Both the Yankees and Blue Jays need to gain considerable ground on the first place Orioles if either team has a chance to take the AL East, but the Wild Card spots are still attainable. The Yankees sit three games behind the Tigers for the second Wild Card spot while the Blue Jays are 5.5 games behind. According to TiqIQ, the season average for Blue Jays tickets is $68.60 at home on the secondary market but two of the three games on the Blue Jays schedule this weekend will be above that price. The series as a whole will be 12% above the season average.
8/29 Chris Capuano vs Mark Buehrle | Avg. Price: $64.55 | Get-in: $9
A southpaw duel will ensue in the series opener Friday night when Mark Buehrle takes the mound for the Blue Jays against Yankees pitcher Chris Capuano. The average price for Friday’s Blue Jays vs Yankees tickets is $64.55 on the secondary market, 5.9% below the season average, with a get-in price of $9. Buehrle has been impressive for the Blue Jays all season long, going 11-8 with a 3.41 ERA. Capuano has yet to record a win in a Yankees uniform after being traded from the Rockies late last month. The lefty is 0-2 with a 4.21 ERA through five starts in pinstripes.
8/30 Michael Pineda vs Drew Hutchison | Avg. Price: $81.04 | Get-in: $25
Saturday afternoon’s game will feature the Blue Jays’ Drew Hutchinson against Michael Pineda. The average secondary price for the game is $81.04, up 18% from season average, with the get-in price starting at $25. Hutchinson enters Saturday’s game with an 8-11 record and 4.68 ERA while Pineda has pitched well since coming off the DL. The 25-year-old has gone 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in three starts since returning and owns a 3-2 record and 1.95 ERA on the season through seven starts.
8/31 Brandon McCarthy vs J.A. Happ | Avg. Price: $84.33 | Get-in: $26
Lefty J.A. Happ gets the nod for the Blue Jays against Yankees newcomer Brandon McCarthy in the final game of the series on Sunday. The average price for Sunday’s game is $84.33 on the secondary market, 22.9% above the season average, with a get-in price of $26. Happ is 8-8 with a 4.40 ERA while McCarthy was smacked around in his last start against the Tigers. McCarthy has gone 5-3 with a 2.47 ERA since being traded to the Yankees from the Diamondbacks last month.