, Dickey allowed 3 runs on 4 hits (including a home run) as he walked 2 and struck out 5. It was the 4th win in 5 starts for Dickey as he has found a way to get the knuckleball dancing again. In his last 10 starts, Dickey is 6 – 2. Last season, Dickey went 14 -13 with a 4.21 ERA in 34 starts.
In 2013, Dickey was 2 – 2 with a 2.54 ERA in 4 starts against the Yankees. Earlier this season, Dickey beat New York after holding them scoreless over 6.2 innings.
Shane Greene ended his 2 game losing streak by getting the victory in his last outing. In the win, Greene surrendered 2 runs on 7 hits (including a homer) through 5.1 innings. He walked a batter and struck out 9. Greene has handled his ascension to the Majors fairly well, with only a few rough starts this season. Before getting the call, he went 5 – 2 with a 4.61 ERA in 13 starts and 2 relief appearances.
Greene made just one start against the Blue Jays earlier this season and he didn’t get the decision in that start after allowing 3 runs and 8 hits (including a homer) in 5.1 innings.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 73-73-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.2
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 61-85-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
09/05/14 LF Melky Cabrera Finger out for season
09/04/14 P Chad Jenkins Hand 15-day DL (9/5); out for season
09/03/14 3B Brett Lawrie Back 60-day DL (8/6), out for season
07/09/14 RF Cole Gillespie Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
New York Yankees
09/16/14 RF Martin Prado Appendix 60-day DL (9/15)
09/16/14 1B Mark Teixeira Wrist out indefinitely
07/10/14 P Masahiro Tanaka Elbow 60-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
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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