Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: CC Sabathia vs. J.A. Happ
The New York Yankees visit Rogers Centre on Tuesday to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are CC Sabathia for the Yankees and J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +142 and Toronto at -152. The over/under was set at 9. The Yankees have a 21-24-4 over/under record and a 23-26-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Blue Jays are 26-26-0 against the run line and have a 19-30-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Yankees head into this matchup with a 24-25 record, including 11-13 on the road. Starting pitcher CC Sabathia has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 2.83 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 36 strikeouts over his 41.1 innings pitched and he has given up 36 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.99. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.45 and they have given up 119 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen while being struck out 178 times and walking 40 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.62 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.01 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 413 base hits and 196 earned runs. They have allowed 59 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 112 batters and struck out 432. They walk 2.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.82.
As a team, New York is batting .234, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .227 average away from home. The Yankees hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 7.71 hits per game. Starlin Castro comes into this game hitting .253 and his on-base percentage is at .287. He has 47 hits this season along with 15 runs scored and 21 runs batted in. He's struck out 35 times and has walked 8 times. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .279 and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 43 hits so far while scoring 19 runs and he's driven in 15. He has walked 12 times and has struck out 26 times. The Yankees have 378 hits, including 64 doubles and 51 home runs. They've stolen 27 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. New York has walked 150 times this season and they've struck out 347 times as a unit. They've left 313 men on base and have a team OPS of .680. They score 3.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 190 runs so far this year.
Toronto comes into this matchup with a 11-14 home record and a 26-26 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.20, J.A. Happ has a 6-2 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 42 strikeouts over the 64.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 56 hits. He has allowed 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.28. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 135 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Blue Jays bullpen while being struck out 124 times and walking 43 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 427 base knocks and 194 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a staff has walked 155 hitters and struck out 380. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .250 average at home. The Blue Jays hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.06 hits per contest. Josh Donaldson comes into this matchup batting .256 and he has an OBP of .358. He has 50 hits this year along with 39 runs scored and 29 RBI. He's struck out 44 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .239 and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 48 hits so far while he's scored 21 runs and drove in 38. He has earned a walk 20 times and has punched out 48 times. The Blue Jays as a unit have 419 base hits, including 88 doubles and 67 homers. They have 16 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 5 times. Toronto as a team has walked 182 times this year and they have struck out 449 times. They've had 356 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They score 4.17 runs per game and have totaled 217 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 21-24-4 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 23-26-0 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 19-30-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 26-26-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
05/30/16 RF Carlos Beltran Shoulder probable Monday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
05/26/16 P Chasen Shreve Shoulder 15-day DL (5/26)
05/25/16 C Gary Sanchez Thumb 15-day DL
05/14/16 P Luis Severino Tricep 15-day DL (5/14)
04/03/16 RF Mason Williams Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Bryan Mitchell Toe 60-day DL (3/31)
03/31/16 1B Gregory Bird Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Toronto Blue Jays
05/28/16 SS Troy Tulowitzki Quad 15-day DL (5/27)
05/15/16 P Brett Cecil Tricep 15-day DL (5/15)
04/22/16 1B Chris Colabello Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/10/16 P Franklin Morales Arm 15-day DL (4/7)
04/04/16 P Bo Schultz Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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