Coming off their first exciting win in what feels like years — they’re allowed to come from behind?! — the New York Yankees will take on the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of a three-game set in Buffalo on Wednesday night.
Is the season saved? Well, let’s take a pause on that narrative, though watching Brett Gardner go yard, Chris Gittens rip his first career homer, Gary Sanchez tattoo a Hyun-Jin Ryu hanger, and the bullpen hold the fort late was extremely energizing.
If not a season-saver, it was at the very least a massive exhale.
And, to maintain momentum, the team’s ace will take the mound in an attempt to grab a “road” series in friendly Buffalo.
What Time is the Yankees Game Today?
Wednesday’s Yankees game will begin at 7:07 PM EST in Buffalo, New York — let’s be precise with that first pitch, umps! We don’t have all night.
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
The Yankees game will air on the YES Network in the New York City area, and on Sportsnet for the Blue Jays home broadcast.
Yankees vs Blue Jays Odds Today
The Blue Jays remain a -120 favorite in this contest, with the line sitting at -1.5 runs. Guess…the world wants you to bet on the bounce back?
Yankees vs Blue Jays Pitching Matchup
Gerrit Cole will be on the mound for his second start since the “sticky stuff” controversy really broke its fever thanks to former Jay Josh Donaldson. All eyes will be on his spin rates yet again, though his recent drops aren’t nearly in line with MLB’s worst offenders. Ross Stripling will be starting this one for the Blue Jays, though we’ll see how quickly the bullpen intends to relieve him.
Yankees Starting Lineup
What did we say?! No Chris Gittens, Rougned Odor’s in there, and the Yankees have sacrificed offense, benching Gary Sanchez for Kyle Higashioka. Clint Frazier also didn’t earn a promotion. Oy.
Aaron Judge Injury
Judge got through Tuesday’s entire game unscathed, but he did go 0-5 with three whiffs, still looking a bit “off”. We’ll monitor his status moving forward.
Yankees vs Blue Jays Prediction Today
This will not be an easy game — they never are — but fans have more faith in Cole than any other arm, and this appears to be a mismatch on paper. Cole hasn’t made it through more than six innings lately, though, and the Blue Jays offense is tremendous. We’ll predict another squeaker. 5-4, Yankees.