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Game 73: Orioles (37-35) @ Yankees (39-33), 1:05 p.m. ET

It is Bud Norris vs. Vidal Nuno as the Orioles attempt to wipe away the bad memories from last night. Get chatting here.

Jonathan Ernst

Just stop. It didn't happen. Last night was a horrible, horrible nightmare. It did not happen. We will all see that it didn't happen. Just gotta log on to good ol to see aaaannnnd....damn it. Welp, there is the box score and it looks like Zach Britton, one of the few Orioles who seemed superhuman at times in 2014, blew the save.

Sure, it was depressing and maybe we stayed up late crying into a pillow. But today is a new day and Bud Norris takes the pill for the birds of Baltimore. Wahoo! and better yet, Vidal Nuno is pitching for New York. A ditto wahoo! He has only faced the O's twice, going 3.1 innings to an ERA of 21.60. This is a guy they can handle.

On the other hand, Norris has never seen the Yankees. He has thrown to about half of the guys in their lineup but they were not wearing pinstripes at the time. I mean, it's possible that Carlos Beltran or Alfonso Soriano were as both the Mets and Cubs, respectively, have had pinstriped uniforms. But I'm talking about those annoying dark blue Yankee pinstripes, people!

No matter what uniform the opponent wears in 2014, Norris has been the best option for the Orioles. Just don't think about the sabermetrics too much. He is a bulldog that tends to give the O's a chance to win.


Baltimore Orioles New York Yankees
RF Nick Markakis (L) LF Brett Gardner (L)
LF Steve Pearce (R) SS Derek Jeter (R)
CF Adam Jones (R) CF Jacoby Ellsbury (L)
DH Nelson Cruz (R) 1B Mark Teixeira (S)
1B Chris Davis (L) DH Carlos Beltran (S)
SS J.J. Hardy (R) 3B Kelly Johnson (L)
3B Manny Machado (R) 2B Brian Roberts (S)
2B Jonathan Schoop (R) RF Ichiro Suzuki (L)
C Caleb Jospeh (R) C Francisco Cervelli (R)
RHP Bud Norris LHP Vidal Nuno