The New York Yankees (81-77) will go for the three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays (87-71) on Thursday night. The Yankees have blanked the Blue Jays throughout the series’ first two games. New York’s Gerrit Cole was excellent in last night’s victory, tossing a complete game shutout. He allowed just two hits while striking out five. Toronto has just five hits over the first 18 innings of the series.
Yankees vs. Blue Jays Betting Odds
|New York Yankees||+1.5 (-130)||Over 8.5 (-110)||+155|
|Toronto Blue Jays||-1.5 (+110)||Under 8.5 (-110)||-185|
Fixture: New York Yankees @ Toronto Blue Jays
Date & Time: Thursday, September 28, 7:07 p.m. EDT
Venue: Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Luke Weaver will take the ball for the New York Yankees. The righty is 3-5 with a 6.47 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in 119.2 innings. However, he has allowed just three runs in his previous 9.1 innings. Weaver has played for the Reds, Mariners, and Yankees in 2023.
Weaver has never faced the Toronto Blue Jays. However, he owns a career 6.06 ERA against teams equal to or above .500 compared to a 4.47 ERA against teams under .500. The Blue Jays enter Thursday well over .500. The former top prospect also has similar home and road splits.
Chris Bassitt will pitch opposite Weaver. The nine-year pro is 15-8 with a 3.74 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 32 starts. He has allowed just four runs in his previous 13.2 innings. Bassitt posted a 3.42 ERA with the New York Mets in 2022.
Bassitt holds a 1.38 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in two starts against the New York Yankees. He faced them earlier this season, tossing seven shutout innings. He struck out seven. The one-time All-Star is 7-5 with a 3.31 ERA in 18 starts at the Rogers Center in Toronto.
Yankees vs. Blue Jays Prediction
I like the Blue Jays in this matchup. Despite being in the thick of a playoff race in the American League, the Blue Jays have yet to score in this series. However, they will have a good chance of getting on track against a struggling Luke Weaver. So, let’s roll with Toronto in this series finale.