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Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees 04/01/2021 Spring Training Previews, Spread and Game Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees 04/01/2021 – The long wait is over and the 2021 mlb regular season will finally take its course on Thursday. Opening day has always been special with all the teams preparing for their opponents and the start of the 162 games. The first game is all set to take place between the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees. The Blue Jays will take the road in this game to square off from the Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York. The Yankees and the Blue Jays look forward to making it past the post-season in this upcoming season.
Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees 04/01/2021
Toronto Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays concluded their spring training games against the Philadelphia Phillies with a solid victory. The Blue Jays scored 13 runs from the plate and gave up seven to the Philadelphia Phillies. Toronto won 32 of their 60 games last season but failed to get past the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Wild Card round. The Blue Jays are turning towards Hyun-Jin Ryu as their starter in this game against the Yankees. The southpaw is holding an ERA of 2.69 and is 5-2 with his record. The 34-year-old player took out 72 opponent hitters last season in a span of 67 innings. Ryu held a solid WHIP of 1.15.
Players to watch: R. Tellez 1B (GP 19, AB 51, R 7, H 10, 2B 3, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 5, TB 16, BB 2, SO 16, SB 0, AVG 0.196, OBP 0.236, SLG 0.314, OPS 0.55, WAR 0), M. Semien SS (GP 19, AB 50, R 9, H 11, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 3, RBI 6, TB 22, BB 6, SO 17, SB 0, AVG 0.22, OBP 0.316, SLG 0.44, OPS 0.756, WAR 0).
New York Yankees
The Yankees concluded their spring training games last night after a loss against the Detroit Tigers. New York will step with and get real with their regular season. The Yankees scored five and gave up two to Detroit Tigers. The New York Yankees have always been a favorite team and they finished fifth in home runs last season despite being knocked out at the playoffs. The Yankees are all set to turn in their favorite Gerrit Cole as their starting pitcher against the Blue Jays in this game. The righty is holding an ERA of 2.84 and is 7-3 with his record. Cole played in the first season for the Yankees in 2020 and waved 93 opponent hitters.
Players to watch: D. LeMahieu 2B (GP 18, AB 51, R 5, H 11, 2B 0, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 3, TB 14, BB 3, SO 11, SB 2, AVG 0.216, OBP 0.259, SLG 0.275, OPS 0.534, WAR 0), C. Frazier LF (GP 17, AB 46, R 4, H 10, 2B 1, 3B 0, HR 2, RBI 6, TB 17, BB 5, SO 15, SB 1, AVG 0.217, OBP 0.294, SLG 0.37, OPS 0.664, WAR 0).
Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Betting Numbers
Toronto Blue Jays
Over is 3-0-2 in Ryus last 5 starts during game 1 of a series.
New York Yankees
Over is 4-0 in Yankees last 4 games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Betting Picks
New York’s manager Aaron Boone knows how to play his cards well. Boone is turning to Cole to ensure to win their opening game on the season. Cole is one of the top pitchers in baseball and the Yankees will hold the key to success in this game. The 2021 mlb odds are intact for the Yankees to win and cover.
Score Prediction: Yankees 6, Blue Jays 2.