Friday, April 22, 2011

Yankees at Orioles-Holiday Weekend Series

The New York Yankees begin a three game series in Baltimore tonight.  C.C. Sabathia will be on the mound in search of his first victory.  He will be pitching against Brad Bergesen.  Here are some notes and the lineups.

Yankees Lineup:Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano, Nick Swisher, Jorge Posada, Russell Martin, Brett Gardner

Baltimore Lineup:Brian Roberts, Nick Markakis, Derrek Lee, Vlad Guerrero, Adam Jones, Mark Reynolds, Matt Wieters, Fox, Andino. 

The Yankees have played five road games this season which ties Kansas City for the least in the majors.  They have won all four of their home series this season.  The Yankees are the only team in the majors to not lose two games in a row this season. 

The Yankees continue to lead the majors in homeruns with 30 and multi-homer games(10).  They have homered in 14 of their 16 games this season.  The only other Yankees team to hit more homeruns is the 2003 Yankees who hit 31 homeruns in their first 16 games.  They need to hit three homeruns tonight to match the all-time club record of 33 in the first 17 games. 

Curtis Granderson is tied for the AL lead in homeruns with six.  He is tied with Mark Teixeira and Howie Kendrick.  He has 20 homeruns since 8/14/10 ranking third in the majors over that span behind Troy Tulowitzki(23) and Jose Bautista(22). 

Robinson Cano has a 11 game hitting streak, hitting 333 during the streak with five doubles, three homers and 11 RBI.  The Yankees are the only major league team that hasn't scored as many as four runs in an inning this season according to Elias.  They have gone 141 innings without doing that and that is the longest team streak since 1964 to start a season.  It is the longest streak at any point in the season since May of 2004. 

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