The New York Yankees are playing the Toronto Blue Jays today. The Yankees could not get the sweep against the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees are going with Masahiro Tanaka who has a record of 3-4, an ERA of 3.20 with 65 strikeouts. This is unusual for Tanaka because he is used to striking out more. On the other hand, the Toronto Blue Jays are sending Clayton Richards to the mound. He has an 0-1 record, an ERA of 3.38 with only 8.0 innings under his belt. The Blue Jays got swept this weekend in Colorado.
The Yankees are 19-7 in their last 26 Tuesday games, while the Blue Jays are 6-21 in their last 27. Tanaka has struggled at times this season and this might be a good bounce-back game for him. I feel the Yankees will feast on the struggling Toronto Blue Jays. Tanaka also throws 40 percent sliders and the Blue Jays are one of the worst slider hitting teams in the league. Richards also struggles against right-handed batters. The Yankees bats should be alive and hungry. If you have extra to risk, you could take the RL but I like the ML for this play.
Pick: New York Yankees ML(1.50/-200)