Tonight’s Orioles – Yankees Lineups

May 20, 2009 |

Tonight at 7:05pm the Orioles and New York Yankees will play the second of their three-game set at the new Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.  Last night’s 9-1 loss moves the O’s record to just 5-12 away from Camden Yards this season and to only 7-14 against A.L. East division rivals.

Dave Trembley will send out his Opening Day starter, Jeremy Guthrie, to the mound tonight to attempt to break the Yankees seven-game win streak.  Guthrie picked up a win in his last outing in Kansas City, but was shaky in his five innings, giving up four earned.  One could easily say he has certainly not pitched up to his ‘ace’ title this year; the Orioles are just 3-5 in the eight games Guthrie has started and he’s given up three or more runs in seven of those appearances.  He has faced this Yanks twice this season, pitching seven innings and allowing three runs each time, has one win and one loss to show for his efforts.

22-year old right-hander Phil Hughes makes his fifth start of the season and second against the Orioles tonight for manager Joe Girardi.  Hughes looked great in his season debut in Detroit three-weeks ago, but his three starts since have been disasters.  Hughes’ ERA has blown-up to 7.56 and rumors persist that he’ll be pitching to keep his spot in rotation tonight with Chien-Ming Wang looking to return form the disabled list.  Back on just May 9 at Camden Yards, the Orioles roughed up the young Yankee badly, and Hughes left the ballgame after recording just five outs and allowing Baltimore to hang eight earned runs on him.

Here are the evening’s starting lineups:

Orioles

Brian Roberts – 2B
Adam Jones – CF
Nick Markakis – RF
Aubrey Huff – 1B
Melvin Mora – 3B
Ty Wigginton – DH
Nolan Reimold – LF
Chad Moeller – C
Robert Andino – SS

Yankees

Derek Jeter – SS
Johnny Damon – LF
Mark Teixeira – 1B
Alex Rodriguez – 3B
Hideki Matsui – DH
Nick Swisher – RF
Robinson Cano – 2B
Melky Cabrera – CF
Kevin Cash – C

Unfortunately, this Roberts run in the top of the first was not nearly enough for the O's last night. (Courtesy: AP)

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