Monday, September 26, 2016

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Toronto Blue Jays 9/26

Here we are on a Monday morning and the four-game set that has put the nail in the Yankees coffin finally comes to an end. Finally. It's probably not a coincidence that the Toronto Blue Jays all but ended the Yankees chance at a AL East title last year with a big series and now the Blue Jays may have ended the Wild Card hopes of the Baby Bombers as well with a similarly huge series in 2016. Oh well, let's get on with it  and get it over with so we can head back home to the Bronx to finish this season. In the finale the Yankees will send Luis Severino to the mound who will be taking Masahiro Tanaka's turn in the rotation while the Blue Jays will counter with JA Happ.

Severino makes the start tonight in place of the injured Masahiro Tanaka after allowing just one run in 15 innings this month as a reliever. Severino has pitched like a man with newfound confidence since entering the bullpen so hopefully that confidence carries over tonight.

Happ is set to be in some elite company in Toronto Blue Jays history with another win, we're just hoping that win doesn't come at the expense of the Yankees tonight. With one more victory Happ would surpass David Wells for the most wins in a Blue Jays uniform by a left-handed pitcher while last time out he became just the sixth Blue Jays pitcher in the history of the franchise to reach the 20 win plateau.

The game will be played at 7:07 pm ET inside the Rogers Centre and can be seen on the YES Network, MLB Network and MLB TV. I bet when the MLB schedule makers had this game on the calendar they didn't think the Yankees would be in the state they are both in terms of roster and in terms of standings. I know I didn't. Gotta keep fighting though, even if the playoffs will not be happening. It's still Go Yankees regardless!

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