The Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees meet Wednesday in MLB action at Yankee Stadium. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Oakland Athletics have scored 8 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 12 games. The Athletics have won 5 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Esteury Ruiz leads the Athletics with 38 hits and 16 RBI, while Brent Rooker and Jesus Aguilar have combined for 52 hits and 35 RBI. Kyle Muller gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 6.62 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This will be Muller’s first career game against the Yankees.
The New York Yankees have scored 24 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 7 games. The Yankees have won 8 of their last 10 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Anthony Rizzo leads the Yankees with 40 hits and 16 RBI, while Gleyber Torres and DJ LeMahieu have combined for 65 hits and 32 RBI. Jhony Brito gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 6.08 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. This will be Brito’s first career game against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 19-43 in their last 62 road games and 19-49 in their last 68 overall. The Yankees are 68-32 in their last 100 home games and 38-13 in their last 51 Wednesday games. The over is 14-5 in Athletics last 19 road games. The under is 20-6 in Yankees last 26 home games. The Athletics are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in New York and 2-6 in the last 8 meetings.
Jhony Brito is off to a rough start, but it doesn't matter. The Athletics are the worst team in baseball and not a team I'm trying to back under any circumstances. The New York Yankees are getting healthier, the offense has picked up, and they can't afford to blow games like this in a competitive AL East. Give me the Yankees and the RL for max betting value, as backing the A's just isn't an option these days.