Here we are, Yankees fans. The home stretch. We’re getting down to it. We’re living every fan’s nightmare by following an incredibly important Red Sox series at Fenway (sweep!) with an astoundingly impactful Blue Jays series in Toronto, where the stadium capacity will be doubled to 30,000 just for maximum chaos.
And then, after that, we get our enemies, the Tampa Bay Rays. Great.
Though this schedule was designed by Satan himself, the Yankees have prospered so far, taking all three games at Fenway Park from Boston in escalating and dramatic fashion.
Now, Chapter 2 of Rivalry Week should be just as difficult, and Toronto — now two back of New York and one back of Boston in the Wild Card chase — will be bringing their very best to the diamond in an effort to throw the Yanks off course.
Whoever gets a hot start, following a mutual off day, in Game 1 is going to feel pretty good about themselves as the series continues.
Naturally, the opener features dueling question marks, both coming off injuries.
What Time is the Yankees Game Today?
The Yankees and Blue Jays will face off at 7:07 PM EST in Toronto.
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
You can catch the Yanks on WPIX locally (important!), while Jays fans at home can watch on SportsNet.
Yankees vs Blue Jays Odds Today
According to our friends at WynnBET, the Jays are favorites in this one with their backs slightly more against the wall, checking in at -130 on the moneyline (bet $130 to win $100). The Yanks can be had at +110 (bet $100 to win $110).
On the run line, Toronto is +150 to cover a -1.5 spread, while you can get -180 on the Yanks (bet $180 to win $100) to either win outright or lose by a single run. The over/under is set at 9.5, with the over at +100 and the under at -120.
Yankees Pitcher Today
The Yankees will send Jameson Taillon back to the mound (8-6, 4.41 ERA), who has tossed three separate seasons on the board this year, in essence. He scuffled through April, May, and June, then about-faced in July once he got his legs under him, earning AL Pitcher of the Month for his 1.16 ERA across five starts. Unfortunately, in mid-August, he hit another wall, and his IL stint was perfectly timed with when a rest period might’ve occurred anyway, especially coming off two years away from the game.
Hyun-Jin Ryu (13-9, 4.34) will oppose him, also recently off the IL and ready to stare down a New York team he typically struggles with.
Yankees Starting Lineup
Eds. Note: It was not, unfortunately, Taillon Time for very long.
Yankees vs Blue Jays Prediction Today
The Yanks will be entering this one with all the momentum in the world, flying across the border against a team that needed to take the final two in Minnesota to salvage that series. On Wednesday night, Gerrit Cole likely gives the team a better chance to steal one of the first two games, though. It’s unclear how much length Taillon can provide, and he’s struggled on the road in 2021 (3-4, 5.66).
Oh, and the Rogers Centre will be loud. Not just Canadian loud. Normal loud. 6-3 Toronto, in an annoying one. Get ’em tomorrow. The Sox sweep only bought New York one game of cushion, maximum.
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