The Oakland Athletics head into Yankee Stadium Friday evening to face off against the Bronx Bombers and looking to snap a seven game losing streak dating back to last season. Scott Sizemore and Jemile Weeks return to the A’s lineup after missing limited action with fairly minor injuries. Sizemore took a ball off his jaw/neck area on Tuesday while Weeks had a sore right foot after fouling a ball of it on Tuesday. Both were out of Wednesday’s starting lineup but are back in action on Friday.
Hideki Matsui returns to Yankee Stadium as a member of the A’s and following his 500th career home run between Japan and the United States. The hope among A’s fans is that getting it out of the way will allow him to settle in and get some more consistent at bats. He’s struggled with consistency and if the A’s are going to turn this thing around they need Godzilla bringing consistent pop to the middle of the order.