New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles
Tip-off: Monday, May 20, 2013 – 7:00 PM ET
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
- New York: Sabathia (4-3, 3.19 ERA)
- Baltimore: Garcia (0-2, 5.51 ERA)
CC Sabathia truly enjoyed the unexpected extra day of rest, and it may have an effect on the already struggling Baltimore Orioles. The New York Yankees will also meet an ex member: Freddy Garcia.
Tonight New York make its first trip to Camden Yards since 2012’s playoffs when the team tries to hand Baltimore a sixth straight defeat.
The 32 year-old Sabathia (4-3, 3.19 ERA) was scheduled to pitch Sunday’s finale of a home series versus the Toronto Blue Jays but had that outing postponed by rain. The left-hander is winless in his last three starts even with a 2.76 ERA in that span.
Andy Pettitte is the only other teammate that has won more regular-season games as a visiting pitcher at Camden Yards than Sabathia, who is 10-3 with a 3.38 ERA in 15 starts there. That doesn’t include Game 1 of 2012’s division series in which he came within one out of a complete game in a 7-2 victory.
Sabathia also pitched a four-hitter with nine strikeouts in a 3-1 win in Game 5, and has won three straight overall versus the Orioles (23-20) after allowing one run over eight innings April 12 in a 5-2 home victory.
Baltimore’s newcomer Alexi Casilla is 14 for 24 against Sabathia, but he hasn’t started during his club’s losing streak.
Starting for the Orioles will be Garcia (0-2, 5.51) trying to impress YouWager fans rooting for the Yankees (27-16). This will be his first time since going 19-14 with a 4.29 ERA in 42 starts over the previous two seasons with them. The Yanks did not choose to re-sign him.
The Venezuela native was released by the San Diego Padres on March 24, and signed with Baltimore five days later. The right-hander has lost both home starts this season, yielding four runs over 3 2/3 innings Wednesday in an 8-4 defeat to San Diego.
Garcia has had some issues with Travis Hafner, who is 15 for 33 with four homers against him. Robinson Cano is 2 for 15 against Garcia.