Friday, June 20, 2014

Yankees vs Orioles Ticket Preview

The New York Yankees just swept the Toronto Blue Jays to pull within 1.5 games of first place in the AL East. Now there is another AL East opponent on the Yankees schedule in the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles are just a game behind the Yankees after their own series victory. On a weekend where the Yankees could finally return to first in the AL East, they will be celebrating some of their most important former players finishing with the Old Timers’ Game. Yankees tickets are averaging $139.07 for the series, down just three percent from the season average of $143.42

6/20 - BAL Ubaldo Jimenez vs. NYY Hiroki Kuroda | Avg. Price: $87.17 | Get-in Price: $20

In the offseason the Orioles signed Ubaldo Jimenez from the Cleveland Indians. The wildly inconsistent Jimenez was coming off a great season for the Indians, and figured to be an integral part of the Orioles rotation. So far, he has been the Orioles worst starter. He’s gone 2-8 with the team’s worst ERA, FIP and WAR. He’s also the only pitcher with at least 12 starts who hasn’t tossed 80 innings. For the Yankees, even at 39-years-old, Kuroda has been one of their healthiest starters. While his numbers aren’t spectacular, he is one of just two pitchers on the team to make every start since the season started. The average price of the first Yankees vs. Orioles tickets is the lowest of the series. It’s also the only game without a ceremony. The average is $87.17 and the get-in price is $20.

6/21 - BAL Bud Norris vs. NYY Vidal Nuno | Avg. Price: $181.95 | Get-in Price: $56

Saturday is Tino Martinez Day, as the Yankees are unveiling the first baseman’s Monument Park plaque. The game itself with feature Vidal Nuno for the Yankees, one of just three pitchers to start double digit games this season for the Yankees. Nuno has performed as well as you’d expect, and flamed out in his last start. He only lasted three innings before giving up eight runs and exiting the game. But the excitement for Tino Martinez Day has led to the highest average price of the series at $181.95 and a get-in price of $56.

6/22 - BAL Chris Tillman vs. NYY Masahiro Tanaka | Avg. Price: $148.10 | Get-in Price: $33

The final game of the series might be the biggest. It all starts with the unveiling of the Monument Park plaque for Rich “Goose” Gossage, and follows up with the Old Timers’ Game. After that, the Yankees game starts with top pitcher Masahiro Tanaka on the mound. The Japanese pitcher is running away with the AL Rookie of the Year award, and could even be in line for a Cy Young and MVP if he continues this pace. The average price of the game is $148.10 with a get-in price of $33.