9/6 Yankees vs. Blue Jays Preview

Yanks go for series win, Blue Jays look to split. 

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Yankees @ Blue Jays
1:07 pm ET
Series at a Glance:
Game 1: NYY 10 TOR 5
Game 2: NYY 0 TOR 6
Game 3: NYY 6 TOR 4
Game 4: Mitre vs. Tallet
Yankees Probable Pitcher:

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Sergio Mitre
#45 RHP
(3-1) 5.65 ERA 36.2 IP 20 SO 1.609 WHIP
Last Start: 8/29 vs. CWS: W, 6.1 IP, H, 0 R, BB, 2 SO, 0 HR
Away (Season): (1-0) 7.98 ERA 2.182 WHIP 
Season vs. TOR: 2 GS (0-1) 5.79 ERA 1.821 WHIP
Team Record In Appearances: 6-2
Run Support: 6.75 Runs/Game
Opposing Hitter (Blue Jays):
Most PA: Aaron Hill (9)
Best BA: Joe Inglett (.667, 2 for 3), Lyle Overbay (.667, 4 for 6)
Most H: Lyle Overbay (4)
Most HR: Jose Bautista, Adam Lind, Aaron Hill, Lyle Overbay (1)
Blue Jays Probable Pitcher:

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Brian Tallet
# 56 LHP
(5-9) 5.17 ERA 134.0 IP 98 SO 1.485 WHIP
Last Start: 9/1 @ TEX: L, 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 4 SO, 2 HR
Home (Season): (2-2) 4.82 ERA 1.347 WHIP
Season vs. Yankees: 2 GS (0-1) 3.46 1.538 WHIP
Team Record In Appearances: 10-22
Run Support: 4.63 Runs/Game
Opposing Hitters (Yankees):
Most PA: Johnny Damon (23)
Best BA: Hideki Matsui (.500, 7 for 14), Mark Teixeira (.500, 4 for 8)
Most H: Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui (7)
Most HR: Robinson Cano, Hideki Matsui, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, Johnny Damon (1)
Keys to the Game:
  1. Swing Early: Tallet has given up 31 hits (5 2B, 1 3B, 6 HR) in 77 at bats on the first pitch this season. Thats a .403 batting average.
  2. Take Advantage: With RISP, Tallet has opposing hitters hitting at a .298 clip. 
  3. Forget the Match-Ups: Lefties are hitting .291 off Tallet which is a lot better than right handed hitters. So, if your Joe Girardi, don’t keep your lefties out of the line-up just because a lefty is on the mound.


  1. feverspell

    I’m really hoping Mitre pulls another rabbit out of his hat because while we have some arms available, I’d like to not have to use them until the 6th or 7th inning if possible.

    I think we’ll be able to hit this guy and hit him hard….I just hope the offense continues what it was able to do yesterday afternoon.


  2. southernbelle

    Hey! Those are some helpful tips. I hope Girardi listens. I love Sergio. I’m sure everyone knows that. But I really LOVE him. I want him to succeed. I believe in him. I know he can help this team. I hope the offense keeps it up, but I hope Jeter saves that “big hit” for the homestand. It’s going to be exciting! -Virginia

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