Lineups have been announced for tonight’s Wild Card Game between the Oakland A’s and New York Yankees. We already knew that the pitching matchup would be Liam Hendriks opening for the A’s against Luis Severino starting for the Yanks. Here are the nine hitters on each side.
A’s lineup for wild-card game, Nick Martini leading off, nothing unexpected: pic.twitter.com/lFDB0peWuU— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) October 3, 2018
As Slusser said, no real surprises here. There is no Matt Joyce gambit to go along with the bullpen game on the pitching side, just the usual Oakland lineup. The A’s bench will feature Joyce, fellow outfielders Mark Canha and Chad Pinder, infielder Franklin Barreto, and catcher Josh Phegley. Click here to see the full rosters for both teams.
Here is how each A’s hitter has fared against Severino in his career:
- Martini: Haven’t faced each other
- Chapman: 1-for-6, BB, K
- Lowrie: 6-for-11, 3 Ks
- Davis: 1-for-9, double, BB, 4 Ks
- Olson: 1-for-5, double, 3 Ks
- Piscotty: 1-for-2, K
- Laureano: 1-for-2, double, K
- Semien: 1-for-6, K
- Lucroy: 1-for-2
No dingers on that list (yet), but also no 0-fers, for what that’s worth. In two starts against the A’s this year, here is how Severino fared:
Severino, 5/13 vs. OAK: 6 ip, 1 run, 7 Ks, 2 BB, 5 hits
Severino, 9/05 @ OAK: 2⅔ ip, 6 runs (5 ER), 3 Ks, 1 BB, 6 hits
Meanwhile, Hendriks has opened eight times for the A’s since they began the practice in September, and he threw a scoreless 1st inning in each of those eight games. Here’s how he’s fared against the first few Yankees hitters:
- McCutchen: 2-for-5, double, triple, K
- Judge: 0-for-1, BB
- Hicks: Haven’t faced each other
- Stanton: 1-for-2
- Voit: Haven’t faced each other
First pitch is scheduled for 5:08 p.m. PT, and it will be televised on TBS.