Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Game Preview: Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees (Doubleheader)

After close to 2 months away from the blogosphere, I am back home where I have internet, and can now write again. It has obviously been a very exciting past couple of weeks with the news of our merger/growth being released, and I'm really looking forward to September 1st. We've got some great content planned, and you guys are really going to like it. While we are preparing to launch in a little more than a week, we are going to start producing the 2nd of the 3 daily articles we plan on having every day at the new site, starting today. Ewan has been doing his minor league roundup for a couple of weeks now, and today I'm going to begin our game previews. We will likely be rotating who does these, but I figured that now that I'm back, I'll start us off. This is also going to act as a commenting thread about the game for any of you who'd like to participate, so please feel free to comment on this article throughout the day/night with your opinions and what not. Oh, if you are wondering, the third daily article we will have is a link dump. That should start being produced any day now. So, on to the double header game preview? Let's do it!

Roster Notes:
  • Blue Jays SS Munenori Kawasaki was reinstated from the paternity list yesterday, while RP Thaddeus Weber was optioned down to AAA Buffalo, and called back up to be the 26th man for the Blue Jays in today's double header
  • SS Jose Reyes is only scheduled to start game 1 today, as it's his 1st game back after sitting out a few games with a knee injury. Kawasaki will start game 2.              

Yankee Stadium Park Factors(via statcorner.com)

Probable Pitchers Game 1
Blue Jays                                  Yankees
SP Esmil Rogers                       SP Ivan Nova
vs. R .271/.296/.429                  vs. R .272/..326/.357
vs. L .311/.390/.509                  vs. L .240/.326/.311

Line-Ups Game 1
Blue Jays                                  Yankees
SS Jose Reyes                           CF Brett Gardner
CF Rajai Davis                          RF Ichiro
RF Jose Bautista                        2B Robinson Cano
DH Edwin Encarnacion            DH Alfonso Soriano
1B Adam Lind                          3B Alex Rodriguez
3B Brett Lawrie                        LF Curtis Granderson
2B Maicer Izturis                      1B Lyle Overbay (LOL)
C Josh Thole                             SS Jayson Nix (LOLOL)
LF Kevin Pillar                         C Chris Stewart

Probable Pitchers Game 2
Blue Jays                                  Yankees
SP Mark Buehrle                       SP Phil Hughes
vs. R .286/.337/.439                   vs. R .253/.297/.470
vs. L .224/.282/.379                   vs. L .294/.357/.511

Line-Ups Game 2

Blue Jays                                  Yankees
RF Rajai Davis                          CF Brett Gardner
2B Maicer Izturis                      RF Vernon Wells
1B Edwin Encarnacion            2B Robinson Cano
DH Adam Lind                         LF Alfonso Soriano
3B Brett Lawrie                        DH Alex Rodriguez
C J.P Arencibia                          1B Mark Reynolds
CF Anthony Gose                     SS Eduardo Nunez
LF Kevin Pillar                         3B Jayson Nix
SS Munenori Kawasaki           C Austin Romine

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