The New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays face off Monday with a first pitch at 7:07 p.m. The game will be played at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ont., and will only be available on local television or via a MLB.tv subscription. Jordan Montgomery is the planned starter for the Yanks and Ross Stripling will be on the bump for the Blue Jays
The Yankees come into this game atop the AL East standings and are playing their best baseball of the year, currently monitoring a nine-game winning streak. Montgomery has also been good this season except for one start where he allowed three earned runs in as many innings. Since then, he’s thrown 16.2 frames, allowing just 10 hits and three earned runs in that span while striking out 11 batters. The New York offense has also been firing on all cylinders, scoring five or more points in six of its last 10 games.
Toronto isn’t limping in this game either. They are winners of seven of their last 10 football games and are just a game and a half behind in the AL East standings. Stripling was slightly less effective than Montgomery, but not by much. He pitched 15 innings this year, also allowing six earned runs, just five frames behind the Yanks pitcher.
Pitchers: Jordan Montgomery vs. Ross Stripling
First launch: 7:07 p.m. EST
Blue Jays Local Broadcast: Sports Net
Yankees local show: YES Network
Direct: MLB.tv (subscription)
Moneyline Odds: Yankees -120, Blue Jays +100
Choices and predictions
Moneyline choice: Yankees -120
The Jays are playing hot right now, but it’s hard to top a team that’s won nine in a row. Montgomery has also calmed down since his first start of the season and comes into this game with some pace. The game is expected to be close, however, with only one of the four previous encounters between these clubs having been decided by more than three points.
Choice of player accessories: Bo Bichette on 0.5 home run (+650)
Bichette kind of dominated Montgomery during her short career. He’s already hit two bombs on him in just eight hits. If that’s a little too risky, take Bichette for a hit (-260) since he’s also hit .500 against Montogomery so far.
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