New York Yankees

After a successful West Coast trip, the New York Yankees welcome in the Toronto Blue Jays to Yankee Stadium for a three-game set. 

  • Toronto Blue Jays (22-24)
  • New York Yankees (21-22)
  • American League, 7:05 PM ET, YES Network
  • Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

A case can be made that the New York Yankees are the hottest team in baseball. What case? It’s a fact that New York is playing better baseball than anyone since

What case? It’s a fact that New York is playing better baseball than anyone since May 6. Since then, the Yankees own a 12-5 record which is the best in Major League Baseball.

Their five-game winnings streak is the longest since June 1 of 2015 when the Bombers won seven straight and they are coming off their first four-game sweep of the Athletics since 1979.

Since May 4, the team has averaged 4.5 runs per game and are 13-7 in that span while climbing out of the cellar of the American League East and are now ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays in the standings.

That brings us to today as the Blue Jays come to the Bronx to face Nathan Eovaldi and the red-hot Yankees.

In Nasty Nates career against Toronto, he is 0-1 with a 3.46 ERA in two starts while striking out 11 in 13 innings pitched. In his last time out, he picked up the win in six innings of one-run ball to defeat the D-backs. It was Eovaldi’s third straight win.

Opposing him will be the knuckleballer RA Dickey. Last time out, he gave up five runs on eight hits featuring three homers in his against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Players To Watch:

Coming off a game in which Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with an RBI, he’ll look to continue his tear tonight. During the Yankees’ five-game winning streak, he is hitting .455 with five doubles, a home run, and eight RBI.

One man you should always watch out for when the Blue Jays clash with the Yankees is Jose Bautista. In 102 games against the Evil Empire, the slugger has 31 home runs and has driven in 67 runs while maintaining a .576 slugging percentage.

Injury Report:

Despite being expected to be in the starting lineup tonight as the designated hitter, the Yankees announced that Alex Rodriguez will report to Trenton and take part in a rehab assignment with the Thunder.

The DH was batting .194 on the season but in the seven games prior to the injury, he owned a .304/.333/.826 slash line with three home runs and seven RBI before landing a spot on the DL with a strained hamstring.

Bold Prediction:

Dare I say it… but Mark Teixeira will hit a home run as he busts out of this depressing funk he’s in. Also, the high-octane offense of the Blue Jays goes down quietly against Eovaldi tonight at the stadium.

Game time will come our way at 7:05 with complete coverage beginning on the YES Network at six.

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