August 2, 2010

Blue Jays-Yankees series preview

The New York Yankees start a week against two AL East opponents by hosting the Toronto Blue Jays for three games. The week closes with a four-game series with the Boston Red Sox.

The Blue Jays went 15-10 in July, starting off with a series loss against the Yankees, but remain well out of contention in the division. They are 6-3 in their last nine, but not against great opponents. We’ll see what kind of Toronto team shows up in the Bronx this week.

The Yankees went 19-7 in July and held their slim lead over the Rays for tops in the division, but were stumped this past weekend by the Rays while newly acquired Lance Berkman struggled.

Head to Head:
The Yankees took three out of four against the Jays to start July and lost two out of three in the beginning of June, leaving the Yankees with a 4-3 season series lead. The Yanks head to Toronto for three in games in late August and then face each other six more times in September.

Pitching Matchups:

Date: Blue Jays starters Yankees starters
Mon., 7:05 p.m. B. Morrow (7-6, 4.62) A.J. Burnett (9-8, 4.52)
Tues., 7:05 p.m. Ricky Romero (8-7, 3.46) D. Moseley (1-0, 3.24)
Wed., 1:05 p.m. S. Marcum (10-4, 3.24) Phil Hughes (12-4, 4.07)

Players to Watch
Blue Jays: Vernon Wells
. He’s always on my watch list when the Blue Jays are in town.

Yankees: Alex Rodriguez. Is it possible that I am jinxing him every series by making him the Player to Watch? I don’t believe in jinxes, so let A-Rod prove me right with a home run this series! Or not.

The Yankees need to have these games. Their rotation is lined up so their weaker pitchers lately are pitching against arguably the top three starters for the Jays. It will be a tough sweep, but I think it will happen.

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