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

How to Watch

Where: Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York

When: Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at 7:00 PM EST

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

Team Notes

New York Yankees

The Yankees continue to reign in the AL East with a 36-22 record.

The Yankees have climbed to a 93.7% chance to reach the playoffs and a solid 4.4% probability to take the World Series title according to Baseball Reference.

The Yankees currently stand at 14/5 to win the American League and 7/1 to take the World Series.

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays have relied on youthful sluggers like Guerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio to boost their rebuild, boasting a record of just 23-36.

Toronto’s lousy record foretells a non-existant postseason chance as the Blue Jays have a 0.0% chance to make the playoffs and a 0.0% probability to take the World Series.

The Blue Jays are 300-1 to win the AL Pennant and 500-1 to win the 2019 World Series.

Pitcher Notes

Yankees: J.A. Happ (5-3, 4.83 ERA)

The Yankees lefty pitched well in his last start against Boston, allowing just one solo homer over five innings.

In May, Happ allowed 17 earned runs and a whopping eight homers in just 30.2 innings for a 4.99 ERA.

  • Hitters are batting a moderate .255 versus Happ this year.
  • The lefty has surrendered 15 home runs over his 63.1 innings, including 10 at Yankee Stadium in just seven starts.
  • Happ has posted 55 strikeouts in 63.1 innings this season.

Toronto Blue Jays: Edwin Jackson (0-3, 13.22 ERA)

Jackson’s last start in Colorado was a disaster as the righty allowed 10 earned runs in 2.2 innings.

In 16.1 innings this season, Jackson has allowed 30 hits and six walks for 32 baserunners accounting for WHIP over 2.00.

  • Toronto has lost all four of Jackson’s starts this season.
  • In his last three starts, Jackson hasn’t allowed less than five runs in each appearance.
  • Jackson is surrendering a homer every three innings pitched this year.

Hitter Notes

New York Yankees

The Yankees offense is a tale of two sides as they rank 5th in baseball, scoring 5.34 runs per game in 2019.

On the road, New York is 2nd in baseball with 6.28 runs per contest, but at home just 4.64 per game.

  • OF Aaron Hicks is 2 for 2 against Jackson with a two-run homer to his credit.
  • OF Brett Gardner is 3 for 11 with a solo homer against the Blue Jays starter.
  • Jackson has allowed three singles in nine at-bats to 2B DJ LeMahieu.

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays rank 28th in MLB on the road with 3.81 runs per contest. At home, Toronto is actually worse with a 3.68 runs per game average this year.

Toronto has dropped over half-a-run in offensive output compared to 2018.

  • OF Randal Grichuk hit a solo homer in his only game against Happ.
  • 1B Justin Smoak is 0 for 2 versus the Yankees lefty.
  • 2B Brandon Drury is 2 for 4 in his only matchup against Happ with a double and two RBI.

Roster Notes

New York Yankees

  • OF Giancarlo Stanton has been shut down 7-10 days with a calf strain due to a hit by pitch.
  • SS Didi Gregorius is expected to return this weekend from elbow surgery.
  • OF Aaron Judge is progressing from an oblique strain with light hitting and defensive drills.

Toronto Blue Jays

  • RP Ryan Tepera had surgery on his elbow and is on the 10-day IL.
  • SP Clay Buchholz is on the 10-day IL for the foreseeable future with a shoulder inflammation.
  • SP Matt Shoemaker will miss the season with an ACL tear in his right knee.

Game Odds Yankees vs Blue Jays

If you are in New Jersey, visit 888Sport or BetStars to bet on the Yankees vs Blue Jays. Find the latest odds below. Good luck!

Moneyline

SportsbookNY YankeesBlue JaysLink
888Sport NJ-200+163
BetStars NJ-200+170

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Total Runs

Sportsbook Over 10  Under 10Link
888Sport NJ-104-118
BetStars NJ-105-118

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Run Line

SportsbookNY Yankees -1.5Blue Jays +1.5Link
888Sport NJ-132+110
BetStars NJ-133+110 

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