After taking the first game of the three game series, the Yankees are sending Chase Whitley to the mound to oppose the Toronto Blue Jays ace Mark Buerhle in the second game of a three game set.
Whitley has been surprisingly good for the Yankees, going 7.2 innings while picking up two runs on five hits and striking out six, earning the victory against the Seattle Mariners. Whitley is 2-0 with a 2.41 ERA since joining the Yankees rotation on May 15. The Yankees do not face an easy task, as they face the ace of the Blue Jays staff, Mark Buerhle. He didn’t have his best start his last time out, only going 6.1 innings while giving up four runs on eight hits and striking out three against the Baltimore Orioles.
The Toronto Blue Jays have lost seven of their last 10 games, which is what allowed the Yankees to creep only 3.5 games behind the Jays in the American League East standings. The next 14 games are going to be crucial for the Yankees as they will find out whether they are contenders or pretenders in the race, and their first test will be to take the Blue Jays down a few pegs. If they’re going to do so, they’re going to have to get past Buehrle.