Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees 9/20/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/19/2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Yankee Stadium in The Bronx
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Saturday afternoon, Marcus Stroman (10 – 6, 3.80 ERA) will take his turn for the Toronto Blue Jays as they face Chris Capuano (2 -3, 4.55 ERA) and the New York Yankees. Stroman will be making his 20th start and 25th appearance and Capuano will make his 11th start and 39th appearance.
Marcus Stroman saw his 3 game win streak end after taking the loss in his last outing. In the defeat, Stroman surrendered 5 runs and 9 hits (including a home run) in 6 innings of work. He walked 2 and struck out 3. Stroman gave up more runs in one start than he did in his last 3 starts combined. When he’s been on, Stroman has been great but he hasn’t found any consistency yet. In his last 10 starts he is 5 – 4. He was 2 – 4 with a 3.03 ERA in 7 starts at Triple-A this season.
Stroman has pitched well against the Yankees this season and will bring a 1 - 1 record in 2 appearances into this start.
Chris Capuano pitched well in his last start but couldn’t avoid getting his 3rd straight no-decision. Capuano held the opposition scoreless in 6 innings and allowed 2 hits and 4 walks while striking out 4. It was the 1st time in his last 10 appearances that Capuano didn’t allow any runs. He is just 1 - 2 in those last 10 appearances. Last season, 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 escaped with a no-decision in his only start against the Blue Jays in 2013 despite allowing 5 runs and 7 hits (including 2 homers) in 4.1 innings. He is 1 – 0 in 5 appearances against Toronto this season.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 73-75-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.1
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 61-87-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
09/19/14 C Dioner Navarro Head is upgraded to probable Friday vs. New York Yankees
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
09/19/14 RF Carlos Beltran Personal is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
09/16/14 RF Martin Prado Appendix 60-day DL (9/15)
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
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto
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