The Baltimore Orioles took the first game in a four-game set against our New York Yankees by a score of 4-2. The complacent offense could not manage any rally off of Jeremy Guthrie, who looked like a Cy Young contender tonight. With the loss, the Yankees drop to 61-42 on the year. 

The rain actually did go away / Nick Laham, Getty Images

Recap

 

IP

H

R

ER

K

BB

Guthrie

7

4

1

1

5

3

Burnett

8

5

4

4

10

2

 

Tonight was just an all around weird game. Firstly, AJ Burnett pitched a very good game. If you look at his line besides the amount of runs, you would be ecstatic with how he did. However, two of the five hits he allowed were home runs.

However, it doesn’t matter whether the starter allows one, two, or twenty runs, you don’t have much of a shot to win scoring one run off of Jeremy Guthrie. One Yankee run came from a solo home run from Mark Teixeira, his 29th of the season, and the other came from a half-hearted rally in the ninth which ended with a Brett Gardner strikeout. Putting it simply, the Yankees have no shot of catching the Boston Red Sox if this is how they plan on hitting.

Stats and Happenings

6/30: The last time the Yankees swept a series was the 6-28-6/30 series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

1:50: Tonight’s game also had a one hour, fifty minute rain delay. Pretty long time to sit around and watch a loss.

What’s Next?

The Yankees and Orioles will play two tomorrow, making up for a rain delay from May. First game starts at 1:05, and the second starts at 7:00.

1:05, YES. Chris Tillman (2-3, 4.69 ERA) vs. Bartolo Colon (7-6, 3.26 ERA)

7:00, YES. Zach Britton (6-7, 4.05 ERA) vs. Ivan Nova (8-4, 4.12 ERA)