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2021 Blue Jays: The Battle in the Bronx

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The 2021 Blue Jays season is finally here, Toronto will begin their 2021 MLB campaign today in New York at Yankee Stadium. The teams are set to play a three-game series against their division rivals over the course of the next four days.

2021 Blue Jays: Game 1 vs Yankees

A hard-hitting Blue Jays lineup will be tested right out of the gate as they enter the Bronx to begin the season, if grapefruit league play was any indication on how the Blue Jays will fare against the Yankees, then Toronto could very well walk away with the series win after three games.

The season opener for the Blue Jays and New York Yankees is scheduled to start at 1:05 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, April 1st. The opening day roster will not include George Springer who continues to rehab an oblique injury sustained during spring training, Toronto has officially put George Springer on the injured-list and he will miss the opening series in New York.

Hyun-Jin Ryu will be the starting pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays on April 1st in New York. Charlie Montoyo will once again rely on the 2020 Warren Spahn Award winner to guide the Blue Jays on the mound. Ryu looked locked in during spring training activities and will be crucial to the success of the ball club in 2021.

The New York Yankees will start with Gerrit Cole on the mound for the season opener. Toronto got to face Gerrit during spring training, this time it counts.

2021 Blue Jays: Game 2 vs Yankees

The Toronto Blue Jays second game of the 2021 season will be Saturday afternoon in the Bronx with the first pitch scheduled for 1:05 PM Eastern Time, both teams return after having the Friday off following the season opener.

The Toronto Blue Jays will send Ross Stripling to the mound on Saturday afternoon. Due to injuries to Nate Pearson and Robbie Ray, Toronto will rely on Stripling, who looked good in grapefruit league play, he will get his first test of the year at Yankee Stadium.

2021 Blue Jays: Game 3 vs Yankees

The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees will wrap up the three-game series on Sunday afternoon, first pitched scheduled for 1:05 PM Eastern Time. The Blue Jays will play their third game in four days. before playing 16 games in 16 days following this series with New York.

The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to give T.J Zeuch the start on Sunday afternoon versus the New York Yankees. T.J will make his regular-season debut and what will be his 5th MLB start in the series-deciding third game. Toronto has plenty of versatility throughout their lineup but their pitching is what will make or break them this season. The now 25-year old right-hander was one of the last players informed he had made the roster, he will face the tough Yankees lineup in Yankee Stadium.

Blue Jays vs Yankees Rivalry

Year after year the Blue Jays and New York Yankees compete for the American League East title, its been quite sometime since both teams had rosters as good as they do now. The rivalry will be alive and well in 2021 as both teams have deep lineups that can produce runs, this will be tough for both pitching staffs to keep the opposing teams off the bases and scoreboard.

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