Finally, a real second baseman is back in the lineup - not that any of the Orioles' previous substitute second basemen did too bad for themselves. In fact, the team's problem right now is mostly the offense either not getting opportunities or not making the most of them.
Can they break out of that situation tonight against Adam Warren? I don't know. There is nothing that screams intimidation like Delmon Young as your cleanup hitter. That was sarcasm just there. It's not very intimidating at all. Maybe it will work out. Maybe Chris Davis will only strike out two times instead of four times. We can dream.
It'll be good if the Orioles can actually get a lead while the starting pitchers are in the game, and keep that lead, because as we saw last night, the back end of the Yankees bullpen is just a bit ridiculous.
|BALTIMORE ORIOLES||NEW YORK YANKEES|
|Manny Machado - 3B||Jacoby Ellsbury - CF|
|Jimmy Paredes - DH||Brett Gardner - LF|
|Adam Jones - CF||Alex Rodriguez - DH|
|Delmon Young - RF||Mark Teixeira - 1B|
|Chris Davis - 1B||Brian McCann - C|
|Caleb Joseph - C||Carlos Beltran - RF|
|Travis Snider - LF||Chase Headley - 3B|
|J.J. Hardy - SS||Jose Pirela - 2B|
|Ryan Flaherty - 2B||Didi Gregorius - SS|
|Miguel Gonzalez - RHP||Adam Warren - RHP|