The New York Yankees are 0-6 straight up in their last six games after being swept by the Oakland Athletics on the road over the weekend. The Yankees hope to get back on track with a return home against the Los Angeles Angels this Tuesday night.
New York is a -225 home favorite in Tuesday night’s series opener at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Michael Pineda takes the mound for the Yankees against Parker Bridwell and the Angels at +205.
The Yankees’ road slump last week dropped the team to 16-20 on the road in 2017, a stark contrast from the team’s MLB-best home record of 22-9. At Yankee Stadium, the Yankees average 6.58 runs per game and own a team ERA of 3.54 in 31 games. On the road, the Yankees average 4.97 runs per game and have a team ERA of 3.91 in 36 games.
New York will need to figure out its road woes if it hopes to be a legitimate World Series contender but for now will just be happy to return to the Bronx.
Tumpane mouthed to a passerby, Call 911. As they spoke, he said, the woman became more emotional. She cried and tried to slip from his grip. He locked both arms around her back. At times, she dangled both feet off the bridge’s edge, putting her full weight in his arms.
I was thinking, ‘God, this has got to be a good ending, not a bad ending,’ and held on for dear life, Tumpane said. She said, ‘You don’t care about me.’ I said, ‘I care.’ She said, ‘I just want to end it right now. I want to be in a better place.’ I said, ‘You’re going to be all right.’
It’s not often you hear an umpire’s name in the news, and it is usually for something negative, at least in the eyes of one of the two teams involved in the game. Just two days ago, Tumpane was singled out in the Kansas City Star for getting 28 pitches wrong while working behind the plate for a Kansas City Royals game.