Michael Pineda (6-10, 5.07 ERA) and the New York Yankees (61-57) meet Marco Estrada (7-5, 2.95 ERA) and the Toronto Blue Jays (67-52) in the second of a three-game division series at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won the last game 1-0, and New York leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 16 and will air on RSN and YES.
In his most recent outing, Pineda pitched 6.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out three and walking two in a 4-2 victory over the Red Sox. Carlos Beltran (.302, 56 Rs, 24 HRs, 69 RBIs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs. The Blue Jays were unsuccessful against the Rays 9-2 the last time Estrada pitched. He went 5.0 innings, allowing three runs (one unearned), striking out six and walking four. Josh Donaldson (.291, 93 Rs, 28 HRs, 79 RBIs, 6 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The Yankees hold a 19-25 record this season against teams in the AL East Division. The Blue Jays' record in these matchups is 27-22.
After last game's shutout win against Toronto, the Yankees now have six shutouts this season. The Blue Jays have been shut out in five games this season.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Yankees are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Blue Jays have a 21-1 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
When they are outhit, the Blue Jays are 8-40. The Yankees have a 12-46 record when opponents outhit them.
New York ranks near the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 123 this season. Toronto ranks in the top five at second with 169.
Ranking 20th, New York is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 339 this season. Toronto ranks in the top five at second with 446.
When the Yankees hit at least one home run, they are 44-30. When the Blue Jays hit at least one homer, they have a 59-30 record.