Series Preview: Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees (June 1-4)

The Toronto Blue Jays will play host to the hard-hitting Bronx bombers for a four-game weekend series at the Rogers Centre for the first time this season.

 

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The Toronto Blue Jays (26-27) wrap up their 10-game homestand at the Rogers Centre by taking on the New York Yankees (30-20) in a four-game weekend series starting tonight. Toronto currently sits with a (15-12) home record, while New York has a (13-12) record away from Yankee Stadium.

 

Pitching: 2017 Totals

TOR – (Starters) 4.26 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 1.29 HR/9, 8.2 K/9, .261/.332/.430

NYY – (Starters) 4.09 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 1.39 HR/9, 8.9 K/9, .248/.306/.415

TOR – (Relievers) 3.82 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 1.07 HR/9, 9.9 K/9, .231/.312/.382

NYY – (Relievers) 2.96 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 0.57 HR/9, 10.3 K/9, .199/.284/.280

 

Offenses: 2017 Totals

Toronto – R/G 4.47 – .246/.314/.416 – 160 XBH – 7.7 K/G

New York – R/G 5.38 – .265/.344/.450 – 156 XBH – 8.9 K/G

 

 

Game 1

First Pitch – 7:07 EST

M. Estrada RHP (2017: 4-2, 3.15 ERA) vs. C. Sabathia LHP (2017: 5-2, 4.42 ERA)

Marco Estrada (6’0, 180 – Sonora, MX)

2017 season record: (4-2, 3.15 ERA, 1.107 WHIP, 10.2 K/9), ERA+ 120, FIP 3.25, SO/W 4.59

Opponents batting average against .226/.276/.406 – BABIP .287

Last appearance – (6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) – May 27th vs Texas

Career vs New York- (4-2, 3.48 ERA, 1.144 WHIP, 5.7 K/9) – 11 G, 10 GS

Last appearance vs Yankees – (7.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) – May 1st in New York

2017 Home Record: (2-0, 2.32 ERA, 1.032 WHIP, 10.5 K/9) – 5 GS

 

 

CC Sabathia (6’6, 300 – Vallejo, CA)

2017 season record: (5-2, 4.42 ERA, 1.404 WHIP, 7.3 K/9), ERA+ 98, FIP 4.61, SO/W 2.00

Opponents batting average against .257/.335/.396 – BABIP .292

Last appearance – (6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 9 K) – May 27th vs Oakland

Career vs Toronto – (15-9, 3.54 ERA, 1.126 WHIP, 8.5 K/9) –  27 GS

Last appearance vs Toronto – (4.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 5 K) – May 3rd in New York

2017 Road Record: (3-2, 3.21 ERA, 1.337 WHIP, 5.3 K/9) – 6 GS

 

 

Game 2

First Pitch – 7:07 EST

F. Liriano LHP (2017: 2-2, 6.35 ERA) vs. M. Pineda RHP (2017: 6-2, 3.32 ERA)

Francisco Liriano (6’2, 225 lbs – San Cristobal, DR)

2017 season record: (2-2, 6.35 ERA, 1.906 WHIP, 9.5 K/9), ERA+ 60, FIP 4.94, SO/W 1.30

Opponents batting average against .274/.406/.425 – BABIP .350

Last appearance – (2.0 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 0 K) – May 10th vs Cleveland

Career vs New York- (3-4, 3.31 ERA, 1.436 WHIP, 9.1 K/9) – 11 G, 9 GS

Last appearance vs Yankees – (6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) – September 23rd, 2016 in Toronto

2017 Home Record: (2-1, 4.74 ERA, 1.474 WHIP, 10.4 K/9) – 4 GS

 

 

Michael Pineda (6’7, 260 lbs – Yaguate, DR)

2017 season record: (6-2, 3.32 ERA, 1.039 WHIP, 10.0 K/9), ERA+ 130, FIP 3.92, SO/W 5.50

Opponents batting average against .222/.267/.409 – BABIP .262

Last appearance – (6.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K) – May 28th vs Oakland

Career vs Toronto – (2-3, 3.11 ERA, 1.155 WHIP, 8.0 K/9) –  11 GS

Last appearance vs Toronto – (5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K) – September 25, 2016 at Toronto

2017 Road Record: (1-1, 5.23 ERA, 1.306 WHIP, 10.0 K/9) – 4 GS

 

 

Game 3

First Pitch – 1:07 EST

J. Biagini RHP (2017: 1-3, 3.64 ERA) vs. J. Montgomery LHP (2017: 2-4, 4.11 ERA)

Joe Biagini (6’5, 240 – Redwood City, CA)

2017 season record: (1-3, 3.64 ERA, 1.071 WHIP, 7.9 K/9), ERA+ 104, FIP 2.99, SO/W 4.11

Opponents batting average against .226/.276/.308 – BABIP .277

Last appearance – (6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) – May 28th vs Texas

Career vs New York- (1-1, 3.68 ERA, 1.500 WHIP, 18.4 K/9) – 7 G, 7.1 IP, 0 GS

Last appearance vs Yankees – (1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) – May 3rd in New York

2017 Home Record: (1-1, 0.92 ERA, 0.763 WHIP, 7.8 K/9) –  9 G, 2 GS

 

 

Jordan Montgomery (6’6, 225 lbs – Sumter, SC)

2017 season record: (2-4, 4.11 ERA, 1.311 WHIP, 8.6 K/9), ERA+ 105, FIP 3.61, SO/W 2.53

Opponents batting average against .244/.313/.373 – BABIP .298

Last appearance – (4.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) – May 29th at Baltimore

*Has Never Faced the Toronto Blue Jays during Career*

2017 Road Record: (1-3, 4.09 ERA, 1.455 WHIP, 7.0 K/9) – 4 GS

 

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Game 4

First Pitch – 1:07 EST

M. Stroman RHP (2017: 6-2, 3.28 ERA) vs. L. Severino RHP (2017: 4-2, 2.93 ERA)

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

2017 season record: (6-2, 3.28 ERA, 1.340 WHIP, 7.3 K/9), ERA+ 116, FIP 3.65, SO/W 2.95

Opponents batting average against .280/.333/.402 – BABIP .333

Last appearance – (6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) – May 29th vs Cincinnati

Career vs New York- (5-2, 2.91 ERA, 1.082 WHIP, 7.0 K/9) – 9 GS

Last appearance vs Yankees – (3.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K) – May 3rd in New York

2017 Home Record: (2-2, 3.23 ERA, 1.308 WHIP, 7.6 K/9) – 6 GS

 

 

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

2017 season record: (4-2, 2.93 ERA, 1.076 WHIP, 10.1 K/9), ERA+ 147, FIP 3.05, SO/W 4.60

Opponents batting average against .222/.271/.343 – BABIP .284

Last appearance – (6.1 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) – May 30th at Baltimore

Career vs Toronto – (0-3, 6.38 ERA, 1.583 WHIP, 8.6 K/9) –  6 G, 5 GS

Last appearance vs Toronto – (5.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) – May 1st in New York

2017 Road Record: (2-0, 2.08 ERA, 1.088 WHIP, 10.7 K/9) – 5 GS

 

 

 

*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.