Series Preview: Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees (May 1-3)

 

The Toronto Blue Jays head into Yankee Stadium for the first time this season to take on the surging Yankees.

 

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The Toronto Blue Jays (8-17) are coming off a 2-1 series win against the Tampa Bay Ray, their first series win of 2017. New York (15-8) is coming off a 2-1 series win over the Orioles. Toronto has a 4-9 road record coming into Monday, while the Yankees currently own a 10-2 home record.

 

History: The Blue Jays and Yankees have played each other a total of 594 times, with the advantage in the all-time series going to New York at 327-267. Toronto has a 126-173 record on the road in new York. Toronto is 25-13 over the last two season against the Yankees, winning last year’s series 12-7.

 

Pitching: 2017 Totals

TOR – (Starters) 3.77 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 1.02 HR/9, 8.1 K/9, .254/.321/.415

NYY – (Starters) 3.76 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 1.25 HR/9, 8.9 K/9, .236/.295/.384

TOR – (Relievers) 4.70 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 1.30 HR/9, 8.7 K/9, .250/.329/.423

NYY – (Relievers) 2.53 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 0.50 HR/9, 10.5 K/9, .202/.281/.285

 

Offenses: 2017 Totals

Toronto – R/G 3.56 – .228/.295/.350 – 59 XBH – 8.9 K/G

New York – R/G 5.56 – .266/.349/.456 – 73 XBH – 8.2 K/G

 

Game 1

First Pitch – 7:05 EST

M. Estrada RHP (2017: 0-1, 2.70 ERA) vs. L. Severino RHP (2017: 2-1, 3.00 ERA)

Marco Estrada (6’0, 180 lbs – Sonora, MX)

2017 season record (0-1, 2.70 ERA, 1.167 WHIP, 9.9 K/9), Opponents AVG against .223/.293/.411

Last appearance – 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, on April 25th against the Cardinals.

Career vs New York – (3-2, 3.75 ERA, 1.162 WHIP, 5.6 K/9). Last App vs NYY – 9/26/16, 7 IP, 4 H, ER.

Road record 2017 – (0-1, 4.76 ERA, 1.353 WHIP, 9.5  K/9)

 

 

Luis Severino (6’2, 215 lb – Sabana de la Mar, DR)

2017 season record (2-1, 3.00 ERA, 0.778 WHIP, 6.3 K/9), Opponents AVG against .175/.208/.309

Last appearance – 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K on April 26th against Boston.

Career vs Toronto – (0-2, 5.89 ERA, 1.527 WHIP, 9.8 K/9). Last App vs Blue Jays – 9/26/16, 1 IP, 1 H, ER.

Home record 2017 – (1-1, 3.00 ERA, 0.600 WHIP, 12.6  K/9)

 

 

Game 2

First Pitch – 7:05 EST

M. Latos RHP (2017: 0-0, 3.27 ERA) vs. M. Tanaka RHP (2017: 3-1, 4.20 ERA)

Mat Latos (6’6, 245 lb – Alexandria, VA)

2017 season record (0-0, 3.27 ERA, 1.455 WHIP, 4.1 K/9), Opponents AVG against .225/.354/.375

Last appearance – 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K on April 27th against the Cardinals.

Career vs New York – (0-0, 4.76 ERA, 1.941 WHIP, 9.5 K/9). Last App vs NY – 2015 – 5.2 IP, 9 H, 3 ER.

Road record 2017 – (0-0, 3.27 ERA, 1.455 WHIP, 4.1 K/9).

 

 

Masahiro Tanaka (6’3, 215 lb – Itami, JA)

2017 season record (3-1, 4.20 ERA, 1.267 WHIP, 6.6 K/9), Opponents AVG against .246/.315/.404

Last appearance – 9 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K on April 27th against Boston.

Career vs Toronto – (6-3, 2.74 ERA, 1.054 WHIP, 8.8 K/9). Last App vs Blue Jays – 9/5/16 – 6.1 IP, 7 H, 2 ER

Home record 2017 – (2-0, 2.70 ERA, 1.125 WHIP, 7.4  K/9).

 

 

Game 3

First Pitch – 7:05 EST

M. Stroman RHP (2017: 2-2, 2.97 ERA) vs. C. Sabathia LHP (2017: 2-1, 4.34 ERA)

Marcus Stroman (5’8, 180 lbs – Medford, NY)

2017 season record (2-2, 2.97 ERA, 1.183 WHIP, 6.9 K/9), Opponents AVG against .265/.306/.360

Last appearance – 7.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 10 K – April 28th against the Rays.

Career vs New York – (5-2, 2.17 ERA, 0.966 WHIP, 7.1 K/9). Last App vs NY – 9/24/16, 7.0 IP, 1 H,  0 ER.

Road record 2017 – (2-0, 1.17 ERA, 1.043 WHIP, 5.9 K/9)

 

 

CC Sabathia (6’6, 300 lb – Vallejo, CA)

2017 season record (2-1, 4.34 ERA, 1.345 WHIP, 6.2 K/9), Opponents AVG against .250/.328/.411

Last appearance – 5.2 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 6 K on April 28th against the Orioles.

Career vs Toronto – (15-9, 3.32 ERA, 1.089 WHIP, 8.4 K/9). Last App vs Blue Jays – 9/24/16, 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER.

Home record 2017 – (1-0, 5.54 ERA, 1.154 WHIP, 8.3 K/9).

 

 

 

 

*All Pitcher vs Batter Stats provided by ESPN

 

 

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Wade is a long time baseball fan who has been involved with the game for over 30 years. Including as a former college player, amateur pitching coach, and blogger.

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Wade is a long time baseball fan who has been involved with the game for over 30 years. Including as a former college player, amateur pitching coach, and blogger.