Contact Us

Yankees-Athletics Series Preview

Yankees Midweek Report
Getty Images

The Yankees continue their 11-day, 10-game West Coast trip with a three game set in Oakland.  New York comes off a successful series in Seattle having won three of four, including the last game in which Felix Hernandez pitched (no-decision for Hernandez).  Oakland, meanwhile, comes off a four-game series split with the White Sox.  Here is a Yanks-Athletics series preview.

A big problem for the Yanks right now is offense.  They have somehow scratched together wins throughout the year, but castoff players Vernon Wells and Travis Hafner have finally hit a wall, and Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano are in brutal slumps.  Eventually, New York needs more than two or three runs to win games.

Player to watch:  Brett Gardner.  Gardner’s average is all the way up to .284 and the speedy leftfielder had great at-bats in Seattle, leading to nine total hits.

Pitching match-ups:  Tuesday:  CC Sabathia (6-4, 3.72) vs. Bartolo Colon (7-2, 3.14). Wednesday:  Phil Hughes (3-4, 4.80) vs. Dan Straily (3-2, 4.67).  Thursday: Hirioki Kuroda (6-2, 2.84) vs. Jarrod Parker (5-6, 4.84).

Prediction:  Yankees win two of three.  CC Sabathia shut down the Red Sox and pitched a complete game against Cleveland his last two times out.  If CC can set the tone in game one, the Yanks can split the next two at the very least.

By:  Mike Lindsley, “Mid-Day with Mike,” 1-4, Yankees pre/post game host on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.  Follow him on Twitter @MikeLSports.

Best of 104.5 The Team

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Teammates quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Teammates contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.