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Game 60: Bring Your Brooms (Again)

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TORONTO - JUNE 6: Alex Rodriguez #19 and Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees celebrate runs at the Rogers Centre against the Toronto Blue Jays June 6, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
TORONTO - JUNE 6: Alex Rodriguez #19 and Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees celebrate runs at the Rogers Centre against the Toronto Blue Jays June 6, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
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We have been here before. The Yankees won their 10th contest with the Orioles in a row last night. Even a shaky CC Sabathia was enough to hold the mediocre Baltimore offense to 2 runs over 7 innings, Joba was just good enough for a scoreless 8th, and Mo was Mo.

But we're faced with the Crash Davis problem: one extra Texas flair, one more groundball with eyes, and everything is different.

It's great to be lucky, but thinking your luck will hold out or that your team just 'knows how to win' is the recipe for defeat. New pitchers, new day.

Bad AJ showed up last outing, and he needs to rebound.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - A.J. Burnett 6-3 12 12 0 0 0 0 77.1 75 38 32 7 28 55 3.72 1.33

Jake Arrieta is making his major league debut. The 24 year old righty has dominated AAA this season: 1.12 WHIP, 7.9 K/9 and a 1.85 ERA. His command has never been good, he posted a 4.2 BB/9 in AAA so far, which is actually up from his 3.8 BB/9 for his career.

Hopefully the Yanks will stay patient and wait for the mistakes.

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Lineup

New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles

06/10/10 7:05 PM EDT

New York Yankees Baltimore Orioles
Derek Jeter - SS Corey Patterson - LF
Nick Swisher - RF Miguel Tejada - 3B
Mark Teixeira - 1B Nick Markakis - RF
Alex Rodriguez - 3B Ty Wigginton - 1B
Robinson Cano - 2B Luke Scott - DH
Jorge Posada - DH Adam Jones - CF
Curtis Granderson - CF Matt Wieters - C
Marcus Thames - LF Scott Moore - 2B
Chad Moeller - C Cesar Izturis - SS