Toronto (Dickey) -110 at New York (Green) O/U 9.5
New and youthful Yankees lineup showed positive signs for the future this past week as a number are off to nice offensive starts. Have some reservations about that portion of the lineup tonight however as they face a top tier knuckleball in R.A. Dickey. Add to that the fact that none of the other everyday lineup veterans except for SS Starlin Castro (.286) have a batting average above .250 against Dickey and it becomes clear that New York may have some run scoring difficulties tonight. The other side of the coin is Yankees hard throwing righty Chad Green (avg 94.7 MPH fastball has topped out at 99) who the Blue Jays will face for the first time. The unfamiliarity combined with the subtraction of slugging Jose Bautista from the lineup due to injury could be advantageous for Green. Toronto has been in the midst of a recent offensive slump scoring four or less in 11 of their last 14 games, a stretch in which their game batting average has been below .265 12 times and their on base percentage .290 or less 10 times. Each bullpen has all of their key arms available which can keep the back third of the game quiet. Home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt (5-13 O/U) adds value to playing this one under the total of 9.5.