Third time’s the charm, right?
After the first two nights of the Orioles’ scheduled three-game set with the Yankees were washed out by rain, the two clubs are finally set to square off for a twin bill today. The afternoon contest starts at 3:05, with the second game to follow not long after the first one ends. This is your one-stop chattin’ thread for both games.
The pitching matchups in both cases favor the Yankees. In Game 1, the struggling David Hess takes the hill for the Orioles. He hasn’t thrown a quality start since his first start of the year, his 6.1-inning no-hitter in Toronto. In six outings since then, he’s allowed three or more runs each time without getting through the sixth inning in any. Veteran lefty J.A. Happ will oppose Hess.
In the nightcap, Andrew Cashner will make his first start at Yankee Stadium since Opening Day, when the Bombers blasted him for six runs in four innings. He’ll take on the league’s leading winner, Domingo German, who carries a 7-1 record and 2.70 ERA into the contest.
Good luck to both Hess and Cashner. And the rest of the Orioles. And all of us.