After a game filled with sloppy defense and the bats being silenced, the Yankees are looking to salvage a victory against the A’s to win the series. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 PM ET.
Vidal Nuno will get the start for the Yankees. His record stands at 1-2 with a 4.97 ERA. Nuno didn’t do too badly in his last start, in which he went 5 2/3 innings, giving up one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out two. The Yankees went on to win that game 3-2 against the Mariners. What chased Nuno out of the game so early was the high pitch count. It has been talked about that Nuno is one of the replacement pitchers that need to start pitching deeper into the games. With Chase Whitley putting on a dominant performance the other night, hopefully Nuno learned something from him and can do the same.
Jesse Chavez is going to get the start for the A’s. He comes into today’s game with a 5-4 record and a 3.04 ERA. The Yankees have caught a glimpse of Chavez when he pitched against them on June 4. Chavez allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings, while he walked two batters and struck out five. The big blow of that game was when he gave up a three-run homer to Jacoby Ellsbury.
This series win would be a huge lift for the Yankees, as they hope to carry this momentum into this week when they return to Yankees Stadium on Tuesday. The Yankees will then begin a three game series with their AL East rival, the Toronto Blue Jays.