Athletics vs Yankees Prediction MLB Experts Picks 6/28

Athletics vs Yankees Prediction MLB Experts Picks 6/28

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MLB Prediction: New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics - June 28, 2023

The New York Yankees are set to take on the Oakland Athletics in an exciting matchup on June 28th at Oakland Coliseum. The Yankees, with a 43-36 record, look to bounce back after a close loss in the first game of the series. Meanwhile, the Athletics, with a challenging 21-60 record, aim to continue their recent success against the Yankees. In this comprehensive MLB prediction article, we will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of both teams, focusing on pitching, hitting, and key injuries. 


New York Yankees 

The New York Yankees enter this game with a strong lineup led by power hitter Aaron Judge, who has 19 home runs this season. The Yankees' offense has the potential to produce runs and put pressure on opposing pitchers even with Judge currently out. On the mound, right-hander Domingo German will take charge, looking to bounce back from a rocky start to the season.

Meanwhile, the Athletics will send left-hander JP Sears to the mound. Although Sears has shown promise this season, he has struggled against the Yankees. With a 1-5 record and a 4.10 ERA, Sears will face a formidable challenge against a Yankees lineup that has historically given him trouble. This matchup heavily favors the Yankees' offense, as they have the advantage of familiarity and previous success against Sears.


Oakland Athletics 

The Oakland Athletics have endured a tough season, with a struggling offense and pitching staff. However, they were able to secure a close victory in the first game of the series against the Yankees. The Athletics will rely on players like Brent Rooker and Esteury Ruiz to provide offensive production and create scoring opportunities.

On the mound, the Athletics will look to JP Sears to contain the Yankees' potent lineup. Sears has shown flashes of potential, but he will need to find a way to neutralize the Yankees' hitters and limit their offensive output.


Injury Updates

The New York Yankees currently have outfielder Aaron Judge listed on the 10-day injured list, which is a significant blow to their lineup. Additionally, pitchers Ryan Weber and Carlos Rodon are on the 60-day injured list. The Yankees will need other players to step up and fill the void left by Judge's absence.

The Oakland Athletics have a few players listed on the injured list, including pitchers Freddy Tarnok and Drew Rucinski, as well as shortstop Kevin Smith. These injuries further weaken an already struggling team.



Based on JP Sears' struggles against the Yankees and the Athletics' overall difficulties this season, we predict that the New York Yankees will emerge victorious in this game. The Yankees' lineup has historically found success against Sears so I expect the Yankees to capitalize on their offensive advantage and put up runs against the struggling Athletics.

While the Athletics have the potential to create upsets, their overall struggles and the Yankees' advantage in pitching and hitting make it difficult for them to overcome their opponents. The Yankees' lineup depth and the familiarity they have against Sears will likely be the deciding factors in this game.

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Pick: Yankees ML -155

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