The New York Yankees travel to Toronto to take on the Blue Jays this evening. CC Sabathia will start for the Yankees and Kyle Drabek gets the nod for the Blue Jays.
As a team this season, the Yankees are batting .267 while the Blue Jays come in at .248. Sabathia has won three straight against Toronto. He is 4-1 with a 2.73 ERA at Rogers Centre. Kyle Drabek has never faced the Yankees–and this works to the Blue Jays advantage tonight.
Drabek will face a Yankees team that has lost five of their last six games. Offensively, the Yankee bats are ice cold right now, and not producing runs anywhere near level they have become accustomed to. They’ve scored only 25 runs in their last six games, an exercise in futility. They also know that when CC is on the mound, they need not score many runs for a victory.
New York has had struggles this season and in the past with pitchers that they’ve never faced before, so Drabek should be able to limit the Yankees production in this game.
While we expect this to be a low scoring affair, we believe the correct play is on the Blue Jays run line.
Take the Toronto Blue Jays +1.5 (-105).