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-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Friday, April 18, 2008

Game 18 Preview: Yankees at Orioles

New York Yankees (9-8)
Baltimore Orioles (9-7)
Johnny Damon LF Brian Roberts 2B
Derek Jeter SS Melvin Mora 3B
Bobby Abreu RF Nick Markakis RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B Kevin Millar 1B
Hideki Matsui DH Luke Scott LF
Robinson Cano 2B Aubrey Huff DH
Jason Giambi 1B Adam Jones CF
Melky Cabrera CF Ramon Hernandez C
Chad Moeller C Luis Hernandez SS

Phil Hughes (0-2, 9.00 ERA) vs. Daniel Cabrera (0-0, 5.94 ERA)

Time: 7:05 p.m.
Radio: WCBS-AM 880, XM Radio Channel 176

Pregame concerns:
  • Hughes is 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA in two career starts against Baltimore. He has never pitching in Camden Yards.
  • Markakis is 2-6 with a double and three RBI against Hughes.
  • Millar is 2-5 with a double against Hughes.

  • Cabrera is 3-6 with a 4.95 ERA in 13 career starts against New York. He has 46 strikeouts and 42 walks in 72 2-3 innings pitched.
  • Rodriguez is 10-27 with two home runs and six RBI against Cabrera.
  • Giambi is 2-8 with 11 walks against Cabrera.
  • Matsui is 11-30 with one home run and five RBI against Cabrera.
  • Cano is 5-22 with one RBI against Cabrera, so Cano's early slump may continue.
Peter Abraham confirms that Jonathan Albaladejo was optioned out. He also reports that Joba Chamberlain has thrown two side sessions while in Nebraska and will not need to go on any rehab assignments.


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