After losing three games in the Bronx, the Toronto Blue Jays will host the New York Yankees for three games to start the week. Toronto sits just 1.5 games in front of both the Yankees and Baltimore Orioles for first place in the AL East. The Blue Jays schedule has seen the team play the Yankees in two previous series this season. Over six games, Toronto has won just one game against the Yankees. The Yankees schedule has penned the team for a six-game homestand against the Red Sox and Rays following their series with the Blue Jays in Toronto.
The season average for Toronto Blue Jays tickets on the secondary market is $116.64, however each of the upcoming games against the Yankees will see an average price well below that number. The series as a whole will be 43% below the season average.
6/23 – Chase Whitley vs Marcus Stroman | Avg. Price: $55.85 | Get-in Price: $10
The series begins Monday night when Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman takes the mound against the Yankees’ Chase Whitley. The average price for Monday Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees tickets is $55.85, the lowest of the series at 52.1% below season average, with a get-in price of $10. Following a rough outing that saw him pitch just 3 2/3 innings, Stroman will look to bounce back against the Yankees. In nine games and four starts this season, Stroman is 3-2 with a 5.14 ERA. Whitley has been effective over the first half of the season, going 3-0 with a 2.56 ERA in seven starts.
6/24 – David Phelps vs Mark Buehrle | Avg. Price: $68.21 | Get-in Price: $10
The second game of the series will be played Tuesday night and will feature Blue Jays lefty Mark Buehrle against the Yankees’ David Phelps. The average price for Tuesday Blue Jays vs Yankees tickets is $68.21, 41.5% below season average, with a get-in price of $10. Buehrle has been reliable all season long, posting a 10-4 record and 2.32 ERA through the season’s first 75+ games. Phelps’ last win came against the Blue Jays last Thursday and the young righty will look to improve on his 3-4 record and 3.86 ERA. The Blue Jays will also be offering a free t-shirt to the first 15,000 fans in attendance.
6/25 – Hiroki Kuroda vs Drew Hutchinson | Avg. Price: $75.60 | Get-in Price: $12
The finale of the series will be played Wednesday and will see Blue Jays pitcher Drew Hutchinson face Hiroki Kuroda. The average price for Wednesday Blue Jays vs Yankees tickets is $75.60, the highest priced game of the series, but still 35% below season average with a get-in price of $12. Hutchinson is 5-5 with an ERA of 3.86 ERA. Kuroda has gone 4-5 with a 4.23 ERA in 15 starts this season.
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