Wednesday, September 7, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Marcus Stroman vs. Bryan Mitchell
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Yankee Stadium on Wednesday to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays and Bryan Mitchell for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -161 and New York at +151. The over/under was set at 9. The Blue Jays have a 56-75-6 over/under record and a 72-65-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Yankees are 66-70-0 against the run line and have a 59-68-9 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
The Blue Jays head into this matchup with a 77-60 record, including 37-32 on the road. Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman has a 9-6 record with an earned run average of 4.58 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 143 strikeouts over his 173 innings pitched and he has given up 181 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.73. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 375 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen while being struck out 396 times and walking 109 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.35 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.08 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Blue Jays pitchers have collectively given up 1,147 base hits and 528 earned runs. They have allowed 157 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 377 batters and struck out 1,110. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
As a team, Toronto is batting .250, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .234 average away from home. The Blue Jays hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.5 hits per game. Edwin Encarnacion comes into this game hitting .268 and his on-base percentage is at .360. He has 136 hits this season along with 85 runs scored and 110 runs batted in. He's struck out 118 times and has walked 71 times. Josh Donaldson is hitting .294 and he has an on-base percentage of .408. He has totaled 147 hits so far while scoring 108 runs and he's driven in 92. He has walked 91 times and has struck out 98 times. The Blue Jays have 1,165 hits, including 240 doubles and 197 home runs. They've stolen 43 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 20 times. Toronto has walked 514 times this season and they've struck out 1,161 times as a unit. They've left 925 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 4.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 669 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this matchup with a 38-28 home record and a 71-65 overall mark. Bryan Mitchell is making his season debut for the Yankees. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.45 and they have given up 338 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 492 times and walking 140 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.56 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.94 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.20. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,142 base knocks and 561 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 177 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 354 hitters and struck out 1,193. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .257 average at home. The Yankees hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.53 hits per contest. Didi Gregorius comes into this matchup batting .279 and he has an OBP of .308. He has 133 hits this year along with 60 runs scored and 61 RBI. He's struck out 71 times and has walked on 15 occasions. Brett Gardner is hitting .257 and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 116 hits so far while he's scored 67 runs and drove in 35. He has earned a walk 60 times and has punched out 93 times. The Yankees as a unit have 1,160 base hits, including 206 doubles and 149 homers. They have 62 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 16 times. New York as a team has walked 391 times this year and they have struck out 991 times. They've had 915 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They score 4.24 runs per game and have totaled 577 runs so far this season.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 56-75-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 72-65-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 59-68-9 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 66-70-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
06/27/16 P Gavin Floyd Shoulder 60-day DL (6/26)
New York Yankees
09/06/16 RF Aaron Hicks Hamstring 15-day DL (9/1)
09/03/16 P Chad Green Elbow out indefinitely
08/13/16 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 15-day DL (8/11)
05/31/16 LF Dustin Ackley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/29), out for season
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
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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