Wednesday, October 3, 2018

New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics 2018 Showdown

The New York Yankees and the Oakland Athletics are set to face off head-to-head tonight in a one-game, win-or-go-home playoff scenario to decide the American League Wild Card winner. What has happened before tonight means very little in the grand scheme of things, it is the “second season” after all once the postseason begins, but for fun and for informational purposes we will take a look at what the Yankees and Athletics did against one another during the regular season. Will it tell us what is likely to happen tonight in the Bronx? Who knows, but it could… so let’s take a look.

As you can see these games were played so far apart that it was a bit of a tale of two seasons. The New York Yankees were steamrolling the entire league when the first three games were played and eventually won two-of-three in New York for another series win. In the second series the games were played without Aaron Judge in the Yankees lineup and inside the Oakland Coliseum. The A’s took care of their homefield winning two-of-three against New York to even the series at three games each.

Who wins tonight? History would say the New York Yankees, but I, for one, will not be the person who counts out the Oakland A's, no matter how confident in the Baby Bombers I am. 

All stats courtesy of Baseball Reference

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