Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees 5-9-2023

Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees 5/9/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees 5/9/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The MLB American League competition will resume with Game 2 of a three-game series between the Oakland Athletics and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York, on Tuesday evening.


Oakland dropped to 8-28 overall, 5-12 when playing away from home, and stucked in the basement of the NL East with 13 games behind Texas in the first place while posting a -124 run difference for the season.


The Athletics enter this second installment of a series looking to end a two-game losing streak while dropping seven of the last ten contests played this season.


On Monday, Oakland made only two runs with 10 hits in losing the series opener to the NY Yankees.


Left Fielder Brent Rooker powered the offense for the Athletics with a batting average of .319, 10 home runs, 26 RBIs, and an on-base percentage at .434 this season.


Center Fielder Esteury Ruiz chipped in a team-high 36 hits while the Oakland as a team, batted an average of .230 with a slugging percentage of .375.


The Oakland Athletics will be appointing Drew Rucinski to take on the mound to start games 2 of a series. The right-handed starter is 0-2 with 7.71 ERA, 2.25 WHIP, and 4 strikeouts in 9.1 IP. 


The Athletics sidelined two starting pitchers and four relievers due to various injuries including Catcher Manny Pina (wrist), SS Aledmys Diaz (hamstring), Center Fielder Ramon Laureano (undisclosed), and First Baseman Seth Brown (oblique).


Starters Paul Blackburn (finger) and Freddy Tarnok (shoulder) are on 15 & 60-day IL, respectively.


Relievers Dany Jimenez and Kirby Snead are on a 60-day IL due to shoulder injury while Adrian Martinez (elbow) and Trevor May (personal) are on a 15-day IL. 


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Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees Predictions 5/9/2023


The New York Yankees are staying on their home field looking for their second home triumph when hosting the ailing Oakland Athletics on Tuesday evening.


The NY Yankees improved to 19-17 overall and 12-8 at home play following a home victory in the series opener over Oakland but stayed in dead last in the AL East trailing Tampa Bay by 10 games in the first place.


The Yankees won four of the last six contests played with three earned at home play.


The NY Yanks gained a 5-2 lead after six innings but continue an effective swinging of the bats landing two more runs in the seventh frame in the win. 


The Bronx Bombers’ First Baseman Anthony Rizzo recorded a team-leading .283 batting average, six home runs, 15 RBIs, 36 hits, and a .374 on-base percentage in leading his team in each category this season.


New York is averaging .374 at the plate with a slugging percentage at .384 as a team. The Yankees will give the ball to righty Clarke Schmidt to start the second installment of a series on Tuesday.


Schmidt is 0-3 with an ERA of 5.83, a WHIP of 1.70, and fanned out 36 batters in pitching for 29.1 frames in his starts.    


Starting Pitchers Carlos Rodon (forearm), Luis Severino (side), and Jonathan Loaisiga (elbow) are on a 15-day IL while SP Frankie Montas (shoulder) is on a 60-day IL.


Relievers Tommy Kahnle (biceps), Lou Trivino (elbow), Luis Gil (elbow), and Scott Effross (elbow) are on a 60-day IL.


Catcher Ben Rortvedt (shoulder), 3B Josh Donaldson (hamstring), RFs Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring), and Aaron Judge (hip) are on a 10-day IL.


Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees. The MLB Pick for this contest is NY Yankees -215.


SP Drew Rucinski of the Athletics gave up eight runs on 15 hits through 9-1/3 frames in two starts while starter Clarke Schmidt of the Yankees conceded 7 runs on 16 hits in over 9-1/3 innings in his last two starts for the season.


Each starter has their own issues on the mound but the NY Yankees got the edge here with a home-field advantage on Tuesday. Prediction: The New York Yankees will win 8-4. 


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Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees 5/9/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM ET


Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York


Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023




MLB Odds/Point Spread: New York Yankees -215


MLB Totals: 8.5 


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