Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays 7/3

The New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays will continue their three-game set this week in the Bronx with the middle game of the series today inside Yankee Stadium. In this afternoon’s July 4th contest the Yankees will welcome back CC Sabathia off the disabled list to make the start while the Blue Jays will counter with J.A. Happ. All left-handed hitters need to be weary when Happ is on the mound, especially in the Bronx, as the lefty loves to hit Yankees left-handed batters for whatever reason. It’s been a couple years now but the thoughts of Happ hitting Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson as members of the Yankees for injuries still haunts me. I can’t help it.

Sabathia is coming off the disabled list to make the start after suffering a strained left hamstring way back on June 13. The last time the Yankees big southpaw faced this Toronto Blue Jays offense they teed off on Sabathia to the tune of six runs on May 3. No more of that, please.

Happ has made six starts since coming off the disabled list with an elbow injury for the Blue Jays and has posted a quality start in four of those six outing. With that kind of math, and alotta bit of sarcasm, the Blue Jays lefty is due to lay an egg this afternoon in the Bronx. I’m calling four innings pitched and six runs allowed for Happ. One can dream.

The game will be played at 1:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV. You can also follow along in your cars and on the radio by tuning into John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman on WFAN. Enjoy the game and as always, and especially today on America’s birthday with America’s team, Go Yankees!!!

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