New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays - 9/7/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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New York Yankees (21-19) at Toronto Blue Jays (22-18)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 7, 2020 at 6:37 pm (Sahlen Field)
Jordan Montgomery (2-2) (5.76) vs. Hyun Jin Ryu (3-1) (2.93)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -140 / New York Yankees +130 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Yankees face the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, September 7th at Sahlen Field for game one of a three-game series.
The New York Yankees have been in a major slump, as the Bronx Bombers have battled injuries and under-performers all season long. The Yankees are sitting at 21-19 on the year, which is good for third place in the AL East. Anyone who thought the Toronto Blue Jays would be ahead of the Yankees in the standings by the time this series started would be called crazy. Now, this has become the reality, as the young Blue Jays have taken the next step. The Yankees' offense has struggled the most, as the bats of Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are dearly missed. After such a hot start, the Yankees are in deep trouble if they can not find a way to score consistently and keep their players on the field. Erik Kratz and Jordy Mercer can only do so much; the Yankees need their stars back.
The Toronto Blue Jays, as mentioned above, are now in second place in the AL East ahead of the Yankees and behind the Tampa Bay Rays. The Blue Jays are 22-18 on the year, as their lineup filled with young and promising bats has provided. The Blue Jays took three of five against the Red Sox at Fenway this past weekend, and Toronto will finally head home after a seven-game away from home trip.
The New York Yankees are set to bring left-hander Jordan Montgomery to the mound to face the Blue Jays. Montgomery is 2-2 with a 5.76 ERA through his first 25.0 innings of the season with the Yankees. Montgomery is coming off his worst start of the season, in which he was pulled in the first inning after allowing four earned runs to the Rays.
The Toronto Blue Jays will send left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu to the bump for Monday's contest. Ryu is 3-1 with a 2.51 ERA through his first 43.0 innings with the Jays. Ryu has been excellent in his first season as a Blue Jay, and he will look to take advantage of a Yankees team that has struggled to score recently.
The Blue Jays are -140 favorites over the Yankees, who would have thought? This is 100% justified though, as the Yankees have not been the same lately. I like Ryu to kick the Yanks while they are down, and I will take the Blue Jays to win this game at home.