Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Toronto Blue Jays 9/23

The New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays will finish off their three game set tonight inside the Rogers Centre. Tonight marks the final time these two teams have gone head-to-head and after David Price continuously shutting the team down and Jose Bautista bringing his big stick to the yard against the Yankees ever series I can’t say I’m exactly upset about that. Tonight is not going to be Tanaka night after he suffered a hamstring injury but instead the Yankees will send Ivan Nova to the mound. To oppose Nova on the hill for the Blue Jays will be Marcus Stroman. The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET and can be seen on the YES Network, ESPN and MLB TV.

  • Nova will step in for Masahiro Tanaka tonight after the Yankees ace suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain in his last start against the New York Mets. Around this time last week it was announced that Nova would be delegated to the Yankees bullpen and he had not made an appearance before being bumped back into the rotation with this injury. Rust will likely be a factor tonight for the Yankees right-hander.

  • Stroman will be making his third start off the disabled list this season, and his second against the New York Yankees, after tearing his ACL in spring training. Stroman threw seven innings and 96 pitches in his last start and seems fully healed from the injury and ready to lead the Blue Jays into the postseason.

The Yankees are 27 outs away, we hope, from leaving Toronto for good and returning home to Yankee Stadium for their final eight home games. The Yankees will play host to the Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox for four games each before finishing their season with the Baltimore Orioles inside Camden Yards. I don’t care where the Yankees are going at this point as long as Toronto isn’t coming with them. I’m over it. Go Yankees!

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