The Oakland Athletics are in the Bronx at Yankee Stadium to open a three-game on Monday night. They are coming off a solid series at Kansas City and a rare two-game winning streak.
Slick Nick puts us back on 🔝 pic.twitter.com/PU1Ib08hNA
— Oakland A's (@Athletics) June 26, 2022
The A’s ended a four-game skid and had losses in six of seven games before beating the Royals on Saturday, 9-7. The Royals won the series opener with a 1-3 win behind strong work from starter Zack Greinke, but the A’s responded well.
The offense hasn’t come through much for the Athletics this season, but they enjoyed a surge the last two days with 14 runs. It was a team effort on Sunday afternoon, as James Kaprielian looked his best this season with 2 hits and 3 earned runs allowed in a 5-3 victory.
Despite the two wins, the Athletics have been a mess for most of this season. They’re sizing up their move to Las Vegas while forgetting about trying to be successful in their remaining years in Oakland.
The Athletics are going into the new week with a record of 25-49 and 21 games behind the Astros. They don’t have to worry about the Astros and competing for the division.
The Coliseum in Oakland is an empty place, and the people that do go to the games, probably don’t care who wins too much. They’re just 8-29 at home this season and prefer to go on the road.
This isn’t just another road trip, though. The A’s have it tough to open this week at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees are coming off a thrilling series against the Astros.
AARON JUDGE WALK-OFFS THE ASTROS‼️ pic.twitter.com/A8qIws3yJX
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 26, 2022
That series had it all, with the Yankees coming back to win a 7-6 win with 4 runs netted in the bottom of the 9th on Thursday night. There was also a combined no-hitter on Saturday in a 3-0 win. Aaron Judge hit a walk-off 3-run bomb in the 10th to beat the Astros in the series finale.
Head below for our free Athletics vs. Yankees prediction on June 27, 2022.
Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees Live Betting Odds:
|Oakland A’s||+1.5 (+125)||+240||Over 8.5 (-110)|
|NY Yankees||-1.5 (-145)||-300||Under 8.5 (-110)|
|Team Data||Oakland A’s||NY Yankees|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.222||.235|
|Runs Per 9||3.20||5.15|
|Team ERA Away/Home||4.22||2.63|
Athletics vs. Yankees Prediction:
The Yankees have a comfy lead in the AL East with an 11-game advantage over the Red Sox. The Blue Jays and Rays were expected to be competitive, but they’re slipping fast and down to 12.5 games back of the Yanks.
Jordan Montgomery will look to give the Yankees another win on Monday night. Montgomery has been sneaky good this season in the rotation. He gets lost in the mix often on this team that has loaded with talent.
The lefty has played a solid role for the Yankees this season. He enters Monday night with an ERA of 2.97 and a 1.02 WHIP in 80.1 innings of work. Yankee Stadium can be a tough place to pitch, but Montgomery has handled it well.
Montgomery owns an ERA of 2.61 and a 0.80 WHIP at home this season. He’s allowed 4 home runs in 42 innings at Yankee Stadium.
The A’s are spotty offensively this season, so it’s hard to say that they swing the bats well for a third straight game. They’ve notched 3.26 runs per 9 innings and hitting .211 in the majors for 30th.
The Yankees can win games with their bullpen. If that’s what this game boils down to tonight, they’ll also have the advantage there. The Yankee bullpen is second in the majors with a 2.84 ERA and 1.12 WHIP.
Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 4-6
- 1-8 overall in their previous nine games versus the AL East
- 1-8 overall in their previous nine games versus a left-handed starter
- 3-8 overall in their previous 11 games on the road
- 6-14 overall in their previous 20 games after scoring 5 or more runs
- 1-4 overall in their previous five games at Yankee Stadium
- Record (Last 10): 6-4
- 11-3 overall in their previous 14 games versus the AL West
- 4-1 overall in their previous five games on a Monday
- 16-2 overall in their previous 18 games at home
- 47-14 overall in their previous 61 games after scoring 5 or more runs
- 4-1 overall in their previous five games versus the Athletics at home
I can’t fault what Paul Blackburn is doing for the A’s in 2022. He’s posted a 2.97 ERA, and 1.18 WHIP in 14 starts going into the Bronx. Blackburn is a gem in a dumpster fire in Oakland.
It’s tough to feel completely confident in him, though. Blackburn had a 5.87 ERA in nine starts last year, after only eight starts in three years.
Blackburn regressing wouldn’t be a shocker and he’s shown signs of regressing recently, too. He’s allowed at least 4 earned runs in three of his latest five attempts.
Blackburn is entering Yankee Stadium with a 4.15 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in his most recent three starts. The A’s don’t have a bullpen that can go head-to-head with the Yanks. Blackburn may have to be near perfect.
The second-best offense in baseball, with 5.02 runs per 9 innings, and first with 1.68 home runs a game, should make it difficult on the A’s bullpen.
Look at the Yankees to pull away and beat up on the Athletics’ relievers at Yankee Stadium tonight. This looks like a strong chance for the Yankees to follow up their walk-off win with another win.