The Yankees saw their season best eight game winning streak come to an end yesterday, but they’ve got a chance to come back and start a new streak today behind … A.J. Burnett. Yeah, that doesn’t sound too good, but in two of the three times he’s started against Baltimore this year, he’s held them to one unearned run or less through at least seven innings. That, uh, makes me feel better.
The Yanks haven’t played the Orioles since early June, before Buck Showalter took over as manager and gave the MSM something to write about with the way he’s “turned their season around.” The O’s are 13-12 19-31 under Showalter after going 38-74 before he arrived, yet they’ve still managed to lose a bunch of games in the standings. I really like Buck as a manager for that team given all their young players, but 25 games is indicative of nothing, especially a manager’s ability to get the best out of his players.
Anyway, here’s the lineup that’ll face Brian Matusz today…
And on the bump, it’s A.J. Burnett.
Today’s Labor Day matinee starts at 1:05pm ET and can be seen on YES locally or MLB Network nationally. Enjoy the game, and any holiday fun.