Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Free Pick 09/10/15
Toronto Blue Jays (79-59) vs. New York Yankees (77-60)
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Thursday, September 10 – 7:05 PM EST
Line: NYY +135/ TOR -145
Wednesday’s featured free pick was a winner as the New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals went over 7.5 runs. Our featured free pick for Thursday September 10, 2015 features the opener of a four-game set at Yankee Stadium where the New York Yankees will entertain AL East rivals the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Jays are holding a 1.5 game lead for the division title and needless to say, this is a very important series for the division outcome. Both teams are off series losses but we should be able to expect to see some terrific baseball between the two highest scoring teams in the Major Leagues.
Toronto Blue Jays (79-59)
David Price (14-5, 2.43 ERA) will take the ball for the Blue Jays coming off seven innings of one-run ball against the Orioles. He’s 5-1 with a 2.15 ERA in seven starts since coming over from the Tigers. The 30 year old left-hander has faced the Bronx Bombers three times already this season with mixed results;
Price was tattooed for eight runs on 10 hits over just 2 1/3 innings on April 22, but has fared better in the Blue Jays uniform as he tossed seven scoreless innings to beat the Yankees in New York on Aug. 8 before giving up three runs through 7 1/3 frames to them six days later. Price has been dominant away from home all season posting a 9-2 record beind a 2.02 ERA.
The Yankees’ Chris Young (1-for-14), Brett Gardner (5-for-26) and Mark Teixeira (13-for-64) have all struggled against Price while Chase Headley has had more succes with seven hits over 14 at bats.
New York Yankees (77-60)
The 21 year old rookie Luis Severino will take the ball for the Yankees making his seventh start in the big leagues. He’s 3-0 in his last three starts allowing just two runs (both homers) on 14 hits over 18 1/3 innings of work but struggled in his lone meeting with Toronto when he conceded three runs on five hits and three walks fo a 3-1 loss on Aug. 16. He’s shown some issues with his command lately giving up a total of 13 walks over his last four contests.
He’ll face a Toronto offense that has scored a Major Leagues best 756 runs on the year, 88 more than the Yankees’ 668 in second place. Edwin Encarnacion set a franchise record Wednesday by reaching base in his 39th consecutive game while Josh Donaldson is 8-for-14 and Chris Colabello is 7-for-13 over the last four games.
What’s the Play
How can you not like the more experienced Price over the young Severino here. The Jays may have split their last six games but they’re been close to unbeatable since late July and have won five of the last seven head-to-head meetings with the Yankees. Pay the price to back Price.
Play: Toronto Blue Jays (-145)