New York Yankees

After a dominating victory last night, the New York Yankees are going for the series win against the Oakland Athletics. 

  • New York Yankees (19-23)
  • Oakland Athletics (19-24)
  • American League, 4:30 PM ET, YES Network
  • Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Game three of the New York Yankees four-game set in Oakland will take place on Saturday at 4:05 PM ET as New York is attempting to make it a winning series.

Masahiro Tanaka will take the ball for New York while Sean Manaea will do the dirty work for the Athletics.

Last time out against the Chicago White Sox, Tanaka struggled with his splitter but was still able to keep his team in the game.

In five innings of work, the righty surrendered four runs on eight hits while striking out seven but walked three hitters. Against Oakland, Tanaka is 2-0 with a 1.32 ERA in two starts against them with a .659 WHIP.

In the last three games, Yankee starters have only surrendered three runs over 18 innings of work.

Manaea is fresh off his first major league win and is seeking to build on the amazing accomplishment. The rookie left-hander allowed one run in 6.2 innings of work but it wasn’t enough to bring his astronomical ERA down to planet Earth.

In his first four games in the show, he has surrendered four home runs and has given up 17 runs in his 19.1 total innings pitched.

What Happened Last Night?

Last night, the Yankees earned their first three-game winning streak of 2016 thanks to their workhorse, CC Sabathia.

The big lefty tossed six innings of one-run ball along with eight strikeouts. The win was Sabathia’s 100th as a member of the New York Yankees. He got the win with help from Ronald Torreyes who cranked a three-run triple and Jacoby Ellsbury who drove in two.

Player To Watch:

Carlos Beltran has been absolutely scorching at the plate.

Last night, he recorded three RBI on three doubles as he led the offensive charge to a thrilling win. In his last six games, Beltran has maintained a .364 batting average, a slugging percentage of .818 along with two long balls.

Certainly one of the Yankees most consistent hitters, and he’ll look to do the same this afternoon.

NEXT: It’s All About Timing For CC Sabathia