Preview: Yankees vs Blue Jays (7/27/14)

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The Yankees 10 game home stand comes to a close with Shane Greene (2-1, 2.79 ERA) on the mound against J.A Happ (8-5, 4.55 ERA). Greene has given the Yankees a boost in his first three big league starts. He took his first career loss last time out, committing three errors and allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings against the Rangers on July 21st. “He’s done really good things. You forget about where he was at and throwing the baseball,” said Joe Girardi. “Greene’s a guy that I think has thrown 175 innings in the Minor Leagues, is used to being a starter. He’s thrown the ball really well, and that’s why we’re staying with him.”

Happ is coming off his sixth quality start of the season. He allowed seven hits and one walk but was still scoreless through six innings of work to pick up his eighth victory. He hasn’t allowed a home run in his past 25 2/3 innings. “That might have been, in my opinion, his best outing of the year,” said John Gibbons. “He had a good curveball going that he established, he used quite a bit. He primarily relies on his fastball, because he has a good one, but he had a good curveball that he was throwing over the plate and a good changeup. That was big, that was a big part of the reason he held them in check.”

 

Notes on the game

The Yankees are the best in the Majors at 33-21 in games decided by two runs or fewer.

The Blue Jays snapped a 17 game losing streak at Yankee Stadium in Saturday’s win.

 

First pitch at 1:05 pm on Yes & TBS.

RJ Loubier

Born and raised in Connecticut right on the Massachusetts boarder aka I've had to live with Red Sox fans my entire life. However, my dad is a lifelong Yankees fan and he raised me right! The long, storied history of the team and the legendary players who have worn the Pinstripes captivated me at a young age and never let me go. With a degree in journalism and broadcasting writing about the Yankees just made sense (@ThoseRJs)

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