Yes, the Yanks bought themselves the tiniest bit of insurance by winning on Tuesday night in the opener, but thanks to Gerrit Cole’s loss on Wednesday, another tough game on Thursday could make the weekend home series with Tampa absolutely vital.
If New York wins on Thursday, that series will be rendered nearly moot, with only home-field advantage at stake (still important, sure, but not as important as getting in the dance).
Wait … what are we talking about? “Getting in” the dance? The dance already started on Friday night in Boston, baby, whether you like it or not. These are playoff games.
So let’s get after it.
What Time is the Yankees Game Today?
The Yankees and Blue Jays play at 7:07 PM EST in Toronto, CA.
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
The Yankees can be seen on YES Network in the tri-state area after a two-game trip to WPIX. In Toronto, the game’s on SportsNet.
Yankees vs Blue Jays Odds Today
According to our friends at WynnBET, the Yankees are the underdog in this one, meaning the season’s on the verge of getting dicier. On the moneyline, the Jays are -140 (bet $140 to win $100), whereas the Yanks are +120 (bet $100 to win $120) against Cy Young favorite Robbie Ray.
How is he possibly the Cy Young favorite? Not our problem. It’s just true.
On the run line, the Yanks are -160 favorites to either win outright or lose by one, while the Jays are at +135 to cover a -1.5 spread. The over/under’s set at 8.5, with the over at -105 and the under at -115.
Yankees Pitcher Today
The Yankees will send Corey Kluber (5-3, 3.82 ERA) to the mound in the new “biggest game of the year” — and yes, that’s after all three against the Red Sox and the opener in Canada were all also the biggest games of the year. Since returning from injury, Kluber’s had one masterful start against his former team, the Cleveland Indians, and a bunch of shortened outings where he loses steam.
Luckily, the bullpen — outside of Clay Holmes — is somewhat rested. Jonathan Loaisiga might not go back-to-back days and Michael King threw 2.2 innings on Tuesday, but … they might be used anyway. Desperate times.
Yankees Starting Lineup
Hey, we wish we knew! Check back in later.
Joey Gallo Injury Update
It doesn’t sound good. After a game in which he was the partial goat, letting George Springer’s fly ball drop in for a double, which eventually became the fifth run in a 6-5 loss, Gallo was headed for X-Rays after being struck by a pitch. He was unable to bat in the ninth, per Aaron Boone. We suspect he’s out for this one.
Yankees vs Blue Jays Prediction Today
Considering this Wild Card Race feels like it’s careening towards chaos (after all, New York never really had a three-game lead, considering it was perched tentatively on the two games that followed in Toronto), it would be easy to predict a Yankees loss.
However, after watching the team battle back behind their ace yesterday and cover 4-0 and 5-2 deficits with clutch hits, this game might not be so cut-and-dried. We’re predicting another hard-fought roller coaster, won by the Yankees 7-6 with a run in the ninth.
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