The Yankees continued their home-run derby of a season against the Orioles yesterday when they swept both halves of a doubleheader. They hit seven more home runs on the day, with Gleyber Torres mashing another three. He now needs one more to tie Lou Gehrig’s record for most against one team in a single season. He’ll have two more games against Baltimore to tie or break that record, starting tonight.
Not shockingly, Torres is in the lineup, hitting in the five spot. If that last plate appearance yesterday means anything, Baltimore may resort to just walking him. On the other hand, they’ve had plenty of chances to do that this season, and they’ve kept on pitching to him.
Meanwhile, Domingo German will get the ball for the Yankees. He lasted just five innings last time out, but has been good against the Orioles this season. In three starts against Baltimore, he’s allowed six runs (five earned) in 18 innings.
As for Baltimore, the Yankees will be facing off against the Orioles’ lone 2019 All-Star Game representative, John Means. He started the season in the bullpen with a couple decent outings against the Yankees, but he’s faced them just once as a starter. Last week at Camden Yards, Means was tagged for four runs in 3.2 innings, also allowing one home run, naturally.
#orioles lineup vs #yankees:— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) August 13, 2019
1. Jonathan Villar SS
2. Trey Mancini DH
3. Anthony Santander RF
4. Renato Nunez 1B
5. Jace Peterson LF
6. Hanser Alberto 2B
7. Chance Sisco C
8. Stevie Wilkerson CF
9. Rio Ruiz 3B
John Means LHP
Tonight’s game can be seen on YES and FuboTV, or heard on WFAN and WADO. First pitch will be at 7:05 PM ET. Go Yankees, go baseball.