Sunday, September 13, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: R.A. Dickey (10-10) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (11-6)
The New York Yankees host the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. The Blue Jays send R.A. Dickey to the mound to face Masahiro Tanaka of the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +127 and New York at -137. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Blue Jays have a 67-65 over/under record and a 79-61 run line mark, meaning they cover 56% of the time. The Yankees are 72-67 against the run line and have a 68-67 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Blue Jays come into this game with a 80-60 record, and they are 33-35 away from home. R.A. Dickey has an earned run average of 4.01 and is 10-10 so far on the season while having a 1.24 WHIP. In his starts, the Blue Jays are 17-12 over his 188.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 176 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Blue Jays are 12-14 in his starts. He is getting 4.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.29 and they've given up 343 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .223 against the Blue Jays bullpen while walking 109 times and striking out 395 times. Toronto is averaging 7.02 strikeouts per game while getting 8.49 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 12th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.83.
As a team, Toronto is batting .267, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .256 average away from home. Ranked at 1st in the league in on-base percentage, the Blue Jays sit at .337 and they hold a .453 team slugging percentage. Josh Donaldson leads the team in hits with 165 while the team ranks 7th in baseball with 9.06 hits per game.
With a 77-62 overall record, New York will come into this game 40-30 at home. Masahiro Tanaka is starting this game 11-6 for the season with an earned run average of 3.57 and a WHIP of 1.01. In his starts, the Yankees are 14-7 and he has allowed 112 hits over 136 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Yankees are 10-11 when he starts. He is getting 6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.42 and they have given up 382 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .224 against the Yankees bullpen while walking 181 times and striking out 503 times. New York is averaging 8.41 strikeouts per game while getting 8.72 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 17th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .254 average at home. Ranked at 8th in the league in on-base percentage, the Yankees sit at .324 and they hold a .427 team slugging percentage. Chase Headley leads the team in hits with 134 while the team ranks 9th in baseball with 8.73 hits a game.
The Blue Jays have committed 76 errors and have combined for 1,389 assists and 3,735 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. The Yankees have committed 81 errors on the season with 1,355 assists and 3,758 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 67-65 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 79-61 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 68-67 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 72-67 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
09/12/15 SS Troy Tulowitzki Back injured last game, doubtful Saturday Gm #2 vs New York Yankees
09/09/15 P Marcus Stroman Knee expected to start Saturday Gm #2 vs New York Yankees
09/09/15 P Mark Buehrle Shoulder expected to start Tuesday vs. Atlanta Braves
07/29/15 2B Devon Travis Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/29)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
New York Yankees
09/11/15 1B Mark Teixeira Shin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/27); out for season
09/08/15 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow out indefinitely
08/03/15 P Diego Moreno Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/2)
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees
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