Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces for MLB news and notes. MLB Picks are winning at a remarkable rate and will continue through the 2016 World Series. The (16-22) New York Yankees of the American League East Division will be in the “BAY AREA”.
For game one of a four-game set. The Yankees play the (18-22) Oakland A’s of the AL West in 2016 Major League Baseball action. The teams will play at the Coliseum, across the street from the site of the NBA Western Conference Finals in Oakland, California. Game time is at 10:05 PM EST. On Thursday, May 19, 2016.
The Best Sports Handicapper believes the New York Yankees will get things together. The “BRONX BOMBERS” are off to a rough start to the 2016 season. The Oakland A’s are playing a well as expected. Oakland let most of their stars get away, playing “MONEY BALL”.
The Opening Betting line has the Oakland A’s as a +115 Home Underdog Against The Spread. The Betting Odds Total is 8-runs for Thursday’s game.
The New York Yankees find themselves last in the competitive American League East division, seven and a half games out of first place.
New York is only 4-12 on the road this season and 4-8 vs. The American League West. The Yankees are trying to avoid a sweep a the hands of Arizona. The teams play game three of an interleague series on Wednesday. May, 18th.
New York will return home to the “BRONX” on Tuesday. May 24th, hosting Toronto for three games. The coaching staff is puzzled by the inconsistency that has plagued the team this season. Starting Pitcher Michael Pineda, usually dominant on the pitcher’s mound is also having trouble early in the season.
The batting lineup did an excellent job of Arizona “ACE” Zack Greinke forcing the Diamondback coaching staff to pull the left-hander late in the game. The Yankees must start playing better baseball, in particular on the road.
Bovada list the New York Yankees at +700 to win the American League East Pennant.
The 2016 Oakland A’s have won four of their last five. Oakland is five games out of the top spot and is 7-8 vs. The American League East so far this season. The A’s swept the Yankees in the “BIG APPLE” early last month.
Oakland is also trying to get the home sweep over Texas, game three of the series is on May, 18th. The A’s led Texas in game two 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs.
Fans were starting filing out of the Oakland Coliseum until A’s relief pitcher Ryan Madson served up a two-run shot to Ian Desmond. However, the A’s rallied to get the 8-5 victory.
The A’s “BRASS” knows how to get the best out of their talent and it showed Tuesday night. Sluggers Josh Donaldson and Yoenis Céspedes are now in larger media outlets and making far more than Oakland was willing to pay.
The A’s are still competing at a high level. A great minor league system and sharp baseball minds are the reasons why they turn out some of the best talents in the “BIG LEAGUE”.
The Oakland A’s are listed at +500 to win the American League West Title.
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