Toronto is currently tied with the Red Sox for third place, trailing the Yankees by 3.5 games and first-place Tampa Bay by 5.5. The Jays just lost two of three to the Rays and before that swept the Orioles (like the Yankees just did).
|Date:||Yankees starters||Blue Jays starters|
|Fri., 7:07 p.m.||A.J. Burnett (6-2, 3.28)||Brett Cecil (5-2, 3.81)|
|Sat., 1:07 p.m.||Andy Pettitte (7-1, 2.48)||Ricky Romero (5-2, 3.14)|
|Sun., 1:07 p.m.||J. Vazquez (4-5, 6.06)||B. Morrow (4-4, 6.00)|
Players to Watch:
Yankees: Derek Jeter. He hits a lot of grounders and they’ll have a better chance of skipping through on the Rogers Centre’s turf field.
Blue Jays: Vernon Wells. He has a great track record against the Yankees over 144 games and is mashing at home this year to a tune of .360/.379/.730.
Prediction: This is the only tough series of a long stretch for the Yankees, and the only one they have a reasonable chance of losing. I don’t expect any sweeps, but don’t be surprised if Toronto takes two of three.