LADY AT THE BAT: Yankees-Blue Jays Divisional Battle Makes Attending Tonight a Must For Fans

Friday, September 11, 2015

Yankees-Blue Jays Divisional Battle Makes Attending Tonight a Must For Fans

It’s the beginning of a possible season-changing series for the New York Yankees, who are embarking on a four-game set against the division-leading Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Without Mark Teixeira in the lineup to help the Yankees match up offensively, the Yankees pitching will need to take a big step against one of baseball’s most powerful lineups.

With a high-quality matchup on the baseball diamond coming to the stadium, these Yankees tickets are a great value for fans.

The get-in price for tickets through Yankees.com and TicketMaster is $20, which compared to an average ticket price of $80.60 on the secondary market is a deal made for fans. The most expensive game of the four-game set on the secondary market is Saturday’s doubleheader with an average ticket price of $90.07 according to secondary market ticket aggregator TiqIQ.com. Tonight’s game has an average price of $83.89 and the series finale on Sunday has an average price of $75.16.

Heading in to tonight’s game, the Bronx Bombers trail the division leaders by one-and-a-half games and both teams are entering tonight’s contest looking to bounce back from a loss.

Tonight, the Blue Jays throw out David Price against Luis Severino who is looking for his first career win against Toronto. The Yankees have listed Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda as their pitchers for the doubleheader, with Masahiro Tanaka the pitcher for Sunday’s finale. The Blue Jays will have Marco Estrada, Marcus Stroman and R.A. Dickey for the other three games in the series. Stroman is returning from tearing his ACL in spring training and is making his first start this season.

The Yankees will have to be careful with Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson, who has moved into the leading spot for American League MVP consideration. After a scorching August, he is hitting .429 in a small sample size in September with one home run and seven RBI.

New York will have Brett Gardner back in the lineup after having to be taken out of a recent game with a shoulder issue after crashing into an outfield wall. Gardner had one pinch-hit at-bat Wednesday night in a game against the Baltimore Orioles but has not played a full game since September 6th. 
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