The New York Yankees (5-6, 4th in the American League East) have lost four of their last five games. While the majority of its lineup has struggled recently, Starlin Castro and Carlos Beltran have gotten off to fast starts. Castro currently paces the team with 13 hits while Beltran has clubbed three home runs. Mark Teixeira also has three home runs for the Bombers, but Teix has struck out ten times. Teixeira has turned into an ‘all-or-nothing’ player at the plate, which can be difficult to watch sometimes. While the hitting has cooled off, New York’s pitching staff has struggled. Through ten starts, only two starts have earned a win while the collective staff ERA is 5.50. With both the Oakland A’s and Tampa Bay Rays coming to town, the starters will need to post quality starts in games that the Yankees should win. Previews for New York’s upcoming home games are presented below, with ticket prices provided by both Ticketmaster and TiqIQ.
Get-in pricing reflects the cheapest primary priced tickets on the market, and average details the average cost of all listed tickets on the secondary market.
4/19/16 vs. Oakland A’s | Michael Pineda vs. Eric Surkamp | Get-in: $17 | Average: $50.30
The Oakland A’s will start a three-game series at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, April 19th. The Yankees went 3-4 against Oakland last season, but won two out of three meetings at Yankee Stadium. Pineda has given up three runs in each of his first two starts, so expect a bounce back effort here. Fans traveling to this game can find great parking options for Yankee Stadium parking.
4/20/16 vs. Oakland A’s | Nathan Eovaldi vs. Kendall Graveman | Get-in: $5 | Average: $146.36
After two rough outings against the Astros and Blue Jays, fans are hoping to see a better performance from Eovaldi. Despite striking out 15 hitters over his first two tarts, Eovaldi has yielded four total home runs. Oakland, however, presents a friendly match-up after facing two of the best home run hitting teams in baseball.
4/21/16 vs. Oakland A’s | Luis Severino vs. Rich Hill | Get-in: $17 | Average: $125.04
The rubber game of this three-game set will be played on Thursday, April 21st at 1:05PM. Luis Severino is in search of his first win of the season while journeyman Rich Hill will toe the rubber for the A’s. In just three starts this season, Hill is 1-2 with a 4.15 ERA.
4/22/16 vs. Tampa Bay Rays | CC Sabathia vs. Erasmo Ramirez | Get-in: $10 | Average: $94.28
The Tampa Bay Rays will make their first trip to Yankee Stadium on Friday, April 22nd. CC Sabathia will toe the rubber against Erasmo Ramirez. Serving as New York’s fifth starter, Sabathia is 1-1 with a 5.06 ERA. Ramirez started the season in the bullpen, but is being asked to join the starting rotation. In his most start, Ramirez tossed 5 ⅔ innings of shutout ball against the White Sox.
4/23/16 vs. Tampa Bay Rays | Masahiro Tanaka vs. Matt Moore | Get-in: $10 | Average: $111
The second game of this three-game set will be played on Saturday, April 23rd at 1:05PM. Fans attending this game will receive a Babe Ruth Bobblehead. The pitching match-up between Tanaka and Moore is arguably the best match-up during New York’s homestand. Both pitchers feature dynamic strikeout pitches, so expect a hard-fought, low-scoring game. Given the excitement surrounding this game, fans should carefully search the ticket market for the best pricing. On the primary ticket market, ticket prices start at just $10, which is much cheaper than the secondary ticket market. On the secondary ticket market, ticket prices start at $19.
4/24/16 vs. Tampa Bay Rays | Michael Pineda vs. Drew Smyly | Get-in: $10 | Average: $111.12
The final game of New York’s homestand will be played on Sunday, April 24th at 1:05PM. Pineda, who has struggled this season, can build his confidence with another strong showing in this match-up. Pineda will be opposed by Drew Smyly, who has looked strong this season after suffering a shoulder injury last season.