|NY YANKEES ( SABATHIA )|
BALTIMORE ( GARCIA )
|967||NY YANKEES||-140||Ov 8,-110||-135||Ov 8.5,-115|
|968||BALTIMORE||+130||Un 8,-110||+125||Un 8.5,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||17-12||+3.6||13-14||4.6||0.266||0.317||3.9||0.264||0.323|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||0||2-4||3.9||0.235||0.290||3.0||0.235||0.309|
|vs Left-handed Starters||6-6||-0.1||4-7||3.7||0.236||0.293||3.7||0.226||0.294|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-6.1||4-3||4.9||0.282||0.326||6.3||0.312||0.377|
|5/7/2013||KURODA(R)||@ COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||0-2||L||120||9 ov||U||4||5||0||8||5||0|
|5/8/2013||PHELPS(R)||@ COLORADO||NICASIO(R)||3-2||W||115||10 un||U||6||5||0||4||3||3|
|5/9/2013||SABATHIA(L)||@ COLORADO||FRANCIS(L)||3-1||W||-110||9 un||U||6||5||0||4||7||0|
|5/10/2013||HUGHES(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||DAVIS(R)||11-6||W||110||8 un||O||16||8||0||7||3||0|
|5/11/2013||PETTITTE(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||SHIELDS(R)||3-2||W||155||7.5 un||U||6||5||0||6||5||1|
|5/12/2013||KURODA(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||SANTANA(R)||4-2||W||105||7 ov||U||9||4||0||7||5||2|
|5/13/2013||PHELPS(R)||@ CLEVELAND||MASTERSON(R)||0-1||L||130||8 un||U||4||6||0||5||7||0|
|5/13/2013||NUNO(L)||@ CLEVELAND||BAUER(R)||7-0||W||110||8.5 un||U||11||7||0||5||8||2|
|5/20/2013||SABATHIA(L)||@ BALTIMORE||GARCIA(R)|| |
|5/21/2013||HUGHES(R)||@ BALTIMORE||GONZALEZ(R)|| |
|5/22/2013||KURODA(R)||@ BALTIMORE||HAMMEL(R)|| |
|5/24/2013||PHELPS(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||HERNANDEZ(R)|| |
|5/25/2013||SABATHIA(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||MOORE(L)|| |
|5/26/2013||HUGHES(R)||@ TAMPA BAY|| || |
|5/27/2013|| ||@ NY METS|| || |
|5/7/2013||CHEN(L)||KANSAS CITY||SANTANA(R)||4-3||W||-120||8.5 un||U||8||7||1||10||5||1|
|5/8/2013||TILLMAN(R)||KANSAS CITY||MENDOZA(R)||5-3||W||-145||8.5 un||U||5||4||0||7||6||3|
|5/9/2013||GARCIA(R)||KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)||2-6||L||-115||8.5 ev||U||8||7||0||9||4||1|
|5/10/2013||HAMMEL(R)||@ MINNESOTA||PELFREY(R)||9-6||W||-115||8.5 ov||O||18||11||0||11||9||2|
|5/11/2013||JOHNSON(R)||@ MINNESOTA||WORLEY(R)||5-8||L||100||8.5 un||O||12||8||0||10||6||1|
|5/12/2013||CHEN(L)||@ MINNESOTA||DIAMOND(L)||6-0||W||-105||8 un||U||11||6||0||8||8||1|
|5/14/2013||TILLMAN(R)||SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)||2-3||L||-145||8 ov||U||5||4||0||8||7||1|
|5/15/2013||GARCIA(R)||SAN DIEGO||MARQUIS(R)||4-8||L||-155||9 ov||O||11||10||1||17||11||0|
|5/17/2013||HAMMEL(R)||TAMPA BAY||HELLICKSON(R)||10-12||L||-110||9 un||O||13||3||1||17||8||0|
|5/18/2013||JURRJENS(R)||TAMPA BAY||HERNANDEZ(R)||6-10||L||+100||9 ev||O||13||10||0||11||6||0|
|5/19/2013||TILLMAN(R)||TAMPA BAY||MOORE(L)||1-3||L||+100||8.5 ov||U||5||5||1||7||7||0|
|5/20/2013||GARCIA(R)||NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)|| |
|5/21/2013||GONZALEZ(R)||NY YANKEES||HUGHES(R)|| |
|5/22/2013||HAMMEL(R)||NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)|| |
|5/23/2013||JURRJENS(R)||@ TORONTO||MORROW(R)|| |
|5/24/2013||TILLMAN(R)||@ TORONTO||DICKEY(R)|| |
|5/25/2013||GARCIA(R)||@ TORONTO||JENKINS(R)|| |
|5/26/2013||GONZALEZ(R)||@ TORONTO||ORTIZ(R)|| |
|5/27/2013|| ||@ WASHINGTON|| || |
|NY YANKEES: HITTING: Despite his decline from mediocrity into downright counter-productivity, SS DEREK JETER gets to hit atop the best lineup in baseball. Off an MVP-caliber season, OF CURTIS GRANDERSON is a true star. His average is mediocre, but his power is elite and the Yankees are letting him run when on base. After two years with a sub-.260 average, 1B MARK TEIXEIRA's talent seems to be fading. He still puts up huge power numbers playing in a bandbox. Coming off knee and thumb injuries, 3B ALEX RODRIGUEZ is a serious injury risk hitting in the middle of this lineup. 2B ROBINSON CANO will once again see as many RBI chances as anyone. He's been great in those situations the past two seasons. OFs NICK SWISHER and BRETT GARDNER offer power and SBs, respectively, though the Yankees may look to upgrade if they continue to post lackluster numbers. C RUSSELL MARTIN will get plenty of playing time now that Jesus Montero is in Seattle. Veteran slugger RAUL IBANEZ is the new DH in town, and will love hitting towards the short porch in right at Yankee Stadium. |
STARTING PITCHING: CC SABATHIA struggled late last year and has logged a ridiculous number of innings over the past five years. He's a top-10 starter in the majors, but is starting to pass his prime. Newcomers HIROKI KURODA and MICHAEL PINEDA will both stabilize what was a shaky rotation last year. Kuroda, 37, posted a 3.07 ERA with the Dodgers and the 23-year-old Pineda has unlimited upside, fanning 173 batters in 171 innings with Seattle last season. IVAN NOVA benefitted from nearly nine runs of support per game. He keeps the ball down often enough to thrive in the Bronx, just without many strikeouts. PHIL HUGHES' stuff has regressed greatly since his days as a top prospect. He's trying to overcome conditioning problems this offseason. MANNY BANUELOS and DELLIN BETANCES are great prospects who may get a chance to start MLB games later this season.
RELIEF PITCHING: Trust MARIANO RIVERA to stay dominant until proven wrong. He was better in 2011 than he was in 2010 despite some velocity slippage. DAVID ROBERTSON has a firm hold on eighth-inning duties after an All-Star season. He's second in line for saves. RAFAEL SORIANO wasn't a total bust, as he did just fine after a rough April. He's settled into the seventh-inning role since Robertson is more trusted that he is. After Tommy John surgery, JOBA CHAMBERLAIN is aiming to be back this June. Middle reliever CORY WADE was reliable last year, and has a chance to rack up some vulture wins if he keeps going strong.
|BALTIMORE: HITTING: The leadoff spot is 2B BRIAN ROBERTS' if he can stay on the field. His recent injury history is very troubling, though his talent makes him a risk worth taking. 2B ROBERT ANDINO and 2B RYAN ADAMS would compete for time if Roberts is out. The O's best hitter last year was arguably SS J.J. HARDY. He was healthy for the first time in years and flexed his legit 30-HR power. If Roberts and Hardy stay healthy, OF NICK MARKAKIS will likely hit third and see an increase in RBI chances. OF ADAM JONES seems to have the highest ceiling of any Baltimore hitter. 3B MARK REYNOLDS will probably end up at 1B. His horrendous average cancels out some of his 40-HR potential. OF NOLAN REIMOLD revived his MLB career with an impressive end of the season. He's got a shot to start in left. 1B CHRIS DAVIS is a candidate to start at first, third or DH as sort of a Junior Mark Reynolds. C MATT WIETERS is already one of the best two-way backstops in baseball at age 25. |
STARTING PITCHING: WEI-YIN CHEN pitched well enough in Japan (2.48 ERA, 1.06 WHIP in past four seasons) to become the de-facto ace of this horrible pitching staff. JAKE ARRIETA is a mediocre talent, but is good enough to secure a spot as a Baltimore starter. JASON HAMMEL hopes the switch from Coors Field will help lower his career ERA of 4.99. The highest-risk, highest-potential O's pitcher may be BRIAN MATUSZ. His 2011 line is frightening (10.69 ERA, 2.11 WHIP), but he has the raw skills and pitch repertoire to turn it around. TOMMY HUNTER came over from Texas midseason and should round out the rotation.
RELIEF PITCHING: There was talk of JIM JOHNSON being converted into a starter, but he'll open the season as the team's closer. Johnson established himself as the O's best option to close after going 7-for-7 in that role last September. KEVIN GREGG would step in as the ninth-inning man if Johnson falters. He was unstable in that role last year. Gregg is a trade candidate this midseason, in which case he'd probably end up a set-up man elsewhere. Flame-throwing MATT LINDSTROM is a darkhorse for saves. He saved 23 games for Houston in 2010 before being used as a set-up man in Colorado last year. TSUYOSHI WADA brings his finesse game from Japan. He's a heady hurler who hides the ball well, but he's in for a rude awakening in the A.L. East. BRAD BERGESEN and CHRIS JAKUBAUSKAS are long relievers who may get bumped into the rotation if the young Baltimore SPs struggle again.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (NY YANKEES-BALTIMORE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Yankees-Orioles Preview* =========================
New York (27-16) at Baltimore (23-19), 7:05 p.m. EDT
CC Sabathia isn't bothered by having an unexpected extra day of rest, and it may affect the struggling Baltimore Orioles more.
Sabathia's New York Yankees will also see a familiar face in Freddy Garcia.
The Yankees make their first trip to Camden Yards since last year's playoffs when they try to hand the Orioles a sixth straight loss Monday night.
Scheduled to pitch Sunday's finale of a home series with Toronto, Sabathia (4-3, 3.19 ERA) had that outing postponed by rain. He is winless in his last three starts despite a 2.76 ERA in that span.
"I'm not very intense before I pitch, so either way, I wasn't really worried about it," Sabathia told the Yankees' official website. "They were saying there was a chance we wouldn't play, but you always want to get ready and make sure."
Only teammate Andy Pettitte has won more regular-season games as a visiting pitcher at Camden Yards than Sabathia, who is 10-3 with a 3.38 ERA in 15 starts there. That doesn't include Game 1 of last year's division series in which he came within one out of a complete game in a 7-2 win.
The left-hander also pitched a four-hitter with nine strikeouts in a 3-1 victory in Game 5, and has won three straight overall against Baltimore (23-20) after allowing one run over eight innings April 12 in a 5-2 home win.
Orioles newcomer Alexi Casilla is 14 for 24 against Sabathia, but he hasn't started during his club's losing streak.
Garcia (0-2, 5.51), meanwhile, is facing the Yankees (27-16) for the first time since going 19-14 with a 4.29 ERA in 42 starts over the previous two seasons with them. New York did not opt to re-sign him.
The 36-year-old right-hander was released by San Diego on March 24, and signed with the Orioles five days later. He has lost both home starts this season, yielding four runs over 3 2-3 innings Wednesday in an 8-4 loss to the Padres.
Garcia has had his share of problems with Travis Hafner, who is 15 for 33 with four homers against him. Robinson Cano is 2 for 15 versus Garcia.
Cano hit two two-run homers in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Blue Jays. He's a career .364 hitter at Camden Yards - his highest mark in any current AL park in which he has played more than three games.
Baltimore is trying to avoid losing seven straight at home for the first time since an 11-game slide Aug. 22-Sept. 7, 2007.
"It's tough but it's still early," right fielder Nick Markakis said. "Any good team is gonna go through their rough stretches and hopefully we'll get this one out of the way and we'll move on."
Shortstop J.J. Hardy, 7 for 17 against Sabathia in the regular season, went 0 for 4 in Sunday's 3-1 loss to Tampa Bay to end his 13-game hitting streak. He batted .360 in that run.
The Orioles struck out 21 times, walked twice and totaled seven runs in losing two of three at Yankee Stadium last month.
New York will debut infielder Reid Brignac, acquired late Saturday from Colorado.
|Last Updated: 9/2/2014 4:04:41 AM EST|