The New York Yankees are beginning a four-game series with the Baltimore Orioles and will be looking to keep their offense hot in the Bronx.
- New York Yankees (4-2)
- Baltimore Orioles (1-5)
- American League, 6:35 p.m. ET, PIX 11
- Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
After two consecutive losses in Toronto before coming home, the Yankees have turned it on since coming home to the Bronx, combining to score 18 runs in their first two games.
They have also been lucky to have some solid outings from their starting pitching despite the many complaints from fans regarding how Aaron Boone has managed the bullpen so far.
Tonight, Masahiro Tanaka will take the mound for the Yankees and will to build on his impressive first start of the season. The right-hander only surrendered one run on three hits over six innings against the Blue Jays last week.
In eight career starts against the Orioles, Tanaka is 2-2 with a 3.58 ERA and will likely be looking to take advantage on Thursday night of a Baltimore lineup which hasn’t looked too strong as of late.
Opposing Tanaka for Baltimore will be right-hander Andrew Cashner, who is coming off a first start of the season which he would likely want to put behind him. He allowed four earned runs through five innings against the Twins on Sunday.
Cashner only has three career starts against the Yankees, but he is 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA, however, Thursday night will be his first career start against the Yankees in Yankee Stadium.
Yankees vs. Orioles tonight at 6:35pm on WPIX and WFAN pic.twitter.com/Wcd2qiDio2
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) April 5, 2018
Player To Watch
Two days in a row we were able to pick a player to watch who produced heavily in their respective game. On Tuesday, we picked Didi Gregorius and he would have a two home run, eight RBI day. Yesterday, we picked Gary Sanchez and he homered.
Today, we have to go with Aaron Judge, who just hit his first home run of the season on Wednesday afternoon. From what we know about Aaron Judge is that when he gets hot, he gets hotter than a five-alarm fire.
Expect Judge to have another big day at the plate, maybe even another home run (or two).
Following the offseason acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton, all of the talk around baseball was how deadly the Yankees lineup was going to be adding him to Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez. They all showed their strength for the first time together on Wednesday.
Each one of the three men homered in the second home game of New York’s young season and really made the crowd feel a certain type of way.
Expect much more where the Wednesday firework show came from, who knows, they might all go deep again on Thursday for the second day in a row.