The Yankees have had an extremely tough time with the Oakland Athletics these past few years, so yesterday’s walk-off win which featured four home runs was certainly a satisfying win. Today, the club will try to go for an even more impressive result: a series victory over the A’s.
J.A. Happ will start for the Yankees, looking to continue his push for a postseason roster spot. Happ’s last seven games have been particularly disastrous, a stretch where he’s pitched to a 7.68 ERA. His most recent appearance against the Mariners wasn’t that bad though, and this’ll be his second time facing the A’s in his last three starts; the first one (four innings, four runs) didn’t go too well.
For the A’s, Sean Manaea will make his season debut and his first start since last August in his return from a left shoulder injury. Manaea could be an X-factor for the A’s down the stretch if he’s right – he threw a no-hitter last year and he excels at getting groundballs. He is 1-1 with a 4.58 ERA against the Yankees in his career.
How to watch:
Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
First pitch: 1:05 p.m. EDT
TV broadcast: YES, TBS
Radio broadcast: WFAN 660/101.9 FM
Online Stream: FuboTV, MLB.TV