This three-game series against the Blue Jays got important in a hurry. If the Yankees want to sneak into the postseason, they’re going to have to go through the Jays first. In fact, Toronto leap-frogged New York in the standings yesterday.
As an old friend would say, “It’s not what you want.”
Jordon Montgomery looks to shake off a nightmare start against the Rays, when he lasted just two thirds of an inning, allowing four runs in the process. The 27-year-old southpaw sports a 5.76 ERA (4.71 FIP) on the year. At time he flashed mid-rotation stuff, but he has lacked the consistency to back it up.
The Jays, meanwhile, send Hyun-Jin Ryu to the mound. The 33-year-old has impressed over his first eight starts with Toronto, working to a 2.51 ERA (2.73 FIP) across 43 innings. The southpaw is a true five-pitch pitcher, working with three different fastballs (fourseamer, cutter, sinker), a changeup, and a curveball.
Here’s the Yankees’ lineup:
And the Blue Jays’:
How to Watch
Game time: 6:37 p.m. ET
Location: Sahlen Field, Buffalo, NY
TV broadcast: YES
Radio broadcast: WFAN 660/101.9 FM
Online Stream: MLB.tv
Go Yankees, go baseball!