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My 10* Division Dominator (AL East) is on the Tor Blue Jays at 7:07 ET.
The Yankees and the Blue Jays continue their three-game series in Toronto on Tuesday, after the Yankees won 3-1 Monday behind Gerrit Cole's six-inning effort (allowed just one run on three hits and eight Ks). Kyle Higashioka did all the damage the Yankees needed with two HRs and three RBI, while the Jays managed just five hits in falling to 4-6 (Yankees are 5-5).
Taking the mound on Tuesday will be New York's James Taillon and Toronto's Hyun-Jin Ryu Taillon's first season was 2016 with Pittsburgh and in 2018, went 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA in 32 starts (Pirates were 20-12). Taillon's 2019 season was cut short due to a forearm injury and he was shut down for the remainder of the season on August 2 to undergo surgery. He was 2–3 with a 4.10 ERA in 7 starts. His 2019 surgery to repair a flexor tendon as well as UCL revision led him to miss all of 2020. The Pirates traded Taillon to the New York Yankees in January of 2021. He lasted 4.2 innings in his 2021 debut (allowed two ERs) but had a 7-0 KW ratio.
Ryu pitched for the Dodgers from 2013 through 2019, winning 14 games in three different seasons. The best of those was in 2019 when he went 14-5 with a 2,32 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP. He had a strong 2020 season for Toronto, going 5-2, 2.69 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 12 starts (team was 9-3). Toronto made back-to-back appearances in the ALCS in 2015 and 2016 but three losing seasons followed, before the Blue Jays surprised all going 32-28 in 2020. However, Toronto was eliminated by Tampa Bay 2-0 in a best-of-three series.
Ryu was Toronto's ace last season (see results above) and he's had two solid outings in 2021, allowing four ERs over 12.1 innings (2.92 ERA) with a 12-1 KW ratio. The Yankees were just 3-7 on the road vs lefties in 2020 (averaged only 3.1 RPG) and entered last night 0-3 vs lefties in 2021, averaging 3.3 RPG. The Yankees did win vs lefty Robbie Ray on Monday but Ray allowed just a two-run HR in five innings. What Ryu is missing so far in 2021 is a "W" and with some help from the Toronto bats, gets his first win of 2021 right here!