The Yanks face off against the AL East juggernaut Baltimore Orioles on a gray and dreary night. AJ Burnett gets another chance to prove that 2011 is not 2010. To-date he has been solid if not spectacular, compiling a 2-0 record and 4.09 ERA with a meager 11.0 innings across those two games. In defense of that IP stat, he was pulled early in his previous outing due to severe head-congestion (cue jokes about AJ's head being full. Of anything.). Opposing him will be Chris Tillman (0-0; 3.38) and Buck Showalter, who is certain to get a cold reception from the Yankee faithful after daring to impugn the Captain. Hope they remember that Buck was a big part of building the last dynasty in the major leagues and give him his due as well.
A win and the Yanks snag first place in the division. A loss and they're a .500 team. Line-ups after the bump - comment on all the action here.
Burnett (2-0, 4.09)
Tillman (0-0, 3.38)