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Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Preview and Predictions 07-14-2019 in MLB


The New York Yankees look to get their offense back in gear after a frustrating loss when they host to American League East-rival Toronto Blue Jays for the rubber match of a three-game series Sunday afternoon. The AL East-leading Yankees stranded 11 men, including the tying run on third in the bottom of the ninth, before suffering a 2-1 setback on Saturday for their fourth fourth loss in 13 games.

Brett Gardner continued his hot streak with a pair of hits Saturday, improving to 11-for-23 with six extra-base hits over his last six games for New York, which barely extended its streak of games without being shut out to 172 - fifth most in major league history. Masahiro Tanaka gets the ball for the Yankees in the series finale and the Blue Jays counter with fellow right-hander Marcus Stroman, who comes back after missing a little more than two weeks due to injury. Randal Grichuk knocked in both runs for Toronto on Saturday and boasts eight RBIs in his last seven games while rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is 5-for-15 in the past four contests but has not homered in 10 outings. The Blue Jays, who are 17-28 on the road while mired in fourth place, snapped a five-game losing streak against the Yankees with Saturday's win and are just 6-15 against New York in the last 21 meetings.

TV: 1:05 p.m. ET, Sportsnet, OMNI, TVA (Toronto), YES (New York)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Blue Jays RH Marcus Stroman (5-9, 3.18 ERA) vs. Yankees RH Masahiro Tanaka (5-5, 3.86)

Stroman missed a chance to pitch in the All-Star Game due to a cramp in his left shoulder and pectoral muscle, but is expected to be ready for Sunday. The 28-year-old Duke product posted four quality starts in a span of five outings before his last time out on June 29, when he allowed three runs over four innings in a no-decision against Kansas City. Aaron Judge is 7-for-16 with four homers versus Stroman, who was 0-1 with a 9.42 ERA in three starts against the Yankees last year.

Tanaka replaced Stroman on the AL All-Star team after going winless in his last three starts while permitting 12 runs on 18 hits over 13 innings combined. The 30-year-old Japan native has been much better at home this year (4-2, 2.84 ERA) than on the road (1-3, 5.40) and gave up four runs over six innings in a loss at Toronto on June 4. Grichuk is 3-for-10 with a pair of homers and a double against Tanaka, who is 11-5 with a 2.87 ERA in 18 career starts versus the Blue Jays.

WALK-OFFS

1. Toronto C Danny Jansen was rested Saturday, but is 11-for-26 with four homers in his last seven games.

2. New York 1B Luke Voit (abdominal) was activated from the injured list Saturday and went 0-for-3 with a pair of walks.

3. Blue Jays SS Freddy Galvis leads the team with 44 RBIs, but saw his eight-game hitting streak come to an end Saturday.

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Yankee Stadium
Bronx, New York, USA.
Capacity: 52,325

Last Injuries

New York Yankees

  • Gleyber Torres

    Rest
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Torres is not expected to be in the starting lineup for Thursday's contest against the Rays as he is likely to be given a day of rest.

  • Ben Heller

    Elbow
    Out indefinitely | 60-day IL

    Heller has been transferred to the 60-day injured list and is in danger of missing the remainder of the season while he recovers from Tommy John surgery.

  • Dellin Betances

    Shoulder
    Mid Aug | 60-day IL

    Betances has been transferred to the 60-day injured list with a shoulder impingement. He suffered a low-grade right lat strain during his recovery and is not expected back until sometime in August.

  • Gio Gonzalez

    Arm
    Prob Sat | 10-day IL

    Gonzalez has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a dead left arm. It is expected that he will return to the mound Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

  • Cameron Maybin

    Calf
    Early Aug | 10-day IL

    Maybin has been ticketed for the 10-day injured list with a Grade 2 left calf strain, and it is expected that he will take six weeks to recover.

  • Luis Severino

    Shoulder
    Late Aug | 60-day IL

    Severino has been transferred to the 60-day injured list while he receives treatment for inflammation in his right rotator cuff and a Grade 2 lat strain. He suffered a setback during his rehab and will not be available to return until at least the end of August.

  • Didi Gregorius

    Rest
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Gregorius is not expected to play Monday against the Rays due to a day of rest.

  • Jonathan Loaisiga

    Shoulder
    Late July | 60-day IL

    Loaisiga has been shifted to the 60-day injured list with a right rotator cuff strain and is expected to be idle until at least the end of July.

Toronto Blue Jays

  • Dalton Pompey

    Concussion
    Out indefinitely | 60-day IL

    Pompey has been moved to the 60-day injured list due to a concussion and will miss an extended length of time.

  • Clayton Richard

    Back
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Richard has landed on the 10-day injured list with a left lat strain, and a timeline for return has yet to be announced.

  • Ryan Borucki

    Elbow
    Ques Sun | 60-day IL

    Borucki has been moved to the 60-day injured list with left elbow soreness. It is unknown if he will be activated prior to Sunday's game versus the Tigers or Monday's contest against the Indians.

  • Ken Giles

    Elbow
    Prob Wed | probable

    Giles has sat out the past three games due to nerve inflammation in his right elbow, but he is likely to return to the mound against the Red Sox on Wednesday.

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

    Rest
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Guerrero Jr. is not expected to participate in Monday's series opener against the Red Sox due to a day of rest.

  • Edwin Jackson

    Back
    day-to-day | questionable

    Jackson has been activated from the 10-day injured list where he was recovering from a lower-back strain. It is uncertain when he will be penciled in for his next scheduled start.

  • Clay Buchholz

    Shoulder
    Late July | 60-day IL

    Buchholz has been shifted to the 60-day injured list with a Grade 2 teres major strain in his right shoulder. He is likely to be away from the starting rotation until at least the latter part of July.

  • Marcus Stroman

    Pectoral
    Prob Sun | probable

    Stroman sustained a left pectoral cramp, but is expected to make his next scheduled start Sunday against the Yankees.

new-york-yankees Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
DJ LeMahieu 87 86 362 66 119 22 2 13 65 184 4 58 1 .329 .508 .374
Gio Urshela 77 63 240 40 74 17 0 9 45 118 1 44 1 .308 .492 .356
Aaron Judge 39 38 139 26 42 3 0 10 23 75 2 49 1 .302 .540 .420
Giancarlo Stanton 9 9 31 4 9 1 0 1 7 13 0 13 0 .290 .419 .421
Gleyber Torres 86 84 317 58 92 16 0 19 50 165 3 81 2 .290 .521 .360
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Adam Ottavino 44 0 123 56 1 28 4 0 9 0 0 11 27 725
Tommy Kahnle 44 0 112 53 0 26 6 0 14 0 0 3 13 630
Zack Britton 43 0 120 33 1 29 2 1 10 0 0 1 20 623
Aroldis Chapman 39 0 110 53 1 29 2 0 13 0 0 3 12 628
Chad Green 31 7 107 46 3 45 7 0 21 0 0 1 7 684
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Gary Sanchez 73 69 2 26 7 11 0 5
Austin Romine 36 30 0 14 4 0 0 3
Kyle Higashioka 4 4 0 10 3 0 0 0
Aaron Judge 39 38 0 0 0 0 3 0
Aroldis Chapman 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0