Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York

When: Saturday, August 31st at 7:00 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): Athletics TV/Radio: NBC Sports California, KTRB 860 AM. Yankees TV/Radio: YES, WFAN 101.9FM.

Team Notes

Oakland Athletics

The Athletics are once again defying the odds and making a run as one of the better teams in the American League.

Oakland has a 90.6% chance to make the postseason and 7.2% to win the World Series according to baseball-reference.com.

The Athletics have 15-1 odds to claim the AL crown and 30-1 to win the 2019 World Series in 2019.

New York Yankees

New York is coasting to an American League East division title, their first since 2012. They have a double-digit game lead on second place Tampa Bay.

The Yankees have a >99.9% chance to make the postseason and a 10.7% to take the World Series.

New York has 9-4 odds to win the American League and are holding at 9-2 to win the 2019 World Series.

Pitcher Notes

Athletics: Homer Bailey (12-8, 5.04 ERA)

In August, Bailey has been very solid for Oakland, winning four of five starts in the month and posting a 3.99 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 29.1 innings.

  • In his last start against the Royals, Bailey threw six innings, allowing just three runs.
  • Bailey has posted four quality starts in his last six outings.
  • The Athletics have won six of Bailey’s eight starts since his trade from Kansas City.

Yankees: Domingo German (17-3, 4.03 ERA)

German has started to come back to earth after a torrid start to the season, posting a 3.86 ERA in August with 29 strikeouts in 30.1 innings.

  • German has posted three quality starts in his last five outings.
  • The Yanks’ righty allowed five runs to the Yankees on August 20th in 5.1 innings.
  • German has a home run problem as of late, with 13 allowed in his last seven games.

Hitter Notes

Oakland Athletics

The Athletics are one of the most consistent teams in baseball winning at least 15 games in four straight months. The offense has been very solid since July 1st, averaging 5.2 runs per contest.

  • OF Mark Canha is 4 for 5 against German in his career with one homer and three RBI.
  • SS Marcus Semien is 4 for 6 versus the Yankees’ right-hander with two doubles.
  • 3B Matt Chapman is 0 for 6 versus German with three strikeouts.

New York Yankees

In August, the Yankees have put together their second month of 20 wins or more, led by an offense that has hit 68 home runs with two games left in the month.

  • SS Didi Gregorius is 2 for 9 against Bailey in his career with two strikeouts.
  • OF Aaron Judge is 1 for 6 with three strikeouts against the Athletics’ righty.
  • C Gary Sanchez is 2 for 7 versus Bailey with one homer and two RBI.

Roster Notes

Oakland Athletics

  • OF Ramon Laureano is suffering from a stress reaction in his shin that has him on the IL.
  • OF Stephen Piscotty has a sprained ankle and could miss several weeks with the injury.
  • SP Sean Manaea is rehabbing his throwing shoulder and may see a few starts with the MLB club before the end of 2019.

New York Yankees

  • 1B Edwin Encarnacion is starting to rehab his fractured wrist and remains on the 10-day IL.
  • OF Giancarlo Stanton could be back in two weeks from his sprained PCL ligament.
  • 1B Luke Voit’s strained groin has kept him on the 10-day IL throughout August.

Game Odds

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Moneyline

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Total Runs

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Run Line

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