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9/11 Orioles vs. Yankees Preview

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Game Info:
Time: 7:05 pm ET
Park: Yankee Stadium
Game: 1 of 3
Broadcast: YES, WCBS 880
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Orioles Probable Pitcher:

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Chris Tillman
#54 RHP
(1-3) 4,66 ERA 46.1 IP 24 SO 1.468 WHIP
Last Start: 9/4 vs. TEX: L, 6.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 4 SO
Away (Season): (0-2) 4.50 ERA 
Vs. Yankees (Season): Never Faced
Team Record in Starts: 2-6
Run Support: 4.56 Runs/Game
Opposing Hitters (Yankees):
Most PA: None
Best BA: None
Most H: None
Most HR:  None
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Yankees Probable Pitcher:

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Andy Pettitte
#46 LHP
(13-6) 4.10 ERA 173.1 IP 135 SO 1.350 WHIP
Last Game: 9/5 @ TOR: W, 6.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 5 BB, 3 SO, HR
Home (Season): (5-4) 4.65 ERA 
Vs. Orioles (Season): (1-0) 1.17
Team Record in Starts: 20-8
Run Support: 5.84 Runs/Game
Opposing Hitters (Orioles): 
Most PA: Brian Roberts (61)
Best BA: Chad Moeller (1.000, 2 for 2)
Most H: Brian Roberts (14)
Most HR: Nick Markakis, Melvin Mora (2)
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Keys to the Game:
  1. Stack the Righties: Righties are hitting .355 off Tillman this year. 
  2. Swing Early (Again): Opposing hitters are batting .429 on the first pitch Tillman throws.
  3. Don’t Give Up: Batters are hitting ..367 off Tillman with 2 outs.
  4. Be Patient: After Tillman throws his 51st pitch of the game, batters are hitting .337 off him. So, for the Yankees, take as many pitches as you can to get Tillman to that 51 mark as soon as possible.
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Pettitte Flirts With Perfection, Yanks Take Opener

Hairston boots Pettittes perfect game, Yanks still get it done.

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Wow. It seems like I start every entry with those words. This team seems to always amaze. Pettitte flirted with history tonight. He pitched 6.2 innings before Hairston booted the ball and then Markakis, on the next at-bat, hit a clean single to cap off the hopes on the no-hitter. You can blame Hairston, but he’s been so great for the Yanks, you really can’t get down on him. Plus the fact that he made a bad pitch to Markakis. He pitched great and thats the bottom line. He gave up just two hits, one of them a home run by Mora in the eighth, but that was all.
Swisher and Cano both had two RBI’s on the night and Damon had an RBI as well. Swisher was just a triple away from the cycle, but I don’t think anyone expected a triple from him. 
In the ninth inning, Bruney came in with a four run lead. Good job by the Yankees having Rivera warming. You had to think that Bruney would blow it. He got one out, but also gave up a hit and a walk. All of the sudden, it was a save situation. Rivera came in and got Markakis on a pop up and then struck out Reimond to end the game. 
Player of the Game: Andy Pettitte: W, 8.0 IP, 2 H, ER, 0 BB, 8 SO, HR
The Wrap-Up:
Pshhhhhhhhhhhhhh. It’s starting to get a bit boring with all of these wins. Pettitte was great again, and boy it would be a big lift if he can keep this up. The Yanks hit another high water mark, 35 games over .500. Boston was off so the Yanks have a 6.5 game lead in the east. 
Coming Up Next:
September begins! It’s gettin’ close. Tomorrow A.J. Burnett (10-8, 4.10) goes against Baltimores Hernandez (4-6, 4.24). Boston is in Tampa.

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