MLB Preview: Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees

by Dirty on July 3, 2010

New York Yanees vs Toronto Blue Jays betting The Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees will meet on the field at Yankee Stadium on Saturday in a battle of division rivals.

The Blue Jays will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Ricky Romero in this game. Romero has a 6-4 record and a 2.83 ERA this season.

Romero’s opponent in this one will be Andy Pettitte. The Yankees lefthander has a 2.72 ERA to go along with a 9-2 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Yankees listed as 173-moneyline favorites versus the Blue Jays, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

The Blue Jays rallied with five runs in the top of the 11th inning on Friday, defeating the Yankees 6-1. The Blue Jays won that game as a +169 underdogs, while the teams played UNDER the posted over/under (9.5) set by sportsbooks.

DeWayne Rise led the way with a pinch-hit three-run triple for the Blue Jays. Jason Frasor tossed a scoreless 10th and secured the win.

David Robertson surrendered five runs on four hits in 1 2-3 innings in the Yankees loss.

Team records:
Toronto: 41-40 SU
New York: 48-31 SU

Toronto most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

New York most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Toronto is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
NY Yankees are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games at home
NY Yankees are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
NY Yankees are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games at home
NY Yankees are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
NY Yankees home to Toronto, Sunday, July 4

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