Yankees southpaw Andy Pettitte has been a road warrior this year for the Pinstripes, and New York's hitters should light it up against Toronto Blue Jays rookie David Purcey tonight.
Toronto has not hit left-handed pitching well this season with a 13-19 record against southpaw starters and a .231 team batting average in home games. The Jays put together back-to-back successful series with wins against Detroit and Boston but the Yankees have had great success in this series.
Andy Pettitte has been an excellent road pitcher this season with a 7-4 record and a solid ERA, and he pitched well in a loss against Toronto earlier this season. David Purcey has been hit hard in short major league career with a 5.93 ERA and walks have been a big problem. A patient lineup like the Yankees can eat up pitchers with suspect control and Purcey has allowed 19 walks in just 30 innings.
The Yankees struggled on the last road trip but the travel was extremely difficult going from Texas to Los Angeles to Minnesota. This will be a much easier trip and a familiar environment and the Yankees should dominate tonight.
Free Pick: Yankees -142