Yankees Game Today: Yankees vs A’s Prediction, Odds, Pitching Matchup, Starting Lineup


The New York Yankees take on the Oakland A’s on Friday night at a full-capacity Yankee Stadium for the first time in QUITE a while.

They’re also…riding…a three-game winning streak? After heading on the road to face a tough divisional opponent in the Blue Jays?

Are you sure? That would mean they swept. Is that legal?

It’s all very real and spectacular, though the Bombers will need to ride all the momentum they can get headed into this series against Oakland, a team that is breathing fire right now.

As the Yankees look to continue to pull a Ross Geller and PIVOTTT away from two months of terrible baseball, they’ll face a team that is 43-27 and has won six straight, remaining ahead of the Astros in the contested AL West.

Do they have a shot? Let’s continue to take it one game at a time.

What Time is the Yankees Game Today?

The Yankees and A’s will play at 7:05 EST Friday night at the big ballpark in the Bronx.

What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?

Yankees fans in the tri-state area can watch this contest on the YES Network, while Oakland diehards — while counting their taxpayer money and mailing it to the New Stadium Fund — can tune in on NBC Sports California.

Yankees vs A’s Odds Today

For the fourth consecutive game, the Yankees are very much not favored. This time, they’re at their own friendly confines, though. The red-hot A’s are -165 favorites (Yankees +135) with a line of 1.5 runs. Probably, in large part, because of the pitching matchup.

Yankees vs A’s Pitching Matchup

The Yankees send Jameson Taillon to the mound on Friday, coming off an outing in which he recorded one out in Philly while allowing four runs. We love the guy, but at this point, we’re veering into AJ Burnett territory from 2011. Remember that? When everyday, he’d give up four or five runs, and then you reached midseason and people started realizing, “Oh, wait, this is one of the bottom-five pitching seasons in Yankees history.” (Sigh) Yeah.

On the mound for the A’s? James Kaprielian! The Yankees’ 2015 first-round pick, who was sent to Oakland in the Sonny Gray deal, is finally back from injury and pitching well (3-1, 2.51 ERA). You might remember him from beating the Red Sox at Fenway in his first start this year.

Yankees Starting Lineup

No Gary Sanchez. Gleyber Torres is back? What it do?!

Gleyber Torres injury

Gleyber Torres left Thursday’s game with a stiff lower back. It was thought to be minor, and clearly, the team believes he can play through it…for now.

Yankees vs [Opponent} Prediction Today

All good things must come to an end, right? Though Oakland’s lineup is more annoying than powerful, and though the Yankees just sent the ridiculous Jays packing, we predict a 5-2 Oakland win.