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Gameday Thread: O's at Yankees, 04/09

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Bruce Chen, LH Randy Johnson, LH (0-0, NA) (1-0, 1.50) 2B B Roberts SS D Jeter 3B M Mora 3B A Rodriguez SS M Tejada RF G Sheffield RF S Sosa LF H Matsui DH J Lopez DH R Sierra LF B Surhoff C J Posada CF L Matos 1B J Giambi 1B C Gomez CF B Williams C G Gil 2B R Sanchez

Game starts in less than an hour at 1:05, available on WNUV and YES.

Let's size up this pitching matchup. Bruce Chen has a career record of 22-20 with 432 strikeouts in 501 major league innings. Randy Johnson is 247-128 liftetime, with 4,167 strikeouts in 3,347 innings pitched. Randy Johnson has a moustache, and Bruce Chen does not. Johnson is 6'10", while Chen is a mere 6'1".

This is one of those days we're going to need home runs.

Also, I want to welcome a new member of the SportsBlogs team, FishStripes, covering the Florida Marlins.