Alex Rodriguez is expected to be activated off the disabled list and rejoin the Bronx Bombers on Thursday afternoon, when the New York Yankees host the Toronto Blue Jays in the rubber match of their three-game set. The Jays southpaw J.A. Happ (5-2, 3.43 ERA) will take his turn on the mound and square off against Yankees lefty CC Sabathia (3-2, 3.41)
Toronto Blue Jays (-115, 9.5) at NY Yankees
Time: 4:05 PM ET, Thursday, May 26, 2016
Venue: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
I’m recommending a play on Toronto as the Jays look to take the rubber match with New York. The Jays will face C.C. Sabathia this afternoon. The veteran hurler has struggled in his two home starts this season, which falls right in-line with what he has done at home for the last few seasons. Sabathia really struggled in the Bronx in 2015, finishing with a 5.45 ERA & 1.49 WHIP in 14 starts. He allowed nearly 1 1/2 HRs per 9 IP in those starts and a BAA of nearly .290. Sabathia’s been even worse through his first two home starts in 2016. The Jays have knocked the right-hander around the last four times they faced him and we expect more of the same today. J.A. Happ counters for the visitors and brings a solid 1.21 WHIP with him. Happ has allowed three runs or less in eight of his nine starts this season. The right-hander shut down the Yankees in a 7-2 Toronto win in April and he’s posted fantastic numbers in five road starts on the season.
We’ll back the Blue Jays as they look to defeat the Yankees for the 10th time in their last 14 meetings.
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