Tonight's lineup: granderson 8 cano 4 wells 7 hafner dh Overbay 3 adams 5 ichiro 9 brignac 6 Romine 2 Kuroda 1— Erik Boland (@eboland11) May 22, 2013
Brett Gardner and Jayson Nix sit in the series finale against Baltimore this evening. Gardner and Nix are both 0-3 vs. Jason Hammel while Ichiro Suzuki has found more success across a slightly less small sample size, going 9-20 off Hammel with two doubles. With Gardner sitting, Curtis Granderson gets the start in center field.
Robinson Cano has done quite well for himself against Hammel. He is 10-32 with a couple of doubles and a home run. Vernon Wells and Travis Hafner have each hit two homers off Hammel in their careers. Here's to dingers tonight!
#orioles lineup vs NYY: Mclouth 7 Machado 5 Markakis 9 jones DH Davis 3 Wieters 2 hardy 6 Dickerson 8 Casilla 4? Hammel RHP— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) May 22, 2013
Nick Markakis has enjoyed some SSS success off Hiroki Kuroda, going 4-11 in his career. Adam Jones is not far behind at 4-14 against Kuroda. As you may have heard, the Orioles have called up pitching prospect Kevin Gausman to start for them tomorrow. After watching what he did to the Thunder the other night, I can safely say I'm glad we're missing that one.
On Memorial Day against the New York Mets, the Yankees and the rest of MLB will be wearing camo print uniforms with the proceeds from the sales of these uniforms going to MLB's veterans fund. As with most special uniform days, the design is... not very appealing, at least to me. You can check out what the jerseys will look like here and here. What do you think?