September 15, 2009

Blue Jays-Yankees series preview

The Blue Jays (65-79) are the last team the Yankees (93-52) will face at home until the Boston series next weekend. It’s only a two-game series, and it will be the last meeting between these two teams this season.

The Yanks are 11-5 against Toronto this season, and are 5-2 against them at home. They most recently split a four-game series two weekends ago.

Pitching Matchups:

Date: Blue Jays starters Yankees starters
Tues., 7:05 p.m. Roy Halladay (14-9, 3.03) Sergio Mitre (3-2, 7.02)
Wed., 7:05 p.m. TBA Chad Gaudin (1-0, 3.42)
Tonight’s matchup could be the mismatch of the year, or possibly decade. Halladay owned the Yanks in his last start, but hasn’t always been dominant against the Bronx Bombers in the past. The key tonight is to make Halladay work, as he has a natural ability to get ahead of nearly every hitter he faces.

Andy Pettitte is missing his start tomorrow due to shoulder fatigue, so Gaudin will get the nod. Hopefully Gaudin can build off his last start.

My Outlook:
The Yankees just got embarrassed against Baltimore, but won yesterday against the Angels in classic 2009 form. Let’s see if the two ejections yesterday really were the spark that this team needs heading into October.

Remaining opponents weighted winning percentage: 51.4 percent
Magic Number: 12

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