New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays - 9/8/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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New York Yankees (21-20) at Toronto Blue Jays (23-18)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 6:37 pm (Sahlen Field)
J.A. Happ (1-1) (4.68) vs. Taijuan Walker (3-2) (3.26)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -105 / New York Yankees -105 --- Over/Under: 10 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees face the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, September 8th at Sahlen Field for game two of a three-game series.
The Toronto Blue Jays took down the New York Yankees by the final score of 12-7 on Monday night in game one of this series. The Yankees were dealt a crushing blow on Monday night, as the team blew a 6-2 lead to the Blue Jays in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Blue Jays scored 10 runs in the sixth, and the inning was capped off with a grand slam by Danny Jansen. The Blue Jays are now five games above .500 at 23-18 and have earned some extra breathing room over the Yankees in the AL East standings. The Yankees have lost three straight games and have played poorly recently. The Yanks are holding on to that final spot in the American League playoff picture, but they could soon be on the outside looking in.
The New York Yankees will send left-hander J.A. Happ to the mound to face the Blue Jays. Happ is 1-1 with a 4.68 ERA through his first 25.0 innings of the season with the Yankees. Happ allowed four earned runs through 5.0 innings in his last outing against the Mets on September 3rd. The Yankees could really use a strong start from Happ, as the team is in dire need of a win.
The Toronto Blue Jays are set to bring right-hander Taijuan Walker to the bump for Tuesday's contest. Walker is 3-2 with a 3.26 ERA through his first 38.2 innings of the season with the Blue Jays. Walker allowed two earned runs through 5.2 innings against the Red Sox in his last start on September 3rd.
Although the Yankees really need the win here, I cannot put any amount of money on them until they show signs of change. From the lineup to the starting rotation, to the bullpen, the Yankees have struggled badly. I think the Jays will hit Happ hard, and I will take the Blue Jays with the stronger starter and the hotter team in this spot.