The O's open up a six game home stand tonight with three games with the Yankees. The Mentor faces off against the Mouth Breather, who took a no hitter into the 8th inning in his last start against the Athletics. The Orioles only won one in Boston but the offense showed its first sign of life this season as they had 40 hits over those three games. I can only hope that trend continues because the Yankees have been killing the ball so far this season (except Mark Teixeira). Every member of their starting lineup has an impressive OBP (except Mark Teixeira). Here are the OPSs of each of the Yankees $82M infield: 1.092, .994, .915, .534. I wonder which one is Mark Teixeira's? I know Teixeira has a reputation as a slow starter (although not this slow), and I know he's going to get better (probably this week), but its kind of fun to point out, don't you think? Hey! Guess who has a higher slugging percentage than Mark Teixeira? If you answered "everyone" you're close, but the answer I was actually looking for is Cesar Izturis.
Seriously, though, everyone else in their lineup is just murdering it (not Nick Johnson, but he's injured. Surprised?). The Orioles have their work cut out for them.
|2010 - Phil Hughes||2-0||2.19||0.89||16||7|
|2010 - Kevin Millwood||0-3||3.38||1.24||24||4|
|New York Yankees||Baltimore Orioles|
|Derek Jeter - SS||Adam Jones - CF|
|Brett Gardner - LF||Nick Markakis - RF|
|Mark Teixeira - 1B||Matt Wieters - C|
|Alex Rodriguez - 3B||Miguel Tejada - 3B|
|Robinson Cano - 2B||Luke Scott - DH|
|Jorge Posada - C||Ty Wigginton - 2B|
|Curtis Granderson - CF||Rhyne Hughes - 1B|
|Nick Swisher - DH||Nolan Reimold - LF|
|Randy Winn - RF||Cesar Izturis - SS|