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Gameday Thread: Yankees (9-9) at O's (10-7)

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Game time is 7:05 on MASN. It's also on YES if you're in the New York area or somewhere else that has YES but not MASN.

Today's Starting Pitchers GS IP ERA WHIP BAA BB K W-L
Ian Kennedy - RH 2 (3) 11.1 8.74 1.94 .304 8 9 0-1
Brian Burres - LH 2 (3) 11.2 5.40 1.63 .295 6 7 1-1

I'm currently in the middle of a big day in boxing, and I'll be skipping out at 9:45 for Hopkins-Calzaghe, but hopefully by then (like last night) the O's will have this one firmly in control.

We've seen two Brian Burri this season. Burres was good on his birthday and then stunk bad the next time out. Ian Kennedy is a legit prospect, but not the overwhelming variety. Probably won't ever be a huge star. But he Knows How to Pitch and gets by without great stuff because he commands the strike zone and mixes things up like a seasoned veteran. He's older than Hughes at 23, but still quite young. Should Hughes and Kennedy work out, the Yankees have two guys who will be effective for a long time. I'd take either of them over Mike Mussina any day of the week as it stands right now.

Typical Mussina to pitch the day BEFORE the Yanks come to Baltimore, too. What a chump! He and Erik Bedard should go on a date and talk about their greatest fear, that being, of course, the amazingly potent Orioles.

Also, I just think those blue stirrups are SHARP, if you're wondering why I posted that particular photo of Kennedy.

Yankees AB AVG OBP HR RBI
1 Johnny Damon - LF 59 .203 .314 1 5
2 Melky Cabrera - CF 51 .314 .373 3 7
3 Derek Jeter - SS 46 .304 .347 0 8
4 Alex Rodriguez - DH 71 .296 .351 4 9
5 Jorge Posada - 1B 42 .262 .311 1 6
6 Hideki Matsui - RF 58 .328 .409 3 8
7 Morgan Ensberg - 3B 13 .385 .385 1 1
8 Robinson Cano - 2B 70 .171 .194 1 5
9 Jose Molina - C 33 .364 .364 0 2
Orioles AB AVG OBP HR RBI
1 Brian Roberts - 2B 66 .258 .338 1 6
2 Melvin Mora - 3B 65 .231 .275 3 9
3 Nick Markakis - RF 58 .328 .458 3 8
4 Kevin Millar - 1B 63 .238 .324 2 7
5 Luke Scott - LF 54 .389 .459 1 8
6 Aubrey Huff - DH 60 .233 .313 2 12
7 Adam Jones - CF 54 .259 .317 1 5
8 Ramon Hernandez - C 49 .163 .185 2 8
9 Brandon Fahey - SS 14 .071 .071 0 0