Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Toronto Blue Jays 4/13

The New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays. Round 2… Fight! The New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays faced off last night inside the Rogers Centre and these same two teams will go at it again head-to-head, same time same place. The only difference tonight will be the pitching matchup as Michael Pineda takes the mound on extra rest, and we all know how well that usually doesn’t work out for the right-hander during his career, to face off against JA Happ. Yes that same JA Happ that has hurt Jacoby Ellsbury, Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson in his career by hitting them with pitches. Batters beware, especially of the left-handed variety.  

Pineda has historically struggled on extra rest and he has just that tonight in Toronto after an off day on Monday and a rain out of the Sunday game. Pineda was far from consistent in his first start of the season giving up six hits, including three home runs, and eight runs in five innings pitched against the Houston Astros but the cold weather could be to blame for the struggles. Or it couldn’t, we find out more tonight in Toronto.

Happ made his season debut last week against the Tampa Bay Rays and after a strong pitching performance he comes into the start with an 11 start undefeated streak, something the Yankees need to snap tonight in Toronto. During those 11 starts Happ has thrown a 1.55 ERA while yielding two runs or fewer in 10 of those 11 starts, pure dominance.

The game will be played at 7:07 pm ET inside the Rogers Centre and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV.

Go Yankees!

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