Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees: Live Stream, Start Time, Matchups and More
Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees – Live Stream, TV and Radio Info, Pitching Matchup and Lineups
On Tuesday, the Oakland Athletics will head east for their first major roadtrip of the year as they take on the New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers. First up, the A’s head to the Bronx, where they’ll face Michael Pineda.
The Yankees have a 5-6 record and have dropped to fourth place in the AL East, while the 6-7 A’s are tied with the Angels for second place in the West. Eric Surkamp is slated to take the mound for the A’s on Tuesday, in his third start of the season.
It should be an interesting series, as both lineups have struggled through the first two weeks of the season and can really only go up from here. Which team’s hitters will be victorious?
Date: April 19, 2016 (Game 14)
First Pitch: 4:05 pm PT
Location: Bronx, NY
Stadium: Yankee Stadium
Pitchers: LHP Eric Surkamp (0-1, 4.00 ERA) vs. Michael Pineda (1-1, 6.55 ERA)
New York Yankees Radio Info: 660 AM, 101.9 FM (WFAN); 1280 AM (WADO)
Oakland Athletics Radio Info: 95.7 FM (KGMZ); 1010 AM – (KIQI)
TV Info: YES (Yankees); CSNCA (Athletics)
Live Stream: MLB.tv
Today’s Oakland Athletics Lineup vs. New York Yankees:
Preview: Surkamp will make his third start of the season for the Athletics on Tuesday night. The left-hander was called up the first week of April, following the loss of Felix Doubront, who had season-ending Tommy John surgery. So far, Surkamp is 0-1, but he’s maintained a 4.00 ERA over 9 innings. As a substitute fifth starter, those are acceptable numbers. He’s only struck out three batters, however, and hasn’t made it to five innings in either start. The bullpen has been overworked as of late, so the A’s could really use (at minimum) a quality start from Surkamp against the Yankees.
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Meanwhile, Pineda has had a rough start to his season, posting a 1-1 record with a 6.55 ERA over 11 innings. Pineda has struck out 11 batters, though, and he allowed just two runs in six innings as he turn in a quality start against Toronto his last time out. He might prove to be a formidable opponent for an A’s lineup that is near the bottom of the league in average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
While there are no must-win series in April, whichever team takes two of the three games will end up back at .500, and a sweep would give either club a winning record. The A’s could use that kind of momentum as they head into a tough weekend set against the Toronto Blue Jays..