The Yankees and Blue Jays will wrap up this weekend series in the Bronx in a Sunday matinee. Masahiro Tanaka will take the mound for his first appearance in the second half and since the All-Star Game. Yankees starting pitchers have allowed no more than two runs in six of their last eight starts, and have combined for a 2.63 ERA over that span.
Tanaka will look to continue his recent success against Toronto. He has won six straight starts at home against the Blue Jays with a 1.59 ERA during that stretch.
Gary Sanchez and Aaron Hicks will get the day off. Austin Romine will be behind the plate, and Mike Tauchman will patrol left field.
#TanakaTime to wrap this series up.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 14, 2019
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The Bombers will be up against Blue Jays ace, Marcus Stroman. Stroman has swirled in all different kinds of trade rumors, including some to the Bronx. This will be a big game for him as he can showcase what he can bring to a contending team. He owns a 3.18 ERA over 18 starts this season, which is good for eighth-best in the American League.
The #StroShow returns TODAY! #LetsGoBlueJays pic.twitter.com/z0oGBwiQeb— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 14, 2019
The game can be seen on YES, streamed on FuboTV, and heard on WFAN and WADO. First pitch is at 1:05. Let’s go Yanks!