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Blue Jays vs Yankees Predictions, Odds & Pitchers (April 23)

John Perrotto

by John Perrotto in MLB Baseball

Updated Apr 22, 2023 · 5:52 PM PDT

Kevin Gausman pitches; Toronto Blue Jays
Apr 12, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Kevin Gausman (34) delivers a pitch against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Blue Jays are -134 road favorites over the Yankees on Sunday
  • Kevin Gausman (1-2, 3.65) will start for the Blue Jays against the Yankees’ Clarke Schmidt (0-1, 8.79)
  • A look at the Blue Jays vs Yankees odds and matchup can be found below with a pick

The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees play the deciding game of their three-game series at 1:35 pm ET Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees (13-8, 9-6 home) evened the series at one game apiece with a 3-2 victory Saturday that was their fifth win in the last six games. The Blue Jays (12-9, 8-7 road) have lost two of their last three games.

Blue Jays vs Yankees Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Total
Toronto Blue Jays -134 -1.5 (+116) Over 8.5 (-122)
New York Yankees +114 +1.5 (-140) Under 8.5 (+100)

The Blue Jays are -134 favorites on the moneyline on Sunday over the Yankees in the MLB odds, giving them a 57.26% implied win probability. New York has +750 World Series championship odds and Toronto is listed at +1200.

Sunny skies are expected in the Bronx with a high of 69 and west winds at 6 mph.

 

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Odds as of April 22nd at DraftKings.

Blue Jays vs Yankees Probable Pitchers

Kevin Gausman (1-2, 3.65) will pitch for the Blue Jays against Clarke Schmidt (0-1, 8.79). Gausman will be working on five days of rest and Schmidt on four.

Gausman vs Schmidt

Kevin Gausman
VS
Clarke Schmidt
1-2 Record 0-1
3.65 ERA 8.79
3.92 xERA 7.35
1.18 WHIP 1.88
6.00 SO/W 3.20

Gausman was rocked by the Astros in his last start Monday in Houston. The defending World Series champs scored eight runs (seven earned) in 4.2 innings to go with seven hits, five strikeouts and two walks as Gausman took the loss.

Gausman, whose AL Cy Young odds are +1200, has plenty of experience facing the Yankees with an 8-7 record and an ERA of 3.49 in 27 career games, including 21 starts.

In three starts on the road this season, Gausman is 1-2 with a 3.78 ERA. He is 1-1 in day games despite a 0.00 ERA over two starts. The Blue Jays have split Gausman’s four starts.

Schmidt is also coming off a rough outing against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium in which he also was the losing pitcher. He was tagged for four runs and six hits in 3.2 innings while striking out five and walking none.

All three of Schmidt’s career appearances against the Blue Jays have come in relief and he has a 0-1 record despite a 0.00 ERA.

The Yankees are 1-3 when Schmidt starts in 2023. He is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in two starts at home and 0-0 with an 8.44 ERA in three starts during the day.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Yankees Batters Batting Average vs Clarke Schmidt
Bo Bichette .500
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. .500
George Springer .000
Cavan Biggio .000
Whit Merrifield .000
Danny Jansen
Yankees Batters Batting Average vs Kevin Gausman
Jose Trevino .500
Isiah Kiner-Falefa .429
Oswaldo Cabrera .400
Aaron Judge .375
Aaron Hicks .304
Anthony Rizzo .222
Gleyber Torres .222
DJ LeMahieu .167
Willie Calhoun .000
Kyle Higashioka .000

Blue Jays hitters have gone a combined 2-for-7 against Schmidt. Yankees center field Aaron Judge is 9-for-24 (.375) off Gausman with two doubles, three home runs and six walks but third baseman DJ LeMahieu has one hit in six at-bats.

Blue Jays vs Yankees Betting Outlook

DJ LeMahieu hit a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday as the Yankees walked off the Blue Jays.

Anthony Volpe hit a two-run home run, his first in the major leagues, for the Yankees and Danny Jansen had a two-run shot for the Blue Jays. The Yankees’ Gleyber Torres finished with two hits.

Blue Jays second baseman Santiago Espinal left the game with a bruised right wrist in the second inning after being hit by a pitch. He is questionable for Sunday.

Blue Jays vs Yankees Last 10 Games

Date Home Team Away Team Score
4/22/23 Yankees Blue Jays NYY, 3-2
4/21/23 Yankees Blue Jays TOR, 6-1
9/28/22 Blue Jays Yankees NYY, 8-3
9/27/22 Blue Jays Yankees NYY, 5-2
9/26/22 Blue Jays Yankees TOR, 3-2
8/21/22 Yankees Blue Jays NYY, 4-2
8/20/22 Yankees Blue Jays TOR, 5-2
8/19/22 Yankees Blue Jays TOR, 4-0
8/18/22 Yankees Blue Jays TOR, 9-2
6/19/22 Blue Jays Yankees TOR, 10-9

The Blue Jays and Yankees have split 50 games since the start of the 2020 season.

Blue Jays vs Yankees Prediction

Schmidt has struggled mightily in his first real crack at being a starting pitcher in the major leagues. Fading him is the play here.

Pick: Blue Jays -134 ML

Season Record: 11-4 (+5.1 units) ML; 1-1 (0 units) RL; 12-5 (+5.1 units) overall

 

 

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