The Yankees have historically struggled out in Oakland — the opener of this series felt like a game that would’ve been played during that stretch, one where they got ahead and miraculously threw their lead en route to a frustrating loss. They turned it around in time though, and cruised through Friday’s game to take a quick 2-0 start to their west coast trip. A series win would be a big boon for the Yankees, giving them 11 straight series wins and 14 consecutive games if they can secure it today, but it would also get a chip off of their shoulder.
Before the day game gets going, let’s run through what you can expect from us today. Josh starts off with a look into Anthony Rizzo’s two-strike approach, and whether its an effective tradeoff. Estevão examines how Lucas Luetge has had an inspirational comeback season, and Erica analyzes Aroldis Chapman’s posture and how it could be effecting him in his recent slide. Finally, Dan breaks down the potential pitching options the Yankees can throw out in the postseason to avoid overexposing their relievers.
New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics
Time: 4:07 p.m. EST
TV: WPIX, NBCSCA
Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280
Venue: RingCentral Coliseum
1. Will Néstor Cortes Jr. exit tonight’s game in line for another win?
2. Can the Yankees put a crooked number on the board early for the third straight game?