Superstar second baseman Robinson Cano returns to Yankees Stadium this week, after signing a massive 10-year $240 million contract. But that hasn’t been enough to drive up ticket prices. Yankees tickets for the series are 51 percent below the season average, and each game has seen a decrease in weekly trend. That could be because even with Cano in the lineup, the Mariners are only 10-14, which is one of the worst records in the American League. The Yankees schedule continues its run of home games throughout the week with three games well below the season average.
Yankees ace CC Sabathia got off to a tough start, but has pitched well his last two outings. Against the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox he let up just three combined earned runs in 13 innings of work. Still, prices for the game are the lowest of the series with an average price of $45 after a 54 percent drop over the week. And that’s knowing the Yankees have a chance to hit a couple of bombs against 34-year old Chris Young. The last time Young faced the Yankees he posted a 4.50 ERA at Citi Field. At Yankee Stadium the fly ball-pitcher might be in trouble.
4/30 7:05 SEA Roenis Elias vs NYY David Phelps | Avg. Price: $71 | Get-in Price: $5
Wednesday offers the least inspiring pitching match of the series. David Phelps is making his first start of the season in place of the injured Ivan Nova, while the Mariners are sending rookie Roenis Elias to the mound. That hasn’t stopped this game from being the most expensive of the series with an average of $71, but that’s down 27 percent from last week, and with a get-in price of just $5. Elias has been shaky since his jump from AA, but has posted a respectable 3.54 ERA. He’s walked well over his career average, but has kept batters to just a .238 average. While Phelps has been victimized by the long ball during his time in the bullpen with a HR/FB ratio of 18.8 percent, but he’ still managed a solid 3.86 ERA.
5/1 7:05 SEA Felix Hernandez vs NYY Hiroki Kuroda | Avg. Price: $67 | Get-in Price: $3
The get-in price is a low $3 to see Felix Hernandez pitch. Hernandez has had a great start to the season setting career-bests in strikeouts, walks, home runs, and only allowing batters to hit .194 against him. While Hiroki Kuroda is having a poor start, failing to strand runners thanks to a lower strikeout total, and a higher BAA which has led to a 5.28 ERA. Yankees tickets are only $4 cheaper than Wednesday night’s series high at $67 after dropping 21 percent over the course of the week.