9/13 Orioles vs. Yankees Preview

O’s (58-83) go for sweep, Yanks (91-52) try to get back on winning track.


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Orioles Probable Pitcher:

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Jeremy Guthrie
#46 RHP
(10-13) 4.96 ERA 167.0 IP 95 SO 1.365 WHIP
Last Game: 9/6 vs. TEX: W, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, BB, 6 SO
Away (Season): (5-6) 5.21 ERA
Vs. Yankees (Season): 4 GS (1-3) 4.68 ERA
Team Record in Starts: 11-17
Run Support: 4.55 Runs/Game
Opposing Hitters (Yankees):
Most PA: Derek Jeter (33)
Best BA: Nick Swisher (.500, 8 for 16)
Most H: Melky Cabrera (9)
Most HR: Erik Hinske, Nick Swisher (2)
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Yankees Probable Pitcher:

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C.C. Sabathia
#52 LHP
(16-7) 3.40 ERA 206.1 IP 177 SO 1.129 WHIP
Last Game: 9/7 vs. TB: ND, 7.0 IP, 3 H, R, 4 BB, 10 SO, HR
Home (Season): (5-2) 3.36 ERA
Vs. Orioles (Season): 4 GS (3-1) 2.63 ERA
Team Record in Starts: 19-11
Run Support: 5.71 Runs/Game
Opposing Hitters (Orioles):
Most PA: Melvin Mora (34)
Best BA: Felix Pie (.667, 2 for 3)
Most H: Brian Roberts (7)
Most HR: Melvin Mora, Ty Wigginton (1)
Notable Stat: Last 8 Starts: (6-0) 2.31 ERA 58.1 IP 68 SO
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Keys to the Game:
  1. Hit Early: In the first inning, Guthries opponents are hitting .316 off him.
  2. Think RF Lefties: When Lefties pull the ball off Guthrie, they are hitting .507, when they go to the opposite field, they are hitting just .186.
  3. Be Patient and Get to the ‘Pen: Guthries ERA in his last 2 starts is 1.38, Baltimores bullpen has a 6.75 ERA this month. 
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Poll of the Day:
Who will start Game 2 for the Yankees in the Playoffs?
A.J. BurnettAndy PettitteJoba Chamberlain
  

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Stats provided by Baseball-Reference.com
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2 comments

  1. southernbelle

    Hey! Wow your blog is getting very fancy. I like it!
    What a disappointing game today. A.J.’s inconsistency is really starting to worry me. I hope CC can pick up the Yanks tomorrow. But he has been SO dominant lately. I expect him to cool down soon…he is only human…
    I just hope the pitchers are hot when they have to be: in October! It doesn’t matter until then.
    -Virginia
    http://southernbelle.mlblogs.com

  2. JQuist

    *I like your layout too Coleman. The past two games have been a bummer… I don’t know what AJ’s problem is. I hate the hot and cold starts, but spectating is always easier then executing when push comes to shove… Hopefully CC snags the win tomarrow and we get back on board…

    http://jquist.mlblogs.com/

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