The New York Yankees will host the Baltimore Orioles in the third game of a four-game AL East series Tuesday night from Yankee Stadium. The Orioles will give the call to 26-year old left-hander John Means, and the Yankees will hand the ball to 27-year old right-hander Domingo German. The Yankees feature a 15-2 lead in the season series.
Means Squanders Four Runs in Loss to Yankees
John Means will be on the hill for the 23rd time of the season in this one. Means just pitched against the Yankees in his latest start and he was roughed up, allowing four runs in 3.2 innings in a 14-2 loss. The second-year right-hander has been a bright spot on a weak Orioles pitching staff, logging a 3.36 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP accompanied with an 8-7 record in 101.2 innings of work. Means has squandered five runs to go with a 1-1 record in 9.1 innings against NY this season. DJ LeMahieu is 1 for 3 against Means, while Gary Sanchez is 1 for 2, and Aaron Judge is 1 for 6.
Hanser Alberto has been a tough out against the Yankees, logging a .391 average with six RBI’s in 46 at-bats. The young second baseman is having a strong year, filing a .316 average with six home runs and 33 RBI’s on the season. Alberto is red-hot, hitting .361 on the month.
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) August 12, 2019
The Orioles are facing a tough portion of their schedule. They just played the Astros this past weekend, and they now have to take on the Yankees followed by the Red Sox. The O’s are second-last in the MLB to only the Tigers after finishing last in 2018.
The Orioles are currently averaging 4.35 runs on the season, ranking them 25th in the big leagues. The Baltimore pitching staff continues to falter, and they are last in the Majors with a 5.67 team ERA. The O’s are 21-35 on the road this season.
German Eyes Third Consecutive Victory
Domingo German will take the mound for the 21st time of the year in this one. German squandered four runs (three earned) in five innings against the Blue Jays in his latest effort, although he benefited from run support and earned another win to bolster his record to 15-2. The young right-hander has only tallied a Quality Start in one out of his last four outings, and he features a 4.05 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP in 109 innings pitched on the season. German has limited the Orioles to six runs (five earned) in 18 innings this year, and he is 3-0 with a 3.09 ERA in 23.1 career innings against Baltimore. Renato Nunez is 1 for 4 against German, while Trey Mancini is 3 for 9, and Jonathan Villar is 2 for 9.
Watch for Gary Sanchez in this series as he is feasting on the Orioles’ pitching, smashing a whopping nine home runs along with 18 RBI’s in 44 at-bats on the season. The 26-year old catcher is having a productive season, bashing 25 big flys with 59 RBI’s. Sanchez was recently activated from the IL list.
Look, my liege!
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 12, 2019
The Yankees have displayed their depth this season by overcoming numerous injuries to key players. Giancarlo Stanton has seen minimal action, while Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez have missed a good portion of the season, yet they own a convincing lead for first place in the AL East.
The Bronx Bombers lead all of baseball with an average of 5.96 runs on the season. The New York pitching staff owns a 4.34 team ERA, pegging them 16th overall. The Yankees feature a dominating 43-18 record at Yankee Stadium.
The Baltimore Orioles are:
- 1-6 in Means’ last 7 road starts.
- 1-6 in Means’ last 7 starts in the third game of a series.
- 14-37 in their last 51 games against the Yankees.
The New York Yankees are:
- 22-6 in German’s last 28 starts.
- 6-0 in German’s last 6 home starts.
- 7-0 in their last 7 games against a left-handed starter.