It's a crisp spring day across the Mid-Atlantic, and if there's a better way to spend an afternoon than watching the AL East division-leading Baltimore Orioles the day after a comeback win, well, I'm open to suggestions.
Kevin Gausman wasn't bad on Opening Day, but he wasn't Dylan Bundy. Then again, he wasn't Ubaldo Jimenez, either, so let's be thankful for that. With new movement on his fastball, another year's MLB experience, and the temporary mantle of #StaffAce, Kevin Gausman is primed to do big things this year. Hopefully, he continues the Orioles' winning ways today.
Masahiro Tanaka has an ERA over 23.00 and while that probably won't continue today, he didn't look sharp at all in his season debut against Tampa Bay. He's a RHP, he's not pitching well, and apparently, his elbow is holding together with spit and wishes. And he's the Yankees #1 starter. It could be a long day (and a long year) for the boys in pinstripes. Let's hope it is.
And at the start of today, only two teams in MLB were still undefeated. One of them is the Twins, because baseball always makes sense, right? The other plays in Baltimore today, and it isn't the Yankees.
|NEW YORK YANKEES||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Brett Gardner - LF||Seth Smith - RF|
|Gary Sanchez - C||Adam Jones - CF|
|Matt Holliday - DH||Manny Machado - 3B|
|Chris Carter - 1B||Chris Davis - 1B|
|Jacoby Ellsbury - CF||Mark Trumbo - DH|
|Starlin Castro - 2B||Welington Castillo - C|
|Chase Headley - 3B||Hyun Soo Kim - LF|
|Aaron Hicks - RF||Jonathan Schoop - 2B|
|Ronald Torreyes - SS||J.J. Hardy - SS|
|Masahiro Tanaka - RHP||Kevin Gausman - RHP|