CC Sabathia will try again for his first win of the season, and the Yankees will look to win consecutive games for only the fourth time this season.
Think about that. The way the Yankees have gotten to the top of the AL East is by winning (or splitting) every series they've played so far, and by never losing consecutive games. They hold a 4-2 record in 1-run games, and they've recorded a save in 8 of their 10 wins.
Logically, this pace and this rhythm is unsustainable. There's too much luck involved in winning close games, no matter how good your bullpen is.
Sabathia was merely good in his last outing, against the Rangers, when he allowed 4 earned runs in 6.1 innings of work.
Brad Bergesen faced the Yankees in the O's trip to the Bronx 2 weeks ago, when he pitched 2 scoreless inning trying to give his team a chance to come back and win. Here's to hoping the Fightin' Showalters fall short again.
Also, Hector Noesi was demoted to make room for RHP Buddy Carlyle.
Game thread at 6:30.
3 game series vs Orioles @ Oriole Park at Camden Yards
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