Good news, friends! The Orioles, after their 0-6 road trip through Philadelphia and Minnesota, are finished with away games until the All-Star break. Thank goodness. They have only 12 wins on the road this year.
Now they get to return to Camden Yards, where they...also have only 12 wins this year. Oh.
The Orioles have eight games jam-packed into their final week-long homestand before the All-Star break. They start today with a single-admission doubleheader against the Yankees, the first one being a makeup of a May 31 rainout. I remember being happy about that rainout at the time, thinking that the O's would have an extra month to get their act together before getting another crack at the Yankees. We all know how well that worked out.
If you weren't already feeling dicey about the 24-65 Orioles, losers of six straight, taking on the 58-29 Yankees, consider that Jimmy Yacabonis will be on the mound for game one, making his second major league start. He didn't last five innings in his first one. He'll be facing CC Sabathia and his 3.02 ERA.
|NEW YORK YANKEES||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Aaron Hicks - CF||Tim Beckham - 3B|
|Aaron Judge - RF||Adam Jones - CF|
|Didi Gregorius - SS||Manny Machado - SS|
|Giancarlo Stanton - DH||Mark Trumbo - DH|
|Clint Frazier - LF||Jonathan Schoop - 2B|
|Neil Walker - 1B||Danny Valencia - RF|
|Brandon Drury - 3B||Joey Rickard - LF|
|Kyle Higashioka - C||Trey Mancini - 1B|
|Tyler Wade - 2B||Caleb Joseph - C|
|CC Sabathia - LHP||Jimmy Yacabonis - RHP|