Right-handed pitcher Ivan Nova is pitching for the Yankees tonight, which means Danny Valencia and Mike Morse are being given the night off. Henry Urrutia is making a rare appearance and Nate McLouth is back in left field where he belongs. Here is the complete lineup:
Nova has faced the Orioles three times this season and twice he has pitched a complete game. Seriously. He has twice as many complete games against the Orioles as the Orioles have against everyone. In the third game the Orioles knocked starter David Phelps out in in the third inning and Nova came in and pitched the rest of the game with two runs allowed. So what I'm saying is Nova is pretty good against the Orioles.
Miguel Gonzalez is starting for the Orioles and the last time he started against the Yankees I went on about what a good pitcher he is against the Yankees. He then gave up seven runs in four innings. I don't believe in jinxes, but I'm not gonna talk about how good he is against them this time. He did have a nice start against the White Sox last week.
Here is the lineup for the Yankees tonight: