Jun 27, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge (99) celebrates with designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) after the game against the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
- The Athletics and Yankees wrap up a three-game set on Wednesday
- New York is a heavy -280 favorite
- Read on for the Athletics vs Yankees odds, preview, and picks
The Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees will conclude a three-game series on Wednesday afternoon in the Bronx. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM ET at Yankee Stadium.
Cole Irvin gets the call for the A’s here, while righty Jameson Taillon counters for the Yanks as he looks to continue his impressive campaign.
Athletics vs Yankees Odds
|Oakland Athletics||+240||+1.5 (+115)||Ov 8.5 (+100)|
|New York Yankees||-280||-1.5 (-135)||Un 8.5 (-120)|
Odds as of June 28th at Caesars Sportsbook. See available Caesars Sportsbook promo codes.
New York is a clear -280 favorite against the struggling A’s and has a 33-9 record at home this season.
OAK vs NYY Probable Pitchers
There’s not a lot to be happy about in Oakland these days, but Irvin has proven to be a bright spot. The 28-year-old is just 2-5 due to a lack of run support, but he’s got a 3.29 ERA in 12 starts while walking only 16 batters in 68.1 innings of work.
Edward Olivares got Cole Irvin again, this time on a changeup. His second solo homer makes it 2-1 Royals.
— Matt Kawahara (@matthewkawahara) June 25, 2022
Irvin faced Kansas City last time out at Kauffman Stadium, allowing three earned on seven hits across 5.1 frames. In fact, pitching on the road is Irvin’s biggest problem in 2022. His ERA is below two at home but sits at 5.03 away from the Coliseum. That’s not a good sign against a Yankees lineup that is flourishing right now.
Irvin vs Taillon
Taillon is absolutely dealing for the Yankees. He’s 8-1 with a stellar 3.19 ERA in 14 starts. What’s been most impressive is his ability to command all pitches. The righty has surrendered just nine free passes in 79 innings and struck out 63. However, Taillon is coming off his worst outing of the year, getting tagged for six earned runs by the Houston Astros.
Jameson Taillon, 96mph ⛽️ pic.twitter.com/dQxuC0hVUH
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 18, 2022
In June, Taillon owns an ERA over four. June is a forgettable month for him, but the veteran has the chance to get back on track here against an abysmal Athletics lineup who are dead last in average. But, he does have a 7.56 ERA against Oakland in two appearances.
A’s in a Brutal Skid
Oakland is in the midst of a poor season, sitting at the bottom of the AL West with a 25-51 record. The A’s have also gone just 2-8 in their last 10 contests and will be looking to avoid the sweep in Wednesday’s rubber match.
FINAL: OAK 5 | NYY 9 pic.twitter.com/KVsgtr6Fgv
— Oakland A’s (@Athletics) June 28, 2022
On both sides of the ball, the Athletics are just abysmal. They’re scoring just 3.2 runs per game (29th in the MLB) and rank dead last in hits, average, OBP, slugging, and OPS as well. On the mound, it’s not much better, compiling a 4.45 ERA as a staff.
It would not be an overstatement to say the Yankees look like a legitimate contender this season, with their World Series odds at +475, just slightly behind the Dodgers. They have the best record in baseball and hold a 12-game lead over the second-place Red Sox in the AL East.
Marwin to the moon 🚀 pic.twitter.com/JPvjzwlFsR
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 28, 2022
The pitching staff has a terrific 2.97 ERA and the likes of Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Anthony Rizzo are tearing the cover off the ball, with Judge leading the Majors with 28 bombs. The other two have combined to slug 38 as well. No one can stop this New York offense. It will be interesting to see if they can keep it up after the All-Star Break.
Oakland vs New York – Last 10 Games
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Athletics vs Yankees Pick
Despite Taillon not pitching that well this month, I have to take the Yankees here. He’s bound for a bounce-back start and it could very well be on Wednesday. New York will cover here.
Pick: Yankees -1.5 (-135)
Quinn Allen is a sports journalist, with a background and education in broadcast journalism (BCIT ’17). He is a full-time associate editor at ClutchPoints by day, where he writes about soccer, baseball, basketball, football, and more. At night, Quinn is a frequent contributor at SBD.