Blue Jays vs Yankees Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/28

Blue Jays vs Yankees Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/28

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MLB Preview: New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays

On June 28, 2024, the New York Yankees will face the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. This preview covers the teams' recent performances, pitching matchups, and key players.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: June 28, 2024
  • Time: 4:07 PM
  • Location: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Team Breakdown:

New York Yankees:

The New York Yankees enter this game with a 52-30 record, including a 28-16 record on the road. They are currently in first place in the American League East division but have lost three of their last five games.

Pitching:

Marcus Stroman will start for the Yankees. Stroman has a 7-3 record with a 3.15 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP over 91.1 innings pitched. His solid performance throughout the season makes him a key player for New York.

Recent Performance:

The Yankees were losing 9-2 in the 8th inning in the first game of this series against the Blue Jays. Despite this setback, their overall strong season performance and Stroman’s reliability on the mound give them an edge.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Aaron Judge (30 HR)
  • Batting Average: Aaron Judge (.309 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Aaron Judge (77 RBI)

The Yankees are dealing with injuries to Greg Allen, Caleb Durbin, Sean Boyle, Chase Hampton, and Scott Effross, which affects their depth.

Toronto Blue Jays:

The Toronto Blue Jays hold a 36-43 record, including an 18-19 record at home. They are currently in fifth place in the American League East division and have won one of their last five games.

Pitching:

Yusei Kikuchi will start for the Blue Jays. Kikuchi has a 4-7 record with a 4.00 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP over 83.1 innings pitched. He has shown flashes of brilliance but has been inconsistent this season.

Recent Performance:

The Blue Jays managed to secure a win in their last game but have struggled overall recently. Kikuchi’s performance will be crucial in giving them a chance against a strong Yankees lineup.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Daulton Varsho (11 HR)
  • Batting Average: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (.288 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (40 RBI)

The Blue Jays are managing injuries to Luis De Los Santos, Joey Votto, Ricky Tiedemann, Yimi Garcia, and Payton Henry, but have shown resilience in maintaining their performance levels.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
NYY (52-30) -120 o8.5 (-105) -1.5 (+135)
TOR (36-43) +105 u8.5 (-115) +1.5 (-160)

Prediction:

Considering the pitching matchup and recent performances of both teams, the pick for this game is the New York Yankees to win. Marcus Stroman, the starting pitcher for the Yankees, has been consistent and effective with a 7-3 record and a 3.15 ERA. His ability to deliver strong outings provides the Yankees with a solid foundation.

Despite the Yankees' current losing streak and their 9-2 deficit in the first game of this series, their overall season performance and lineup strength, led by Aaron Judge, suggest they can bounce back. Judge’s offensive prowess, with 30 home runs and a .309 batting average, makes him a significant threat to any opposing pitcher.

On the other side, Yusei Kikuchi has struggled with consistency, which the Yankees' powerful lineup can exploit. The Blue Jays have shown some resilience, but their recent struggles and lower season performance make them the underdogs in this matchup.

Given the combination of Stroman’s reliability, the Yankees' offensive firepower, and the Blue Jays’ inconsistencies, New York is the favored pick to win this game.

Pick: New York Yankees -120

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