Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/16/2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 6:05 PM on RSN, WWOR
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Toronto Blue Jays - Stroman, M (3-1) vs. New York Yankees - Tanaka, M (10-1)
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Tuesday night, the Toronto Blue Jays and Marcus Stroman will square off against the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka. Stroman will be making his 4th start and 9th appearance as Tanaka makes his 14th start.
Marcus Stroman took his 1st loss of the season his last time out and that lowered his record to 3 - 1 with a 5.18 ERA. In that outing, Stroman pitched 6 innings and allowed 3 runs on 9 hits (including a home run). He didn’t issue any walks as he struck out 4. Prior to the loss, Stroman had won his previous 2 starts and he is giving the Blue Jays some decent innings of work in his rookie season. Before coming up to the Big Leagues, Stroman was 2 - 4 with a 3.03 ERA in 7 starts for Toronto’s Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo.
The rookie right-hander has never faced the Yankees but with the help of a good scouting report and some advice from the rest of the pitching staff, Stroman should be able to come up with a plan to handle New York.
Masahiro Tanaka went the distance in his last outing and the win boosted his record to 10 – 1 with a 2.02 ERA. In his 2nd complete game of the season, Tanaka allowed just 2 runs on 6 hits (including a home run). He walked just 1 batter as he struck out 11. The Japanese import is leading the American League in wins and ERA and could end up turning in one of the best seasons any pitcher has ever had.
Tanaka made his Major League debut against the Blue Jays and he overpowered them with a 7 inning effort where he allowed 3 runs on 6 hits (including a homer) without any walks and 8 strikeouts.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 34-35-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.5
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 30-38-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
06/16/14 1B Adam Lind Foot questionable
06/14/14 P R.A. Dickey Groin questionable
05/15/14 CF Colby Rasmus Hamstring 15-day DL (5/13)
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
05/11/14 P CC Sabathia Knee 15-day DL (5/11)
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
04/15/14 C Francisco Cervelli Hamstring 60-day DL (4/13)
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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