Wednesday Night Baseball: New York Yankees @ Oakland Athletics

The New York Yankees visit the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Wednesday night, where they will take on the Oakland Athletics. First pitch is scheduled for 9:05 pm central time. This game will be a matchup between two teams that are playing well in the American League. Fans of the American League will certainly be watching this game closely. Both of these teams have been both hitting the ball well and pitching it well.

The Yankees are 86-52 on the year, and that record is good enough for the first American League Wild Card spot. They are 3 and a half games ahead of the Athletics, which makes this game all the more important. The Athletics have a record of 83-56. The New York Yankees are favored in this matchup: at -155.

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Pitching Matchup

Luis Severino will be on the mound for the Yankees. Ever since he joined the team, he has been pitching the ball well for the New York club. Severino is 17-6 on the year, and owns a 3.32 ERA. Severino leads the team in nearly every pitching category. On top of his ERA and his 17 wins, he has 199 strikeouts, a 1.13 WHIP, and a 2.37 BAA.

For Oakland, Mike Fiers will get the start. Fiers is 10-6 on the season, a good record by any standard. He also owns a decent 3.38 ERA. The right-hander has not been a wipe-out strikeout pitcher by any means. Between his time with the Tigers and the Athletics, he has struck out 117. This is a modest number, but he has been effective, as shown by his winning record. Fiers also has a good 1.18 WHIP. He has given up 26 home runs this season, and 55 earned runs.

New York Yankees

Miguel Andujar has cemented himself this year as one of the best young hitters in the league. He is hitting .299 and has driven in 76 runs. He has also hit 23 home runs. Aaron Judge is hitting .285, and had driven in 61 runs. He has clearly defined himself as a force that will be one of the best power hitters in the entire game, ever since he entered the league a couple years ago.

Oakland Athletics

Matt Chapman has been hitting super well for Oakland. His average is .282, showing that he is a consistent hitter. He has also driven in 54 runs. He also added 22 home runs. Jed Lowrie has also been a good contributor. He is hitting .276, and has driven in 86 runs. He also has 21 home runs. Stephen Piscotty and Marcus Semien will also be guys to watch.

Yankees Top Athletics

Both of these teams are good quality squads, but the Yankees are the better of the year. Severino has been having a great year. Overall, up and down the lineup, they are just better. New York should take this one, albeit in a close game. Bet on the New York Yankees at -155.

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