Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Toronto Blue Jays 5/31

On this final day of May the New York Yankees find themselves in unfamiliar territory. They seem to be already out of it in the AL East Division race, although a lot can change between now and even August 1st let alone September 1st, but thanks to the addition of a 2nd Wild Card in both leagues the team is still within striking distance of a playoff position. The best advice you can give to the team right now is to take one game at a time and one series at a time and win more times than not. That begins and continues tonight as the Yankees face off with the Toronto Blue Jays in the middle game of their three-game set. New York will send the suddenly revitalized CC Sabathia to the mound to face off with the Jays starter JA Happ.

Sabathia has pitched extremely well this season and thanks to a pair of unearned runs in his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays the Yankees veteran has seen his ERA dip below 3.00. Sabathia scattered two hits and a walk the last time he faced this season while striking out seven and will look for similar results tonight in Toronto. 

Happ has pitched at least seven innings while allowing three hits or less in each of his last two starts including one against the New York Yankees. Happ beat the Yankees last time out inside Yankee Stadium so New York will look to turn the tides tonight in Toronto. 

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. Happ is quietly becoming a Yankees killer isn't he? His stats lately against the club have been great if you're a Jays fan so hopefully the Yankees can turn that around a bit tonight while visiting our neighbors from the north. Go Yankees, eh?

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