New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Canada

When: Friday, August 9th at 7:07 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): MLB Network, Blue Jays TV/Radio: SportsNet, 590 AM. Yankees TV/Radio: YES, WFAN 101.9FM.

Team Notes

New York Yankees

The Yankees have pushed back any hope of the other AL East hopefuls and look to be coasting to a division championship.

The Yankees have a 99.8% chance to make the postseason and a 14.9% chance to take the World Series.

The Yankees have 11-4 odds to win the AL title and 6-1 to win the 2019 World Series.

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays have gone into complete rebuilding mode as they have made several trades and brought up a handful of prospects to jump start their revamp.

Toronto has a non-existent chance to make the postseason or win the World Series according to baseball-reference.com.

The Blue Jays have 10,000-1 odds to win the AL Pennant and 20,000-1 to win the 2019 World Series in 2019.

Pitcher Notes

New York Yankees: J.A. Happ (9-6, 5.24 ERA)

Happ continues to have one of his worst seasons of his career and his pitching performances of late have not instilled confidence that he’ll make the playoff rotation for the Yankees.

  • In his last start, Happ allowed four earned runs on two homers to the Boston Red Sox.
  • The Yanks’ lefty has struck out just three or less batters in his last three outings.
  • Happ has allowed six home runs in his last four starts.

Blue Jays: Sean Reid-Foley (1-2, 2.49 ERA)

Reid-Foley has split his time between starting and relieving for the the Blue Jays, with just three appearances for the big club since the beginning of July.

  • In his last outing, Reid-Foley threw four innings against the Orioles, allowing just one earned run but walked four opposing hitters.
  • The Blue Jays’s starter threw two scoreless innings against the Yankees back in late June.
  • For the season, Reid-Foley has struck out 18 in 21.2 innings.

Hitter Notes

New York Yankees

The Yankees have started August perfect, going 6-0 over their first week of the month. New York has scored 44 runs in the six games.

  • SS Didi Gregorius is 2 for 6 against Reid-Foley with one homer and two RBI.
  • OF Brett Gardner is 0 for 5 with one strikeout in his career against Reid-Foley.
  • 2B Gleyber Torres is 3 for 5 versus the Blue Jays’ lefty with two walks.

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays have played close to .500 ball in July and August. Toronto has hit 55 homers in their last 32 games, a season-high over that span for the team.

  • SS Freddy Galvis is 1 for 12 against Happ in his career.
  • UTIL Brandon Drury is 4 for 9 versus the Yankees’ left-hander with a double and and two RBI.
  • C Danny Jansen is 1 for 2 versus Happ with a double in their only matchup.

Roster Notes

New York Yankees

  • SP CC Sabathia is on the IL with knee inflammation that could side him for a few weeks.
  • OF Aaron Hicks has a strained flexor that could force him to miss the rest of the season.
  • C Gary Sanchez has a strained groin that has forced him to the 10-day IL.

Toronto Blue Jays

  • SP Ryan Borucki is on the 10-day IL with elbow inflammation.
  • C Luke Malle remains on the 10-day IL with a strained oblique.
  • RP Nick Kingham has a strained oblique that’s forced him to the 10-day IL.

Game Odds Yankees vs Blue Jays

If you are in New Jersey, you can bet on the Yankees vs Blue Jays on 888Sport, BetStars NJ, and playMGM. Here are the latest odds. Good luck!

Moneyline

SportsbookYankeesBlue JaysLink
888Sport NJ-152+125
BetStars NJ-154+135
playMGM-145+133

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Total Runs

Sportsbook Over  10.5  Under  10.5Link
888Sport NJ-115-105
BetStars NJ-118+100
playMGM-115-105

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Run Line

SportsbookYankees -1.5Blue Jays +1.5Link
888Sport NJ-104-118
BetStars NJ+100-118 

playMGM-105-115

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