Yankees Pounce on Miscues
The Oakland Athletics lit up the New York Yankees in the third inning of Monday night’s game. However, their defense and bullpen would blow that early lead.
A seventh-inning rally by the Yankees was helped by mistakes made by the Athletics catcher and bullpen. What would have been a double play to end the seventh turned into a six-run inning off a catcher’s interference call. That call saved the Yankees from losing.
Athletics Need to Limit Mistakes
The Oakland Athletics suffered a complete meltdown in the seventh inning of the series opener. Cleaning up these mistakes will be key in game two.
The Athletics also need their offense to show up for more than one inning. While they had a great third inning, scoring five runs off four hits, they produced very little otherwise.
However, this game could give Oakland’s offense a chance to help its pitchers as the Yankees are putting a lefty on the mound. The team batting average is .014 higher against left-handed pitchers, something that might help them here tonight.
Rookie Starting for Yankees
New York rookie JP Sears (2-0 0.00 ERA) is getting a surprise start over Jameson Taillon. Sears has spent most of 2022 being the guy that gets called up from the minors when needed. While he’s only started one game, he has made three appearances, walking away with two wins in seven total innings pitched.
Sears is averaging one strikeout per inning while allowing only five hits in his three appearances in the majors. These things are huge pluses for the rookie talent, who is a top-25 rookie prospect in 2022.
He’ll be backed up by an offense that has come back from behind in over 20 games this season. That offense is why the MLB spreads and MLB lines favor the New York Yankees.
Athletics vs Yankees Head-to-Head
This matchup showcases the best team in MLB against the worst. The New York Yankees won the 2021 season series 4-3.
These two teams have traded season series wins over the last several years. The last time either team won consecutive season series against each other was in 2015.
Athletics vs Yankees Game Information
- Game: Athletics (25-50) vs Yankees (54-20)
- Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
- Day/Time: Tuesday, 7:05 p.m.ET
- Athletics vs Yankees Livestream: MLB.TV
Athletics vs Yankees Betting Lines
F. Montas -R
|New York Yankees
J. Sears -L
Athletics vs Yankees Prediction
The Las Vegas odds have plus money on the New York Yankees when giving the Oakland Athletics the 1½ runs. This is a magnificent spot to get in with the Yankees at +105 on the run line. Sears has shown he is lights out when pitching in both the major and minor league system.
He’s also got one of the best offensive units in baseball with Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo backing him up. With the Athletics’ bullpen being so shaky, it won’t matter what Frankie Montas (3-7 3.21 ERA) does in this game. While his last outing was an absolute gem through eight innings, his bullpen blew the game for him.
So those betting online with this game, making MLB picks and parlays, should take the Yankees and the plus money on that run line.