Saturday, June 17, 2017

Game Preview: New York Yankees @ Oakland Athletics 6/17

With the injuries simply piling up for the New York Yankees the team needs their ace to be their ace and their stopper to be their stopper. Enter Masahiro Tanaka. Happy Tanaka Day Yankees fans! This afternoon out on the west coast the Yankees will send their bonafide ace Masahiro Tanaka to the mound looking for a second straight good outing while the Athletics will look to remain pesky by sending Jesse Hahn to the mound. This should be a fun one.

Tanaka had been horrible for the Yankees before his last start against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Let’s not mince words, he was horrible. In his last start though on an extra day of rest Tanaka lasted 6.2 innings allowing just four hits and one run with eight strikeouts in a victory. More of that please.

Hahn broke a little losing streak of his own in his last time out against the Toronto Blue Jays. Hahn had a three-game losing streak heading into the start before throwing six innings without allowing an earned run. I don’t particularly care for this version of Hahn, I like the one that loses better. More of that please.

The game will be played at 4:05 pm ET inside the Oakland Coliseum and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV. You can also follow along with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman on the radio and in your cars by tuning into WFAN. Enjoy the game Yankees family. Go Yankees!

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