Series Preview: Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees (Sep 22-24)

 

The Toronto Blue Jays will face the New York Yankees this weekend in their final home series of the 2017 season

 

 

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The Toronto Blue Jays (71-82) get ready to play their final six home game of the season. The Yankees (85-67) have won three straight, and currently lead the American League wild card race. Toronto has a (40-38) home record this season, while New York sits with a (39-39) record away from Yankee Stadium this season.

 

Pitching: 2017 Totals

TOR – (Starters) 4.57 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 1.28 HR/9, 7.7 K/9, .270/.337/.446

NYY – (Starters) 3.98 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 1.38 HR/9, 8.9 K/9, .243/.302/.413

TOR – (Relievers) 4.27 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 1.20 HR/9, 9.5 K/9, .242/.315/.409

NYY – (Relievers) 3.40 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 0.89 HR/9, 10.9 K/9, .208/.295/.337

 

Offenses: 2017 Totals

Toronto – R/G 4.24 – .241/.314/.412 – 468 XBH – 8.1 K/G

New York – R/G 5.33 – .262/.339/.444 – 502 XBH – 8.6 K/G

 

 

Game 1

First Pitch – 7:07 EST

M. Estrada RHP (2017: 9-8, 4.84 ERA) vs. M. Tanaka RHP (2017: 12-11, 4.73 ERA)

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

2017 season record: (19-8, 4.84 ERA, 1.364 WHIP, 8.7 K/9), ERA+ 95, FIP 4.54, SO/W 2.54

Opponents batting average against .253/.319/.457 – BABIP .294, 2017 bWAR 2.4

Last appearance – (8.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) – September 16th vs Minnesota

Career vs New York – (5-3, 4.28 ERA, 1.275 WHIP, 6.3 K/9) – 14 G, 13 GS

Last appearance vs Yankees – (7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K) – August 10th in Toronto

2017 Home Record: (5-3, 4.65 ERA, 1.478 WHIP, 9.0 K/9) – 13 GS

 

 

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

2017 season record: (12-11, 4.73 ERA, 1.262 WHIP, 9.4 K/9), ERA+ 97, FIP 4.39, SO/W 4.55

Opponents batting average against .262/.309/.472 – BABIP .309, 2017 bWAR 1.3

Last appearance – (7.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K) – September 14th vs Baltimore

Career vs Toronto – (8-3, 2.62 ERA, 1.089 WHIP, 8.4 K/9) – 13 GS

Last appearance vs Blue Jays- (4.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 2 K) – August 9th in Toronto

2017 Road Record: (4-6, 6.14 ERA, 1.494 WHIP, 8.8 K/9) – 14 GS

 

 

Game 2

First Pitch – 4:07 EST

J. Biagini RHP (2017: 3-11, 5.33 ERA) vs. S. Gray RHP (2017: 9-11, 3.38 ERA)

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

2017 season record: (3-11, 5.33 ERA, 1.395 WHIP, 7.5 K/9), ERA+ 87, FIP 4.22, SO/W 2.46

Opponents batting average against .265/.325/.426 – BABIP .306, 2017 bWAR -0.1

Last appearance – (1.1 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K) – September 17th vs Minnesota

Career vs New York – (1-2, 2.51 ERA, 1.116 WHIP, 13.2 K/9) – 8 G, 1 GS

Last appearance vs Yankees – (7.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) – June 3rd in Toronto

2017 Home Record: (2-6, 5.04 ERA, 1.373 WHIP, 6.7 K/9) – 20 G, 8 GS

 

 

Sonny Gray (5’10, 190 lbs – Nashville, TN)

2017 season record: (9-11, 3.38 ERA, 1.174 WHIP, 8.7 K/9), ERA+ 130, FIP 3.62, SO/W 3.00

Opponents batting average against .225/.288/.368 – BABIP .274, 2017 bWAR 2.8

Last appearance – (4.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) – September 17th vs Baltimore

Career vs Toronto – (3-3, 2.60 ERA, 1.311 WHIP, 7.4 K/9) – 7 GS

Last appearance vs Blue Jays- (6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 6 K) – August 10th in Toronto

2017 Road Record: (2-7, 3.26 ERA, 1.281 WHIP, 8.4 K/9) – 11 GS

 

 

Game 3

First Pitch – 1:07 EST

M. Stroman RHP (2017: 12-8, 3.01 ERA) vs. J. Garcia LHP (2017: 5-9, 4.19 ERA)

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

2017 season record: (12-8, 3.01 ERA, 1.291 WHIP, 7.5 K/9), ERA+ 153, FIP 3.76, SO/W 2.81

Opponents batting average against .262/.319/.386 – BABIP .311, 2017 bWAR 5.9

Last appearance – (7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) – September 19th vs Kansas City

Career vs New York – (5-3, 2.97 ERA, 1.099 WHIP, 6.8 K/9) – 11 GS

Last appearance vs Yankees – (5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) – July 3rd in New York

2017 Home Record: (6-6, 2.52 ERA, 1.211 WHIP, 7.6 K/9) – 17 GS

 

 

Jaime Garcia (6’2, 215 lbs – Reynosa, MX)

2017 season record: (5-9, 4.19 ERA, 1.384 WHIP, 7.3 K/9), ERA+ 104, FIP 4.17, SO/W 2.05

Opponents batting average against .258/.327/.451 – BABIP .300, 2017 bWAR 2.0

Last appearance – (5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K) – September 18th vs Minnesota

Career vs Toronto – (2-1, 2.84 ERA, 1.105 WHIP, 5.7 K/9) – 4 GS

Last appearance vs Blue Jays- (5.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 K) – May 16th in Toronto

2017 Road Record: (4-4, 4.38 ERA, 1.425 WHIP, 6.0 K/9) – 15 GS

 

 

 

 

 

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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.