- Orioles at disadvantage against the Yankees
- Cashner believes he can turn his team’s fortunes around
- Baltimore perform poorly against left-handed pitchers
The New York Yankees are facing off with the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, May 21.The Yankees secured a recent victory against the Tampa Bay Rays, which puts them ahead in the overall standing. What does the game against the Orioles have in store for them, though?
The Yankees to Take on the the Orioles
The Baltimore Orioles definitely have had a rough patch. Sitting at 15-31, the team is likely to suffer a defeat at the hands of the New York Yankees (28-17).
The romp against Tampa Bay on Sunday has definitely helped the Yankees prop up their spirits and boost their confidence. They are onto a good thing this time around. Their successes have come owing to individual players as well as team effort.
|New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles –|
|Baltimore Orioles||+1.5 (+110)||+168||U 9.5 (-115)|
|New York Yankees||-1.5 (-130)||-196||O 9.5 ( -105)|
J.A. Happ is Everyone’s Favorite
J.A. Happ has a decent track record against the Orioles with 13.2 innings and having secured five home runs – a decent overall achievement. Happ is one of the players to watch out for on Tuesday, as he will be his team’s underdog.
Happ has been doing a great job for the Yankees and even though Aaron Boone has been using him sparing, Happ has been able to fall in line with his trainer’s demands and overall tactic – it has been paying off. The Yankees have a reliable pick in the face of Happ – one that the Orioles better watch out for.
Time to hit the road ✈️ pic.twitter.com/4bCAWv6Dz8
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 19, 2019
Cashner is Always on the Winning Side
Meanwhile, Baltimore will be responding with Andrew Cashner, the talented Orioles player who is well-seasoned in handling the Yankees. Cashner has kept a decent score with 4.10 ERA (4.72 FIP), which points to an athlete that can overcome team shortcomings and outshine even the opponents.
— Jon Meoli (@JonMeoli) May 16, 2019
Cashner has contributed to nine out of all 15 victories for the Orioles. The Orioles seem disadvantaged when playing up against the Yankees, but Cashner likes to keep a brave face on. “I am really working on my curveball now,” he said to ensure everyone that a change was yet possible.
Still, with all three games against the team resulting in a loss – and one romping ending up 15-3 not so long ago, Baltimore will definitely be on edge to perform in the upcoming game. The Orioles have a bad track-record (1-11) versus left-handed pitchers as well, which means that some adaptability will be necessary to make sure they survive the initial pressure that comes from New York.