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

How to Watch

Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Canada

When: Sunday, September 15th at 1:07 PM EST

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

Team Notes

New York Yankees

The Yankees are in a heated battle for the top spot in the American League as New York and Houston share similar records in the race for home-field advantage in the playoffs.

The Yankees have a >99.9% chance to make the postseason and a 15.6% chance to take the World Series.

The Yankees have 7-4 odds to win the AL title and 7-2 to win the 2019 World Series.

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays recently lost nine of 10 games and are fielding a group of relatively inexperienced but exciting youngsters in an effort to jumpstart their rebuild.

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

The Blue Jays have been eliminated from the postseason picture and no longer hold odds for winning anything in October.

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Pitcher Notes

New York Yankees: Bullpen Game

The Yankees’ pitching staff is having one of their best starts to a month in September.

  • Yankees pitchers have struck out 87 batters in 79.1 innings in September.
  • Opposing batters are hitting just .235 through the team’s first nine games of this month.
  • Expect Jordan Montgomery to come off the IL and get some time on the mound during this game.

Blue Jays: T.J Zeuch (5-9, 5.04 ERA)

Zeuch is in line for the start but the Blue Jays could make this contest a bullpen game.

  • Zeuch has thrown twice in September, allowing five earned runs in 8.1 innings, while striking out five batters.
  • In September, Blue Jays pitchers have a 4.20 ERA and are allowing a .224 batting average to opposing hitters.
  • Toronto’s staff has struck out 70 batters in 75 innings in September.

Hitter Notes

New York Yankees

The Yankees’ offense has been solid scoring 61 runs in their first ten games, although an injury to 1B Edwin Encarnacion could have them scrambling for a middle of the order replacement.

  • Over the last seven days, Gleyber Torres is 8 for his last 22 with two homers.
  • OF Brett Gardner has three homers in his last five games for New York.
  • SS Didi Gregorius has 12 total bases in his last four games due to two solo homers.

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays are cold over their last seven days of September scoring just 23 runs over their last seven games .

  • Over the last week, Bo Bichette has stolen a base and hit two homers.
  • 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has struggled over the past week, going 5 for 21 with a double and triple.
  • 1B Rowdy Tellez is 5 for his last 19 with two homers and 12 total bases.

Roster Notes

New York Yankees

  • OF Giancarlo Stanton could return next week from a sprained knee.
  • OF Aaron Hicks appears to be out for the year from a flexor strain.
  • SP Luis Severino will make his season debut on Tuesday after being out all year with a lat-muscle strain.

Toronto Blue Jays

  • OF Lourdes Gurriel is on the shelf with a quad strain and should be back in a week.
  • C Luke Malle is on the 10-day IL with a strained oblique.
  • RP Ryan Borucki’s elbow inflammation has forced him to the 60-day IL.

Game Odds

The game odds will be added as soon as it is made available by the sportsbooks.

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