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

How to Watch

Where: Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York

When: Friday, September 20th at 7:05 PM EST

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

Team Notes

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays have a solid young core to jumpstart their rebuild, as players like Cavan Biggio, who hit for the cycle this week, continues to dazzle at the major league level.

Toronto currently has the fourth-worst record in the American League as they just won their 60th game of the year.

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

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New York Yankees

The Yankees and Houston Astros continue to battle for the top spot in the American League with the all-important home-field advantage on the line for the winner.

The Yankees have a >99.9% chance to make the postseason and a 14.2% chance to take the World Series.

The Yankees have 3-2 odds to win the AL title and 3-1 to win the 2019 World Series.

Pitcher Notes

Blue Jays: Jacob Waguespack (4-5, 4.70 ERA)

Waguespack has struggled over his last four starts, failing to go more than 4.1 innings over that span.

  • In his last outing, Waguespack allowed seven hits and three earned runs to the Yankees at Rogers Centre.
  • The Blue Jays have lost five straight games that Waguespack starts for the team.
  • Waguespack has faced the Yankees twice this season, allowing three runs in 3.2 innings in both outings.

New York Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka (10-8, 4.60)

Tanaka has had a hard time keeping the runs down over his past two starts, allowing eight runs over his last nine innings.

  • In his last start, Tanaka gave up four runs to the Blue Jays in five innings.
  • Tanaka’s K-rate has declined this season as he’s only struck out 35 batters over his last 47.2 innings.
  • The Yankees’ starter has faced Toronto four times this year, allowing 11 earned runs over 25 innings.

Hitter Notes

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays have played better baseball over the past week, stringing together five wins over seven games.

  • SS Bo Bichette is 2 for 6 with a double against Tanaka in their two career matchups.
  • 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is 1 for 9 against the Yankees’ righty with one RBI.
  • OF Randal Grichuk is 5 for 18 versus Tanaka with four homers and five RBI.

New York Yankees

The Yankees’ offense gets a boost this week with the return of Giancarlo Stanton, but the team hasn’t suffered in his absence as they’ve scored 97 runs in their first 15 games of September.

  • OF Aaron Judge is 2 for 3 against the right-hander with one walk.
  • OF Brett Gardner is 2 for 3 against Waguespack in his career with a homer.
  • 2B DJ LeMahieu is 2 for 5 versus the Toronto righty in their two career matchups.

Roster Notes

Toronto Blue Jays

  • OF Lourdes Gurriel has returned to the lineup after rehabbing his quad strain.
  • RP Tim Mayza will miss the remainder of the year and probably all of 2020 after having Tommy John surgery this week.
  • RP Jordan Romano has a sprained ankle that has forced him to the bench for a few games this week.

New York Yankees

  • OF Giancarlo Stanton will return this week from a knee injury.
  • RP Dellin Betances’ season is over after partially tearing his Achilles tendon in his first appearance of the year.
  • SP Luis Severino made his first start of the year on Tuesday night, throwing four scoreless innings.

Game Odds – Blue Jays vs Yankees

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