The Oakland Athletics will be without two starters, their leadoff hitter and left fielder, as they try to continue their winning streak against the New York Yankees at O.co Stadium.
It was announced tonight that both Coco Crisp and Yoenis Cespedes would be out for tonight’s game for the A’s. Both suffered injuries in last night’s 6-4 victory against the Yankees.
Here’s more from CSN Bay Area’s Paul Gutierrez:
Cespedes strained his left hamstring running down the base line on a ground out to Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano in the first inning (Cespedes left the game in the top of the third) and Crisp hurt his right heel sometime between his lead-off home run and his second at-bat, in the third inning (Crisp, though, never came out of the game).
Neither injury seems to be very serious and both aren’t expected to hit the disabled list. While a potential for a pinch-hitting opportunity is there for both of them, it wouldn’t be a shock to not see them for the rest of the series against the Yankees.
In tonight’s lineup, John Jaso will be the leadoff hitter for the A’s. Steve Smith will play at left field and bat second in the lineup. Chris Young will play at center field and bat seventh in the lineup.