It's raining in New York tonight thanks to the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. As luck would have it, that's the same rain we're getting here in Baltimore. It's looking unlikely that a game will be played, but on the off chance it is, let's take a look at what we might see.
The Yankees scheduled starter is Phil Hughes, who seems to have a case of the Chris Tillmans. He's sitting on a 6.75 ERA. In his last two starts, he gave up six earned runs each. In 2011, batters are managing a .302/.358/.483 off Hughes. So Hughes turns batters into Jhonny Peralta of Detroit - a player who's having a better offensive season than anyone on the Orioles roster. Will Hughes actually get to pitch against the O's tonight or tomorrow, and if he does, will he keep sucking?
Orioles fans have to hope so, because the O's are sending out Tommy Hunter. Hunter throws a lot of strikes and Yankees batters hit a lot of strikes, many of which go a long way for home runs. Maybe on a lucky night most of those batted balls will go in the relative area of fielders that can actually make plays on them. Are you feeling lucky tonight? No, me neither. Pray for rain!
Chris Davis is back off the DL. He is playing third base. In the grand scheme of things, this probably matters very little.
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