The New York Yankees are set to take on the Baltimore Orioles today in what should be an exciting game for baseball fans all over the world. Both teams will look to improve their records and also get some momentum behind them.
New York comes into this game with an overall record of 77-59. They are 36-31 away and they will need a maximum effort from their entire team if they want to pull off the victory. Phelps will be pitching for New York who has an overall ERA of 3.13. He will need to be on point to shut out the Orioles today.
Baltimore comes into this game with an overall record of 76-60. They are the home team today. Hammel will be the starting pitcher who has an ERA of 3.54. Baltimore needs this win to move up in their division and also rebound after a tough loss. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games, which gives them heavy momentum heading into this game.
In terms off offense, the Yankees will need to have great performances from Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez. Jeter currently has .341 batting average in his last 20 games, which certainly bodes well for the team heading into today's game.
For Baltimore, they will need Mark Reynolds to have a better performance today if they stand any chance in taking the lead early. In their last six game with New York, Reynolds has had 4 homers and they will need the same type of performance from him today.