Monday, April 9, 2012

Yankees @ Orioles 4/9/12


The Yankees jumped on the board early in the first inning when Mark Teixeira had a rbi single to put the Yankees ahead 1-0 and put the Orioles playing from behind for the first time this season. The lead would be short lived as Orioles Catcher Matt Weiters hit a solo home run to tie the ball game at 1 off of Ivan Nova.

The Yankees got some insurance runs in the top of the 4th inning as Russell Martin had an rbi single, Derek Jeter had an rbi double, and a Eduardo Nunez sac fly accounted for 3 innings. Brian Matusz was made work all night throwing well into the 90 pitch count in the 4th inning.

Andruw Jones added a solo shot in the top of the 6th inning to extend the Yankees lead to 5-1. Gardner added an insurance run with a single in the top of the 7th inning to make it 6-1. Ivan Nova now has a 13 start win streak in the regular season dating back to the 2011 regular season. The best news is that Nova looked a lot more like the Nova we fell in love with last season and less like the Nova that struggled in spring.

These same two teams go at it again tomorrow, same time, same place.

Tonight at Camden Yards the Yankees and Ivan Nova will take on the 3-0 Orioles and Brian Matusz. Here are the lineups for the Yankees.

Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Andruw Jones LF
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez 3B

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