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New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles, 4/6/18: Sabathia Takes The Mound

The Yankees will be looking to bounce back on Friday night against the Orioles after an “annoying” on Thursday where the bullpen once again looked weak

  • New York Yankees (4-3)
  • Baltimore Orioles (2-5)
  • American League, 7:05 p.m. ET, YES Network
  • Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

Thursday night was another loss this season that the Yankees would like to put behind them where the bullpen blew a late lead and the offense just couldn’t seem to get going.

Other than Aaron Judge hitting a solo home run, the Yankees made Andrew Cashner and the Orioles’ bullpen seem like Cy Young candidates.

Veteran left-hander CC Sabathia will take the mound for the Yankees tonight in his first start of the year at Yankee Stadium looking to build off his solid first outing.

Last week against the Blue Jays, Sabathia only allowed one earned run on five hits over five innings at the Rogers Centre. However, Sabathia didn’t have too much luck while facing Baltimore last season.

Over 17 innings pitched against the Orioles in 2017, the left-hander allowed 17 runs on an outstanding 23 hits leaving him with a 7.43 ERA against the team.

Kevin Gausman will be taking the ball for Baltimore, facing a Yankees lineup that gave him plenty of headaches last season. In just two starts in Yankee Stadium, Gausman surrendered 12 earned runs.

In his first start of the season on Sunday against the Twins, the right-hander only lasted four innings while giving up six earned.

So, looking at the statistics of both starting pitchers, we might be getting prepared for a slugfest tonight in the Bronx.

Lineups

Player To Watch

Aaron Judge

We have had some pretty outstanding luck with these players to watch, with the last three picks going on to have incredible games. So, today, we have to go with Aaron Judge for the second day in a row.

Judge is finally starting to get hot and he is going up against the pitcher whom he destroys most, Kevin Gausman. In 12 career at-bats against Gausman, Judge is batting .500 with three home runs and five RBIs.

You heard it here first, Aaron Judge is going to homer tonight in his third consecutive game.

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