Buck Showalter returns to the Bronx with his latest reclamation project, the Baltimore Orioles. Showalter has built lasting winners time and again, and the early results from his days wearing the orange and black bode well for the team with the worst owner in baseball.
Fresh off a series-win against the Rays at Camden Yards, the O's visit Yankee Stadium led by Brian Matusz, who has pitched extremely well – and yet lost – to the Yankees three times this season, posting a 2.41 ERA in those games while the putrid O's offense scored only 2 total runs. Meanwhile the Yankees send AJ Burnett to the bump – get your air-sickness bags ready YFs.
In theory this should be a good three days for the Yankees – playing the worst team in the division at home while the Rays and Sox square off in Boston. But that's why they play the games – and while the Yanks have a 10-2 season record against the O's, it was compiled before Showalter arrived and guided the O's to a 19-13 record to-date.
Enjoy the Yanks' 5th day-game in a row – and happy Labor Day.