LADY AT THE BAT: Yankees Host Angels and Tigers This Week, Tickets Start From Under $20

Monday, June 6, 2016

Yankees Host Angels and Tigers This Week, Tickets Start From Under $20

June has been a trader’s month for the New York Yankees thus far, swapping wins and losses with the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles through the first week of the month. The team again finds itself on the fringe of dropping into the cellar of the AL East, though a favorable schedule in June may be the reversal of fortune the Yankees need to climb out of the divisional pits and back into playoff contention.
That turnaround can occur as early as Monday, as the Yankees welcome the struggling Los Angeles Angels to the Bronx for a four-game stretch. The Angels bear an identical 26-30 record and sit in third place in the AL West. However, with superstar Mike Trout in town, Yankees tickets will be a hot commodity through the end of the week, and fans can find them at a reasonable price on the primary market.
Masahiro Tanaka will get the start for the Yankees against Matt Shoemaker in the opening game of the series Monday night. Tanaka’s performance has improved with the weather. He has allowed just three runs over his last three starts, lowering his ERA to 2.78. Shoemaker has been at the heart of the Angels’ problems this season, compiling a 3-6 record and 5.50 ERA over 52.1 innings.
Ticket pricing will be similar across all four games this week. Outfield bleacher seats can be found for $17 each on Ticketmaster while upper level seating starts from $21 per ticket. For those looking to sit closer to the action, 100-level seats in the outfield are listed from $77 each.
Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi and Ivan Nova will also start against the Angels this week. Pineda brings a 2-6 record and dismal 6.41 ERA into Tuesday’s game, the victim of a difficult May that never saw him reach the seventh inning. Eovaldi has collected the best record on the Yankees staff at 6-2, though suffered a pounding at the hands of the Orioles last Friday, giving up five earned runs over just 5.1 innings. Nova was also rocked by the O’s over the weekend, allowing five earned runs of his own despite earning the win in Saturday’s contest.
The Yankees will welcome the Detroit Tigers to Yankee Stadium for a three-game stretch over the weekend. Though owning a .500 record at 28-28, the Tigers sit in third place in a tight AL Central and 3.5 games behind the first-place Cleveland Indians. Like the Angels series, tickets will remain in a similar price range across all three games. Outfield bleachers start from $17 while upstairs seating is priced from $22 and up per ticket.
C.C. Sabathia will get the nod in the opening game of the series Friday night. Sabathia has turned things around recently despite being on the losing side of his last three outings. He has managed to drop his ERA to a healthy 2.58 after a forgettable April and looks to carry his recent success into June.
Their record may not show it now, but the Yankees could be back in the hunt with an eventful June campaign. And for fans interested in attending an upcoming game during this week’s homestand, plenty of ticket deals exist on the primary market.

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