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New York Yankees Series Preview: Homestand Continues Against The Oakland Athletics

Kathy Willens, AP Photo
Kathy Willens, AP Photo

The nine-game homestand for the New York Yankees continues tonight as they welcome in the Oakland Athletics for a clash in the Bronx. 

By Christian Kouroupakis

After taking four out of their first six games of the young season, the New York Yankees had lost four in a row prior to Sunday’s 4-3 victory against the Seattle Mariners.

Masahiro Tanaka hurled seven innings of two-run ball while Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller each struck out the side as New York ended their frustrating four-game losing skid.

Pitching has been a considerable issue in terms of length through the first 11 games of 2016, but New York showed how dangerous they could be when they receive length out of their starting pitchers.

The offense has also been a source of struggles. Since the 16-run outburst against the Houston Astros on April 5th, the Bronx “Bombers” have scored a mere 3.3 runs per game.

It’s way to early to dig a grave for the 2016 New York Yankees, but losing games the way New York has been losing games is frustrating regardless of how early it is in the season.

This homestand, just by personal judgment, is one of the easier ones they’ll undergo all year and they truly must put their foot down and salvage the rest of it.

It should be an enjoyable series, so let’s take a look at the match-ups and things to look for as the Yankees get set to play host to the A’s.